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

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,721,110, 1 March 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,742,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,764,201
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"Chun-Li" literally means "Spring-Beauty" in Chinese. See more »

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When Chun-Li is playing the piano at the recital, the hammers are not moving to strike the strings and create the sound of a piano playing. See more »

Quotes

Bison: You see, your father has been the milk of my business. But even milk has an expiration date.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Beverly Hills Cop III (2009) See more »

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Street Fighter
Written by Antonie McColister and Jean Borges
Performed by Ace Hood
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Bad Movie. Big Disappointment.
2 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very terrible in many ways.

First off, the choice of characters is the worst possible ever for a game movie. Chun Li is meant to be Chinese yet you've chosen an actress who has problem speaking the language in the movie (when for example she asks for help which she asked in a terrible accent).

Game movies are not really easy to be pulled off along with good reviews, not many are out there. The reason is shown very clear in this movie. The director ALWAYS misses the point of what the movie should be about; I mean fair enough you don't want a movie about Ryu fighting Ken or Bison, and want a Legend of Chun Li, But you could've put a better story in it, or give the movie better actors (I can't believe the acting in this movie). Take Marvel for example, their world interacts a lot of different marvel characters, but when it comes to their own movie/cartoon, they actually make the story relevant to the characters life(e.g just because Bison was the boss, it doesn't mean that Chun Li's life has to be revolved around killing him (which is what Ryu does)).

The choice of camera shots used to try and show the story was also done badly. For example when Bison was trying to show the camera that he had a picture of his wife and daughter, which were dear to him; First off, would Bison do this? Secondly, this is very very corny.

This movie had made me dislike street fighter. I would highly recommend better actors and directors AND story writers if another street fighter movie comes out.

P.S Didn't finish the movie, it was that bad.


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