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.)
    • 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. Terry then raised the boy Geese had abandoned. At the end of this movie Bison falls out of a building much like Geese, but only dies once Chun Li breaks his neck and she consciously does so as his daughter watches. Chun Li then asks Nash to take care of her.
  • 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