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[[caption-width-right:220:[[VideoGameMoviesSuck It's a video game movie]], [[GenreBlindness how bad could it be?]][[note]]''Very''.[[/note]]]]
->''"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.


!! ''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.
* {{Irony}}: Bison looking and acting similar to Geese Howard from the ''Fatal Fury'' series. Geese had once killed Terry's father and in turn was unintentionally killed by him, who then raises the boy Geese had abandoned. [[spoiler:At the end of this movie Bison falls out of a building much like Geese, but only dies from Chun Li breaking his neck as his daughter watches. Chun Li then asks Nash to take care of her.]]
* 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