Tekken (the video game) in itself has a lot of history, has its own story lines, and basically has its own little universe that it is part of. All the knowledge you have to the Tekken games are not a really good reference for this movie, and actually would annoy you to some point depending how loyal you are to the game series for a number of reasons. 1- The casting is not all that great. There are certain people that 'work'. I find the majority of people do not look at all like they should, which is sort of sad. You should be able to just look at someone and say "THERES LAW!" or "THATS KAZUYA", but you find yourself more like "Thats Steve?" (Granted, Heihachi does work!) 2- The story line is completely different, but workable/doable 3- The character design, persona, style, attitudes are different than their original characters. So basically they are only that character by name since the
Basically if you take the already existing Tekken Universe and consider this to be a completely different/alternate Universe, it makes this move more doable. Mainly because the story line of the movie isn't that bad. The characters (although the designs and personalities don't match the norm) are not that badly designed
Basically this movie is a 'different' take on the entire Tekken Universe, which could be considered annoying if you're a loyal fan of the series. But at the end of the day, it is a "Tekken" movie, so the characters, although their stories may end up different, should reflect their more of the game to identify them.