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

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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.

Director:

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writers:

Justin Marks (screenplay), Alexandre Dumas (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Kreuk ... Chun-Li
Chris Klein ... Charlie Nash
Neal McDonough ... Bison / Vega (Japan)
Robin Shou ... Gen
Moon Bloodgood ... Det. Maya Sunee
Josie Ho ... Cantana
Taboo ... Vega / Balrog (Japan)
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Balrog / Bison (Japan)
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Zhilan (as Pei Pei Cheng)
Edmund Chen ... Xiang
Inez Yan Inez Yan ... Chun-Li (5 yrs)
Elizaveta Kiryukhina Elizaveta Kiryukhina ... Rose
Emilze Junqueira Emilze Junqueira ... Jeanne Xiang
Katherine Pemberton Katherine Pemberton ... Chun-Li (10 yrs)
Siri Sirijane Siri Sirijane ... Liu
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Some fight for power. Some fight for us.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada | India | USA | Japan | Thailand

Language:

English | Hindi | Japanese | Thai

Release Date:

27 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Fighter: La leyenda See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Shou, who plays Gen, is the only actor in the cast who has previously featured in other movies based on a video game: he played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat (1995) and its sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), as well as having a cameo role in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006). See more »

Goofs

Bison is the child of Irish missionaries. The actors portraying him as a teenager and adult are appropriate, but when he is gravely ill in the orphanage, the camera zooms on an apparently Asian baby. See more »

Quotes

Vega: [Chun-Li has cut Vega's face and has her foot pressed against his head] You think this is over?
Chun-Li: No. I'm just getting started.
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Soundtracks

We On
Written by Marty James Garton (as Marty James), Ricardo Thomas and Zamon Christian
Performed by One Block Radius
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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5 October 2009 | by grenmonkeySee all my reviews

How can a movie that runs for a hour and a half feel so long? Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) is a horrible, unimaginative, cheesy and just plain stupid movie. The dialog made me laugh at the movie, not with the movie – the actors didn't pull through with the cheesy material. The acting is agonizing along with the script that makes very little sense if any, even the action is dull.

The whole movie is just one big pile of rotten cheesy clichés sewn together without any idea of what is being made. The first Street Fighter movie (1994) at least made me smile once here and there with it's "camp" -attitude, Legend of Chun-Li tries too hard to be a seriously taken "growing-up" drama that the fail is twice as bad that it could've been. I felt ashamed even just watching the movie, must've been tough to be actually a part of it. Well, at least they all got paid.

I really don't have anything positive to say about the film. 1/4


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