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* {{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.

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* {{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. Not to mention the RaceLift making her about a head taller and five shades paler than every other woman we see.


* {{Sequelitis}}: Even to a film that's ''already'' considered SoBadItsGood.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Even to a film that's ''already'' considered SoBadItsGood. Though this really isn't so much a sequel then an attempted reboot... that failed.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The effects on the movie, sparse as they are, are just bad, just slightly above Asylum level. The blatant stand outs being the energy ball Gen and Chun-Li use.


* 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.


* HamAndCheese: Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan 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.

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* HamAndCheese: Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan as the gleefully evil Balrog. It's been said that, as a longtime fan, fan of the games (with him stating Balrog to be his favourite character, even), even he ''he'' thought the script was ridiculous and decided he might as well just have fun with it.it; keeping as close to the game incarnation as he could in stark contrast to the InNameOnly approach that everyone else took.

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** Robin Shou is well known for playing Liu Kang in the ''Film/MortalKombat'' movie where he sought revenge against the main villain for killing his brother. Here he plays a mentor role to a character who also seeks revenge against the villain for killing a family member. Shou's involvement in the film as a whole is rather funny given the FandomRivalry between ''Street Fighter'' and ''Mortal Kombat''.


* VideoGameMoviesSuck: The film is notable in this regard by the fact that conceptually, it seems much of the film was trying to break from the stigma by being [[DarkerAndEdgier more dramatic]] than its predecessors. Unfortunately, not only did this attempt at gaining prestige fail to pan out, it also lacks [[SoBadItsGood any sort of camp value]] to make it noteworthy in its badness.

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* TrappedByMountainLions: The entire subplot regarding Charlie Nash and Maya is almost completely unnecessary, doing very little to actually build on Chun-Li's plot until they just happen to collide by the climax.
* VideoGameMoviesSuck: The film is notable ironically distinctive in this regard by the fact that conceptually, it seems much of the film was trying to break from the stigma by being [[DarkerAndEdgier more dramatic]] than its predecessors. Unfortunately, not only did this attempt at gaining prestige fail to pan out, it also lacks [[SoBadItsGood any sort of camp value]] to make it noteworthy in its badness.



** Also, Creator/KristinKreuk as Chun-Li and Neal [=McDonough=] as M. Bison. Kreuk is at least ‘’somewhat’’ understandable, considering her popularity at the time from ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.

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** Also, Creator/KristinKreuk as Chun-Li and Neal [=McDonough=] as M. Bison. Kreuk is at least ‘’somewhat’’ ''somewhat'' understandable, considering her popularity at the time from ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.


* 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.



* VideoGameMoviesSuck

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* VideoGameMoviesSuckVideoGameMoviesSuck: The film is notable in this regard by the fact that conceptually, it seems much of the film was trying to break from the stigma by being [[DarkerAndEdgier more dramatic]] than its predecessors. Unfortunately, not only did this attempt at gaining prestige fail to pan out, it also lacks [[SoBadItsGood any sort of camp value]] to make it noteworthy in its badness.


* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: Not even subtextual.


** Also, Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li and Neal [=McDonough=] as M. Bison. Kreuk is at least ‘’somewhat’’ understandable, considering her popularity at the time from ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.

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** Also, Kristin Kreuk Creator/KristinKreuk as Chun-Li and Neal [=McDonough=] as M. Bison. Kreuk is at least ‘’somewhat’’ understandable, considering her popularity at the time from ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.


** Also, Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li and Neal [=McDonough=] as M. Bison. Kreuk is at least ‘’somewhat’’ understandable, considering her popularity at the time from [[Smallville]].

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** Also, Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li and Neal [=McDonough=] as M. Bison. Kreuk is at least ‘’somewhat’’ understandable, considering her popularity at the time from [[Smallville]].''Series/{{Smallville}}''.


** Also, Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li and Neal [=McDonough=] as M. Bison.

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** Also, Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li and Neal [=McDonough=] as M. Bison. Kreuk is at least ‘’somewhat’’ understandable, considering her popularity at the time from [[Smallville]].


* MoralEventHorizon: Even before he killed Chun-Li's father, Bison crossed it when [[spoiler: he killed his pregnant wife by giving her a bare-handed C-section to rid himself of his conscience.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: Even before he killed Chun-Li's father, Bison intentionally crossed it when [[spoiler: he killed his pregnant wife by giving her a bare-handed C-section to rid himself of his conscience.]]


* Sequelitis: Even to a film that's ''already'' considered SoBadItsGood.

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* Sequelitis: {{Sequelitis}}: Even to a film that's ''already'' considered SoBadItsGood.


* SoBadItsHorrible: The previous film is at least considered entertaining in [[NarmCharm the]] [[HamAndCheese cheesy]] [[SoBadItsGood way.]] This one is a test of endurance.

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