YMMV / Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

  • Dork Age: There are many series that can benefit from going for a more realistic/Darker and Edgier approach. Street Fighter is not one of them.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Balrog. See Ham and Cheese below as to why.
  • Fight Scene Failure: If you want a taste of what to expect (which is a lot), watch this.
  • Ham and Cheese: Michael Clarke Duncan as the gleefully evil Balrog. It's been said that, as a longtime fan, even he thought the script was ridiculous and decided he might as well just have fun with it.
    • Chris Klein is a close second on the heroic side.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Complaints about Bison having blonde hair suddenly became this as of Street Fighter V, where Bison's announcement came with him sporting a head of bleached blonde hair. (Well, close. He's actually graying from age.)
  • Les Yay: Not even subtextual.
  • Narm: The movie as a whole has its moments, but one particular example can be found in Chun-Li's soliloquizing about "losing herself in the crowd" of Hong Kong... while wearing gaudy go-go boots that hadn't been in casual style in... ever.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Everyone but Michael Clarke Duncan and Chris Klein, it seems.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Going by the flashbacks, Chun-Li becomes LESS Asian the older she gets.
  • Video-Game Movies Suck
  • Villain Decay:
    • Vega is supposed to be the world's greatest assassin. But once he actually gets to fighting Chun-Li, the fight lasts exactly one minute from opening blow to closing taunt.
    • Two mooks dealing with an enraged Chun-Li minutes later last almost half as long.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Seriously, Taboo as Vega?
    • Also, Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li and Neal McDonough as M. Bison.
  • WTH, Costuming Department?: A blond M. Bison in a three-piece suit. Um, guys? You do know Geese Howard is a different character, right? note