I have to admit that I was a Street Fighter fan way back in college. No, I wouldn’t shame myself in being a fan of the horrid Street Fighter movie! I’m talking about the video game. I used to play Chun-Li while my then boyfriend kicked my butt around practicing the moves of the other characters. So despite the fact that the 1994 Street Fighter film was really bad I couldn’t help but hope that the new movie “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” would end up great, after all it is more than a decade after the first Street Fighter movie, right? Well it seems that I am dead wrong since there still isn’t a single good neutral review about the movie.
Here are some of reviews on the movie:
I’d say this is roughly 20 times better than the first “Street Fighter” movie. It’s still a waste of time, but unlike the game, it’s over in 95 minutes. – Chicago Tribune
Even by low-budget video-game adaptation standards, this one is a stinker. – MSNBC
With reviews like that my expectations has hit rock bottom so I guess I can safely see the movie without being disappointed but then again Variety says, “Even with the low expectations “The Legend of Chun Li” engenders, it still somehow manages to be a letdown.” Oh well this means I’ll just wait for it to come out not DVD but on HBO. No sense wasting my money!