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Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun Li Japanese Trailer

Yeah, yeah, we all know the rule: movies based on games are usually horrendous. But hey...you may want to check out this Japanese trailer for "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li," because surprisingly, this one shows promise.

We've got the debut trailer for the hotly anticipated action film right here for you (courtesy of GameTrailers, of course), and although we always have reservations for any motion picture based on a video game, we admit to being somewhat encouraged. All we really want from a movie like this is polished and engaging fighting and action sequences, and it appears as if we'll get just that. The heroine, played by the super cute Kristin Kreuk, doesn't really embody the artistic design of Chun-Li in the Street Fighter games, but we'll let it slide. Besides, we're fairly certain that no human woman looks like that, anyway. Hollywood has managed to screw up many such projects in the past - which is why we're still not convinced - but these days, how hard is it to generate a blockbuster, special-effects-laden, epilepsy-inducing action extravaganza? It's one of the two movies they're capable of making these days; the other kind is the brain-dead comedy that most chimpanzees would be insulted by. We don't need an Oscar-winner; we just need a crowd-pleaser, and Hollywood can do that.

Well, maybe. Come February, you may want to buy a ticket to "The Legend of Chun-Li" after playing the greatness that should be Street Fighter IV. It could be the perfect chaser.

Watch Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Trailer Now!

Related Game(s): Street Fighter IV

12/30/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

Arvis
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 12:54:09 PM
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I'll watch the video when I get home. It may turn out to be a terrible film, but I'll be seeing it in theaters anyways.

As far as I am aware, Kristen Kreuk at least has the thighs for the role.

-Arvis

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bearbobby
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 1:58:09 PM

Well I know she has at least a few moves, as evident from her conflicts in Smallville, but I'll have to see this trailer when I get home cause I'm not sure that she's skilled enough to pull off some of the more technical moves.

Hell, what am I thinking, she'll just be assisted by dozens of cgi technicians. lol

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HUSO
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 4:39:22 PM

has the thighs :S ???? u mean she has the SF2 game, Chun-Li's thighs :P

she's a skinny lil hottie. if she has thighs like that in the movie, its gonna be CG. i remember when i was a kid wondering if chun li's thighs could choke me to death :D

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 8:42:35 PM

@HUSO,

Hahahaha :D

Kreuk does NOT have Chun-Li's thighs.

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Arvis
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 8:48:06 PM

I don't know, her thighs are pretty awesome:

http://theworldsbestever.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/kristin-kreuk.jpg

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 1:26:22 PM
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Looks real good(at least by it's trailer).
And K.K. sure looks like one hell of a babe too!

Last edited by BikerSaint on 12/30/2008 1:27:34 PM

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 1:31:38 PM
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From the very beginning when they announced Christine Kreuk I knew it was gonna blow.

And it is gonna blow.

They then added Balrog(boxer) to the cast. But he's not there to show off his boxing skills. But instead Hollywood gives him..........guns............yes guns.

Then it gets worse, how is Bison blonde? and so old? i mean seriously.

I would like to be happy 'bout the movie since I'm a huge SF fan, but again like with all game movies this will suck.

Sorry 'bout the rant

Though I think the saddest part of all is the fact that what I've seen in the trailer can and has been done better in other movies.

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HUSO
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 4:41:12 PM

they should just forget the side story and give us Riu's story, in-depth. guess they didn't have a gud enuf actor for the role, for the entire movie to be based on his story.

Street Fighter anime movie rules.

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coolistic
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 1:42:04 PM
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I certainly remember the originalXD

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 2:02:16 PM
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They should have gotten the chick from Chocolate to star in this flick. The martial arts sequences in that film were great. I wonder if she even speaks English.

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fallingdove
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 2:22:15 PM
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I have extremely low expectations for this movie.

Being a huge SF fan, the source material doesn't coherently lend itself to movies. However, if I wanted anything explored, I would have selected the Shotokan story branch. Ryu and Ken's training, dark Hado, it would have been much better than selecting Chun Li and a gun touting Balrog.

It looks better than Dragonball Evolution though.

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StrategicGnomer
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 2:43:29 PM

Don't even get me started on DB Evolution... But yea, this one looks pretty bad too. It's a rule, games to movies suck. No exceptions.

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Arvis
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 2:43:59 PM

Plan 9 From Outer Space is a better film than Dragonball Evolution. That's one movie I DON'T need to see to form an opinion on. Not-green Piccolo = MASSIVE FAILURE!

-Arvis

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smileys_007
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 3:16:29 PM
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Kristin Kreuk is one hot babe!!

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 3:56:44 PM
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Are people seriously looking forward to this! The only good Game to Film theres been is Silent Hill.

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Aftab
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 4:15:01 PM
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Staareet Fightah!!!

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bamf
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 8:46:24 PM
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Just stick to the anime versions by manga and pretend hollywood doesn't exist. With the manga at least everyone looks like they're supposed to.

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ZubraZap
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 3:33:18 PM
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I can't believe I used to watch Smallville... I was on a lot of drugs at the time. Weed preferably.
NOTE: Still am.

Last edited by ZubraZap on 1/1/2009 3:34:12 PM

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dillonthebunny
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 10:50:46 PM
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im a self confessed martial arts snob, I say the trailer looks pants.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 12:59:20 PM
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It couldn't possibly be as bad as DOA.

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