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Street Fighter Movie KO'd By Critics

We did our best to remain optimistic for this movie, but somewhere deep down, we always knew the deep, dark, depressing truth. That truth was forced painfully to the surface after laying eyes on the Metacritic average for "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li."

We won't even link you to it - it's really too depressing, albeit humorous - but let's just say it's averaging around 20%, and that's including the one decent review (60) from Variety. The rest, from TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, and LA Weekly are all terrible. The Hollywood Reporter's Frank Scheck said that "yet another video game crashes and burns upon its translation to the big screen," and Entertainment Weekly's Adam Markovitz was especially harsh in handing out a sad D- grade: "The fight scenes are saggy, the actors are stiff, and the sleepiness of it all is enough to make you nostalgic for the simple smackdown charms of the movie's namesake videogame." Essentially, as far as we can tell from these early reviews, "The Legend of Chun-Li" is a train wreck of an action flick, which is about what we expected. 'sigh'

However, we do have a small message for Ms. Kristin Kreuk: every actor makes bad decisions every once in a while; for future reference, though, please do us all a favor and avoid any video game adaptations. Hollywood just can't do it. It's not your fault. They just screw it up all the time. You've got a pretty face so this wasn't exactly career suicide, but please...avoid and evade in the future. And for the love of God, turn down any offer of a sequel!

2/27/2009 Ben Dutka

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