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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

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Cast:Kristen Kreuk,Chris Klein,Neil McDonough,Robin Shou,Moon Bloodgood,Josie Ho,Taboo,Michael Clarke Duncan

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Genre:Action/Adventure

Year: 2009

Rating:PG-13/Unrated

Brace yourself for the hard-hitting action and high-flying excitement of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. including an all new unrated cut! Based on the wildly popular Street Fighter video game series, this powerful martial arts adventure explores the origins of the Street Fighter universe through Chun-Li (Kristen Kreuk), who avenges her fatherís death at the hands of Bison (Neil McDonough) and his evil Shadaloo Empire. Now the stage is set, the challenge is clear, the legend will be forged...but who will prevail? Round One. Fight!

I suppose a lot you were fans of the game as a kid and were looking forward to this adaptation of the tale but I was interested in it as a action film only since I was never a gamer and I am sure there is also others like me so it seemed the film could have a built in audience if they did it right. A few of Director,Andrzej Bartkowiak's other films suffered from the same things that brought this one down as well. The movie doesn't stay focused enough on what is happening at that moment, there is too much going on and all the sub-plots seem to get mixed in together making the story a bit of a mess. I do believe Kristen Kreuk did a fine job in the lead here, this young lady is talented and very beautiful. The other cast member I was impressed with was Robin Shou. The rest of the cast including, Chris Klein and Michael Clarke Duncan just seemed out of place in the film for some reason. The story is I felt was pretty solid it just wasn't executed well enough to make for a solid movie but that isn't to say I didn't enjoy watching this. I seen some very bad reviews for this but to be fair it is a Street Fighter movie, it is not meant to be taken seriously and is just a leave-your- brain-at-the-door movie. The film never takes itself too serious and neither should the audience, if your looking for something meaningful look elsewhere. I thought the action scenes were well done and I have always been a sucker for wire work so I did enjoy all the flipping and jumping around. Even as an action flick this could of been much better but I was still entertained enough while watching it to recommend it to fans of the genre. I suggest you go into this not expecting a lot from it and you will find as much mindless fun as I did. kristin kreuk is surprisingly good as chun-li and it has a decent story, a lot of action and fight scenes that are well choreographed, I do not think you can really ask for too much more considered this film was most likely targeted towards gamers. The DVD contains both the theatrical version as well as the Unrated and comes packed with extra features that include:

Blu-ray Disc With Digital Copy Specs

The Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Unleashed & Unrated three-disc Blu-ray will be presented in widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio with English, French and Spanish subtitles.

Bonus features include:

Disc One

Theatrical and Unrated feature

Audio Commentary by Patrick Aiello, Ashok Amritraj, Neal McDonough and Chris Klein

Street Fighter: In Movie Enlightenment

14 Deleted Scenes

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: Sneak Peek

Becoming a Street Fighter

Chun Li: Bringing the Legend to Life

Fox Movie Channel Presents Making A Scene

Recreating the Game: Arcade to Film Comparisons

The Fight in Black and White: Storyboard Gallery

Behind the Fight: Production Gallery

Disc Two

Unrated Digital Copy

Disc Three

Street Fighter Round One: FIGHT! Animated comic movie

DVD Specs Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Unleashed & Unrated two-disc DVD will be presented in widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:

Disc One

Theatrical and Unrated feature

Audio Commentary by Patrick Aiello, Ashok Amritraj, Neal McDonough and Chris Klein

14 Deleted Scenes

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: Sneak Peek

Becoming a Street Fighter

Chun Li: Bringing the Legend to Life

Fox Movie Channel Presents Making A Scene

Recreating the Game: Arcade to Film Comparisons

The Fight in Black and White: Storyboard Gallery

Behind the Fight: Production Gallery

Disc Two

Street Fighter Round One: FIGHT! Animated comic movie

Released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. ** 3/4 Out Of *****