As the Street Fighter saga celebrates its 20th anniversary, fight fans are invited to follow along with fearsome fighter Chun-Li as she faces off against a series of formidable opponents in this feature adaptation of the popular video-game franchise directed by Exit Wounds' Andrzej Bartkowiak. Previously adapted for the screen in the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme film, the series continues to thrive as eager gamers across the globe go toe-to-toe to determine who is the most skilled and powerful warrior in the video-game universe.
On the streets of Bangkok, crime boss Bison instigates a wave of violence in the slum districts, grabbing power and land no matter what the costs to its residents. His ruthless tactics are met by a team of heroes consisting of Chun-Li, a half-Caucasian/half-Asian beauty who gave up a life of privilege to become a street fighter, battling for those who cannot fight for themselves; her kung fu master, Gen, once a feared criminal, who now fights for the forces of good; Interpol cop Charlie Nash, who has tracked the crime boss all over the world, and Nash's partner, gangland homicide detective Maya Sunee.
This movie did not really reach my expectation...I have to give this movie a 5 out of 10...I didnt want to see this on theaters last year because I was warned that its a waste of time and money, sounds kinda harsh...but I guess I got that mssg. right. I've been a fan of Street Fighter ever since - part of Childhood thing...lol...When the game first came out back in the day, it has about 8 to 12 main characters..and I pretty much know each of those character's story by instinct.
There was a Street Fighter movie that came out in 1994 i think and that movie was old school but better than this one. I just watched some clips of it youtube and just to bring back som memories...haha..
Sometimes I think that gamers are hard to please when it comes to putting the games on film...But with these types of movies I suggest to stick with the real Adaptations from the game instead of makin up some new Stuff...I can unerstand with the cosstume and clothings/uniforms, It would look kinda stupid wearing boxing gloves, capes, Sparring gears, etc. while walking in the streets fighting evil...lol
Little things bother while watching the movie such as vegas mask was to big for his face, he got beat in like less than a minute, but then again in the game he was one of the best villain fighters. There wasnt a lot of action on this film either,.Plus they were fighting Guns and Arsenals..when Street fighter is never really about that from the beginning...I want to see lots of martial arts fights.
I think the producers of this film is trying to reach out to the new generation of audience - all ages...but with gamers it would never work. They know the roots of the game and story.
Im also wondering if the producers ever played Street fighter or finish playing the the characters in the game...well just a thought
I hope that the next sequel for this would at least improve its special effect and make it an action packed movie...keepin the expectatio med.
still think its an ok film, plenty of ways to please the new generation.
Maybe the game would be much suited for anime type movies.