YMMV: Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

  • Accidental Innuendo:
    Guile: "Bison's ass is mine!"
  • Awesome Music: The original J-pop, orchestral and jazz soundtrack was completely redone for the English dub with songs from popular Western bands including Korn, Alice in Chains and Silverchair, but the unquestioned crowner is KMFDM's "Ultra" during the brutal fight between Chun-Li and Vega.
  • Best Known for the Shower Scene: Chun-Li's shower scene became the most talked-about scene in the movie; particularly with U.S. audiences, as anime (and animated depictions of nudity) was still relatively new to them at that time. Made more so, since the scene featured a popular video game character, before the rise of Rule 34.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Zangief and Blanka's cage match, while fun to watch, has nothing to do with the plot. In addition, it and they are never mentioned again, and the scene cuts away before we even get to see who wins.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Imagine if Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie were rewritten, by casting Ryu and Ken as a pair of combat waitresses, one of whom becomes an Ascended Extra and gets brainwashed by the main antagonist as a means of getting to her best friend/rival... 'cuz in 1996, KSS made a 3-part OVA series that was pretty close to it.
  • Ho Yay: Ken isn't fooling anyone, except for Ryu who wants to walk it off.
  • I Liked It Better When It Sucked: Some fans of the first live action movie have had this reaction.
  • Memetic Mutation: M. Bison's Big "YES!"! (no, not that "Yes!").
  • Nightmare Fuel: Ken's scream while being brainwashed by Bison.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The film's producers tried to fit in all sixteen fighters from Super Street Fighter II into the film somehow, so a few of them had to get the short end of the stick. The fight between Blanka and Zangief bears no significance to the plot, and several fan favorites became bit players. Since Capcom announced Super Street Fighter II Turbo shortly after production of the film began, the animators included Akuma as a cameo to avoid shoehorning his presence into the film.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Bryan Cranston as Fei Long.
  • Video Game Movies Suck: Widely considered to be an aversion.