Trailer Thoughts: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

This week we look at what is pretty much a reboot of the 1994 film adaptation of the popular video game.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

This Street Fighter film is obviously taking a different direction than the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme film. While the earlier film attempted to duplicate the look the videogames (to mixed results), this film seems to be taking on a more realistic appearance.

In fact, the look of the film is so different from the games, if it wasn’t in the title, I would have no idea that this is a Street Figher adaptation. Based on this trailer, the only character that truly retains his/her look from the game is that of the masked fighter Vega. Heck, I wouldn’t even know that the villain (played by Neal McDonough) was M. Bison if it wasn’t pointed out to me.

A Street Fighter movie that looks next to nothing like Street Fighter? I’m going to pass on this one when it opens next month.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).