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

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


* StuntCasting: Creator/KristinKreuk being cast as Chun-Li probably had more to do with her high-profile status due to prominent role in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' than any real resemblance to the character.

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* StuntCasting: Creator/KristinKreuk being cast as Chun-Li probably had more to do with her high-profile status due to prominent role in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' than any real resemblance to the character.


* FauxFluency: It's exceedingly clear to anyone with an even moderate understanding of Cantonese that it's not Kristin Kreuk's first language.



* FauxFluency: It's exceedingly clear to anyone with an even moderate understanding of Cantonese that it's not Kristin Kreuk's first language.


* AdaptationalUgliness: Vega (Claw), a very handsome Spanish ninja who values beauty in the video games, is portrayed by [[Music/TheBlackEyedPeas Taboo]] in this incarnation. Chun-Li even comments that he wears a mask because of his face.

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* AdaptationalUgliness: Vega (Claw), a very handsome Spanish ninja who values beauty in the video games, is portrayed by the homely-looking [[Music/TheBlackEyedPeas Taboo]] in this incarnation. Chun-Li even comments that he wears a mask because of his face.


''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 (Creator/KristinKreuk), a ten-year-old piano/Wushu prodigy who has her young world shattered after the crimelord [[BigBad Bison]] (Creator/NealMcDonough) (with the help of his [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black]] [[TheDragon Dragon]], Balrog (Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan)) 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.

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''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 (Creator/KristinKreuk), a ten-year-old piano/Wushu prodigy who has her young world shattered after the crimelord [[BigBad Bison]] (Creator/NealMcDonough) (with the help of his [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black]] [[TheDragon Dragon]], Balrog (Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan)) 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, Gen (Creator/RobinShou), [[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.


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* TheCameo: Veteral old-school martial arts star Creator/ChengPeiPei shows up as an advisor in the market scene.


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%%* PsychoForHire: Vega



%%* ScaryBlackMan: Balrog



%%* SmugSnake: Bison



%%* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter The Corrupt Corporate Executive's Beautiful Daughter]]: Rose

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%%* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter The Corrupt Corporate Executive's Beautiful Daughter]]: Rose* SpiritualSuccessor: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hl203g5k3Y Dan Olson of]] WebVideo/FoldingIdeas argues that the film is one of these to -- of all things -- Creator/MichaelBay's 2007 ''{{Film/Transformers}}'' film, describing ''The Legend of Chun-Li'' as "the budget-friendly version" which shares toned-down technical similarities (color palette, AspectRatio, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[TrappedByMountainLions superfluous troopcop B-plot that only intersects with the A-plot at the very end]]) in an attempt at distancing itself from [[VideoGameMoviesSuck the reputation of other video game adaptations]] and being more respectable and profitable.


* MoodWhiplash: 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.

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* MoodWhiplash: 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 KiMAnipulation and Bison transferring part of his soul into his unborn daughter.

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* FauxFluency: It's exceedingly clear to anyone with an even moderate understanding of Cantonese that it's not Kristin Kreuk's first language.


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).

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


''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 (Creator/KristinKreuk), a ten-year-old piano/Wushu prodigy who has her young world shattered after the crimelord [[BigBad Bison]] (Creator/NealMcDonough) (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.

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''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 (Creator/KristinKreuk), a ten-year-old piano/Wushu prodigy who has her young world shattered after the crimelord [[BigBad Bison]] (Creator/NealMcDonough) (with the help of his [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black]] [[TheDragon Dragon]], Balrog) Balrog (Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan)) 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.


''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 (Creator/KristinKreuk), 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.

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''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 (Creator/KristinKreuk), a ten-year-old piano/Wushu prodigy who has her young world shattered after the crimelord [[BigBad Bison]] (Creator/NealMcDonough) (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.

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* AdaptationalBadass: This is the only continuity where Chun-Li kills Bison.


[[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"]]

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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"]]




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.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Written that way in comparison to the 1994 Street Fighter film, both to differentiate itself from the critically panned film and hoping to jump on the darker and gritter adaptation bandwagon. The critics and general audience were even less impressed compared to the goofier 1994 film.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Written that way in comparison to the 1994 Street Fighter film, both to differentiate itself from the critically panned film and hoping to jump on the darker and gritter adaptation bandwagon. The critics and general audience were even less impressed compared to the goofier 1994 film.


* AdaptationalNationality: Chun-Li is originally from San Francisco, but moves to Hong Kong as a child.

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* AdaptationalNationality: Chun-Li is now a Chinese-American originally from San Francisco, but moves to Hong Kong as a child.



* InNameOnly: The movie used only the names and basic plot.

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* InNameOnly: The This movie used uses characters named Chun-Li, Gen, Charlie, Vega, Balrog, and Bison and ''that's literally the only the names and basic plot.thing'' tying it to Street Fighter.



* KamehameHadoken: Chun-Li uses one to take Bison down.

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* KamehameHadoken: Chun-Li uses one a Kikoken to take Bison down.



* NamedByTheAdaptation: Chun-Li is given the surname "Huang".

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Just like the [[Film/StreetFighter first movie]], Chun-Li is given the surname "Huang"."Xiang".



** A little less common is Bison's "Shadow''lau''", right after the caption reading "Shadow''loo'' Headquarters". And even then, both are wrong.

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** A little less common is Bison's "Shadow''lau''", right after the caption reading "Shadow''loo'' Headquarters". And even then, both are wrong.

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