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1%%²%% As much hatedom as this attracts, PLEASE, keep the whole "Complaining About Shows You Don't Like" out of this page.²%%²%% Zero-context entries are not allowed on works' pages. Please add context before removing comment tags.²%%²[[quoteright:220:]]²²²''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 (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.²²The film also has a subplot about Interpol agent Charlie Nash (Creator/ChrisKlein) and Bangkok detective Maya Sunee (Creator/MoonBloodgood), but they don't really matter until the end (and even then, they only serve as backup for Chun-Li).²²----²²!! ''Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li'' contains examples of the following tropes:²²* AdaptationalBadass: This is the only continuity where Chun-Li kills Bison.²* AdaptationalNationality: Chun-Li is now a Chinese-American originally from San Francisco, but moves to Hong Kong as a child.²* 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.²* AdaptationDyeJob: M. Bison is dark-haired in the games, but this movie makes him blond.²* BadassInANiceSuit: Bison who, instead of his usual dictator outfit, wears expensive suits in this incarnation.²* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Cantana is beaten to death by Bison after being seduced by Chun-Li]].²* ButNotTooForeign:²** Chun-Li and Maya being half-white, for a start.²** The exact ethnicity of M. Bison has never been clear but it's unlikely he's ever been Irish.²* TheCameo: Veteral old-school martial arts star Creator/ChengPeiPei shows up as an advisor in the market scene.²* CanonForeigner: Cantana, Maya, Fen, and others. In Maya's case, it can be argued that she may or may not be Crimson Viper (since Maya is also Viper's real given name).²* ChildPopstar: Chun-Li started as a pianist when she was young.²* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Bison is one. In fact, his master plan to convert a slum area in prime real estate into middle class housing probably wouldn't be too illegal if it weren't for his tactics.²* 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. ²* DisappearedDad: Or, worse yet, "dragged off before her eyes".²%%* DragonLady: Cantana²%%* TheDragon: Balrog²* {{Expy}}:²** Maya Sunee is almost certainly a stand in for [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Crimson Viper]]. They are law enforcement agents that share a first name.²** Bison is closer to [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese Howard]] than the actual M. Bison.²* FauxFluency: It's exceedingly clear to anyone with an even moderate understanding of Cantonese that it's not Kristin Kreuk's first language.²* {{Gonk}}: Vega, in stark contrast to the video games.²* InNameOnly: This movie uses characters named Chun-Li, Gen, Charlie, Vega, Balrog, and Bison and ''that's literally the only thing'' tying it to Street Fighter.²* IronicEcho: "Fathers always have a weakness for their daughters." said by Bison when he's [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] Chun Li and later thrown right back at him immediately after [[spoiler:Chun Li kills him.]]²* KamehameHadoken: Chun-Li uses a Kikoken to take Bison down.²* TheLegendOfX²%%* LipstickLesbian: Cantana²* MatingDance: Chun Li uses one to draw Cantana into ladies room, in order to interrogate her.²* MonumentalView: The movie starts looking out the window of Chun-Li's first house at a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge that would place the house somewhere in the Presidio, which has no homes in it. ²* 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 KiMAnipulation and Bison transferring part of his soul into his unborn daughter. ²* NamedByTheAdaptation: Just like the [[Film/StreetFighter first movie]], Chun-Li is given the surname "Xiang".²* NeckSnap:²** [[spoiler:Bison does this to Chun-Li's father]], right in front of her. ²** DeathByIrony: She eventually returns the favor, right in front of his daughter.²* NoPronunciationGuide:²** When Gen talks about Ryu, he mispronounces his name as "Rai-yu". Yes, a movie released in friggin' 2009 is pronouncing Ryu as "Rai-yu".²** A little less common is Bison's "Shadow''lau''", right after the caption reading "Shadow''loo'' Headquarters".²* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent:²** Everyone in Bangkok speaks perfect English with an American accent.²** Chun-Li even speaks Cantonese with a strong American accent. ²* NotWearingTights: Nobody wears their colorful outfits from the game. The closest is when Chun-Li [[MythologyGag briefly dons a blue dress as part of a disguise]].²* OddlySmallOrganization: The Order Of The Web²* RaceLift: Somehow, Chun-Li grows from an obviously Asian child to a 3/4 white Canadian pretending to be full Chinese. All in the span of the intro. ²* SequelHook: At the end of the film, Gen shows Chun-Li a poster for a fighting tournament and mentions a Japanese fighter named "Ryu--something."²* {{Spexico}}: Casting a Mexican actor to play the Spanish Vega fits into this trope.²* SpiritualSuccessor: [[ 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.²* TheWorfEffect: Gen's repeated curb-stompings at Bison's hands.²* ThreePointLanding: Used by Chun-Li multiple times.²* VillainBall: Bison has a deathgrip on it.²* YouDontLookLikeYou:²** M. Bison: a blonde guy with a beard and a three-piece suit²** Chun-Li: half-white, skinny legs, wears her famous hair buns and blue outfit (or something loosely meant to represent them) for only a short time²** Gen: a guy in his forties (at least they got the Asian part right)²** [[spoiler:Rose:]] Late teens to early twenties, no AnimeHair, very naive, [[spoiler:is no longer Bison's GoodCounterpart.]]²** Charlie: They couldn't even be bothered to give him glasses, let alone blonde hair, an orange vest and green cargo pants.²** Vega: Unattractive, silver mask he wears because he's embarrassed about said unattractiveness, black hair, bulky black jumpsuit²----


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