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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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Budget:

$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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Rick Yune was originally cast as Gen, but he was replaced by Robin Shou, who played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997). 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 »

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Bison: When people are hungry, there's nothing they won't do.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2009 Teen Tournament Quarterfinal 4 (2009) See more »

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Waltz No. 9 In A Flat Major op. 69/1
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Ridden of it's goodness
4 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you think my heading is cheesy and stupid you're absolutely right and I heartily agree...unfortunately that vary statement is the crux of the latest Street Fighter attempt's plot.

Ignoring the 1994 Van Damme version of the franchise this film starts anew, focusing on the character of Chun Li, a young Asian woman highly skilled in both piano and martial arts. Her dad gets taken away from her at a young age by M. Bison who uses him in his criminal plot to overthrow Bangkok. Unfortunately for Bison Chun Li grows up, meets a mystic who teaches her some freaky stuff and sets out to kick his ass. While the Van Damme version was far from spectacular it had a sense of humor about itself and wasn't afraid to have fun with the material, which was at the very least entertaining for a lazy hour and a half. The Legend of Chun Li tries to be a dark brooding action thriller with something like Batman Begins as its model...but the material just doesn't support it. The plot goes back and forth between clichés and just plan dumb hokey sci-fi stuff. Yes, being "rid of your goodness" is actually a plot point.

The script is loaded with cheesy dialog and flat characters which doesn't make the actors' jobs any easier and they really don't live up to the challenge. Chris Klein is particularly bad in his attempt to be the bad ass.

You would think the action would at least make it worth the time but even that is nothing to brag about. The fights are far too staged and obviously fake. They throw in some signature moves from the video games that are beyond reality. If they'd been shot differently they would've been cool, but here they just look ridiculous. These are things that would fit at home in a more cartoony film like its predecessor...but sorry, no go.


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