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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)

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PHP 4,677,598 (Philippines) (1 March 2009)

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$8,742,261 (USA)
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This film marks the second time that the character Vega, was portrayed by an actor of Native American and Latin Ethnicity. Taboo who portrays Vega for this film, is Mexican and Native American. In the 1994 film "Street Fighter", the Spanish Vega was portrayed by Jay Tavare; who is White Mountain Apache and Latin. See more »

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When Bison asks Vega to take care of Chun Li, and Vega looks at the photo of her, his hand is white. The Vega double is Scandinavian and Taboo is Hispanic. See more »

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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: BMB Spoony Experiment: Tekken (2011) 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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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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