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->''"They spend the entire movie building up to Chun-Li's ability to throw fireballs. Protip: don't spend an entire Street Fighter movie preparing the characters for ''being Street Fighters.''"''
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18605_7-baffling-moments-from-worst-video-game-movie-ever_p2.html#ixzz33YZJ3lB7 "7 Baffling Moments From the Worst Video Game Movies Ever"]]

'''''Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li''''' -- the second live-action film based on Creator/{{Capcom}}'s long-running ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' video game series, but not a direct sequel to [[{{Film/Street Fighter}} the first]] -- tells the story of Chun-Li Xiang (Kristin Kreuk), a ten-year-old piano/Wushu prodigy who has her young world shattered after the crimelord [[BigBad Bison]] (with the help of his [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black]] [[TheDragon Dragon]], Balrog) kidnaps her father and whisks him off to parts unknown. After the death of her mother seventeen years later, Chun-Li -- now a concert pianist -- receives a mysterious scroll that tells her to go to UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}}. Once there, she meets Gen, [[TheAtoner a former partner of Bison]] and leader of the mysterious Order Of The Web; Gen offers to train Chun-Li in preparation for her inevitable showdown with Bison.

The film also has a subplot about Interpol agent Charlie Nash and Bangkok detective Maya Sunee, but they don't really matter until the end (and even then, they only serve as backup for Chun-Li).

Continuing the truth that VideoGameMoviesSuck, the film was panned remorselessly and was a commercial failure, even more of an embarrassment than [[Film/StreetFighter the original Street Fighter movie]]. At least that one [[SoBadItsGood didn't take itself too seriously]]. This film does the exact opposite and suffers greatly for it.

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!! ''Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AdaptationalNationality: Chun-Li is originally from San Francisco, but moves to Hong Kong as a child.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler: Cantana is beaten to death by Bison after being seduced by Chun-Li]].
* ButNotTooForeign: Chun-Li and Maya being half-white, for a start.
** The exact ethnicity of M. Bison has never been clear but it's unlikely he's ever been Irish.
* CanonForeigner: Cantana, Maya, Fen, and others.
** On Maya's case, it can be argued that she may or may not be Crimson Viper (since Maya is also Viper's real given name).
* ChildPopstar: Chun-Li started as a pianist when she was young.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Bison is one. In fact, his master plan to convert a slum area in prime real estate into middle class housing probably wouldn't be too illegal if it weren't for his tactics.
* DisappearedDad: Or, worse yet, "dragged off before her eyes".
* DragonLady: Cantana
* TheDragon: Balrog
* {{Expy}}: Maya Sunee is almost certainly a stand in for [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Crimson Viper]]. They are law enforcement agents that share a first name.
** Bison is closer to [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese Howard]] than the actual M. Bison.
* {{Gonk}}: Vega, in stark contrast to the video games.
* InNameOnly: The movie used only the names and basic plot.
* IronicEcho: "Fathers always have a weakness for their daughters." said by Bison when he's [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] Chun Li and later thrown right back at him immediately after [[spoiler:Chun Li kills him.]]
* KamehameHadoken : Chun-Li uses one to take Bison down.
* LipstickLesbian: Cantana
* MatingDance: Chun Li uses one to draw Cantana into ladies room, in order to interrogate her.
* MonumentalView: The movie starts looking out the window of Chun-Li's first house at a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge that would place the house somewhere in the Presidio, which has no homes in it.
* MoodWhiplash / IndecisiveDeconstruction: Many reviewers noted that the movie bills itself as an [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy]] and more "realistic" take on Street Fighter, despite stuff like Chun-Li using KiAttacks and Bison transferring part of his soul into his unborn daughter.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Chun-Li is given the surname "Huang".
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:Bison does this to Chun-Li's father]], right in front of her.
** DeathByIrony: She eventually returns the favor, right in front of his daughter.
* NoPronunciationGuide:
** When Gen talks about Ryu, he mispronounces his name as "Rai-yu". Yes, a movie released in friggin' 2009 is pronouncing Ryu as "Rai-yu".
** A little less common is Bison's "Shadow''lau''", right after the caption reading "Shadow''loo'' Headquarters". And even then, both are wrong.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent:
** Everyone in Bangkok speaks perfect English with an American accent.
** Chun-Li even speaks [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPYCybm2s7Y Cantonese with an American accent]].
* NotWearingTights / MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: Nobody wears their colorful outfits from the game. The closest is when Chun-Li [[MythologyGag briefly dons a blue dress as part of a disguise]].
* OddlySmallOrganization: The Order Of The Web
* OutrunTheFireball
* PsychoForHire: Vega
* RaceLift: Somehow, Chun-Li grows from an obviously Asian child to a 3/4 white Canadian pretending to be full Chinese. All in the span of the intro.
* ScaryBlackMan: Balrog
* SequelHook: At the end of the film, Gen shows Chun-Li a poster for a fighting tournament and mentions a Japanese fighter named "Ryu--something."
* SmugSnake: Bison
* {{Spexico}}: Casting a Mexican actor to play the Spanish Vega fits into this trope.
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter The Corrupt Corporate Executive's Beautiful Daughter]]: Rose
* TheWorfEffect: Gen's repeated curb-stompings at Bison's hands.
* ThreePointLanding: Used by Chun-Li multiple times.
* VillainBall: Bison has a deathgrip on it.
* YouDontLookLikeYou:
** M. Bison: a blonde guy with a beard and a three-piece suit
** Chun-Li: half-white, skinny legs, wears her famous hair buns and blue outfit (or something loosely meant to represent them) for only a short time
** Gen: a guy in his fourties (at least they got the Asian part right)
** [[spoiler:Rose:]] Late teens to early twenties, no AnimeHair, very naive, [[spoiler:is no longer Bison's GoodCounterpart.]]
** Charlie: They couldn't even be bothered to give him glasses, let alone blonde hair, an orange vest and green cargo pants.
** Vega: Unattractive, silver mask he wears because he's embarrassed about said unattractiveness, black hair, bulky black jumpsuit

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