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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

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Chun-Li lives a calm life with her father, when one day, the local mobster Bison kidnaps her father. After her mother's death, she embarks into a quest to rescue her kidnapped father from the clutches of powerful criminal lord Bison. Written by paulrichard

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Some fight for power. Some fight for us.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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27 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Street Fighter: La leyenda  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,721,110 (USA) (27 February 2009)

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$8,742,261 (USA) (8 May 2009)
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Back in 2003, Jean-Claude Van Damme was working on a sequel to the original Street Fighter movie titled "Street Fighter II", for Universal. Several cast members had been hired to join him in the sequel, including his Universal Soldier co-star Dolph Lundgren in an unrevealed role, Australian actress Holly Valance would have replaced Kylie Minogue as Cammy White, and Damian Chapa would have re-praised his role as Ken Masters. Byron Mann was also reportedly in talks to return as Ryu Hoshi. However, after a few years of trying to get the sequel off the ground, the project never materialized and any plans for a sequel were scrapped in favor of this movie. See more »

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In the funeral scene of Chun-Li's mother, Chun-Li is wearing black. It's customary in Chinese funerals for the family members to wear white since white is symbolic of death. See more »

Quotes

Bison: When people are hungry, there's nothing they won't do.
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Connections

Spun-off from Street Fighter (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Em Up
Written by Antonie McColister and Christopher Gholson
Performed by Ace Hood
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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The god-awful, the bad, and the ugly
2 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So this movie has been on my radar for quite a while. I was smooth talked by Justin Mark's assurance that his treatment of the movie was respectful and to be prepared for a new era of gaming films. I was pumped and on board, and then... I saw the film. THE GOD-AWFUL The script from this movie was a joke. When Bison utters something about milk and expiry dates, I laughed. It was a nervous laugh, but it was laughter. This movie makes no sense to me at all. The pitch was it was a Chun Li story about looking beyond revenge. In the end, she gets her revenge and the moral is? Revenge is the answer. THE BAD The costumes in this movie can also suck it. I felt terrible for Kristin in the night club scene, wearing a ridiculous dress and using her feminine wiles ( primo top dollar dancing to the unaware) to lure Cantana, a lesbian associate of Bison, into a bathroom. The pacing of this movie was dreadful, and we are hand-held for every scene, if Chun Li is walking on the screen she will undoubtedly inform us "I was walking.." ... REALLY? Really. THE UGLY The truth is this movie insults movie goers, gamers, and people, in general. Am I supposed to feel for Chun Li, even though she had a privileged life, and a loving mother? How is she a victim of circumstance? Am I supposed to feel Vega's threatening persona through five minutes of him getting the crap kicked out of him? Am I supposed to believe Bison is all evil when he continues to nurture his daughter? I think this movie was seriously edited so terribly, whatever good there was to salvage was lost on the cutting room floor. Whoever edited this needs to be bird kicked in the throat. It just makes no sense to me how the editor could do his job, watch the movie and allow this to enter the theaters. The best parts of the movie involved subtitles, and a sunset. That is it. So there you go, street fighter 2? Most assuredly, not.


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