So What Do Critics Think Of The Street Fighter Movie?

Ashcraft has seen the new Street Fighter movie, The Legend of Chun-Li. Didn't like it much. But what do film critics think of the flick, starring Kristin Kreuk, Chris Klein & Michael Clarke Duncan?

They are, unsurprisingly, not fans.

The film currently has a Metacritic rating of 21 (out of a possible 100), while even more damningly, it has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of ...00%. Meaning that every single review of the film the site has collected has given it the thumbs down.

Here are some of the review highlights.

The Onion AV Club:

The problems with Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li began with the casting of dead-eyed, sleepy-voiced, charisma-impaired automaton Kristin Kreuk.

MSNBC:

I can't remember the last time I watched an actor fail to walk into a room convincingly, but Chris Klein does it. Look for a YouTube montage of his Street Fighter performance to pop up any day now.

Entertainment Weekly:

Don't be fooled by the low grade: This sequel-in-spirit to Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1994 dud doesn't even succeed in being memorably bad.

On a related note, how'd it do at the box office? About as well. Despite opening on 1136 screens, it only made $4.65 million, meaning every theatre that screened the movie only pulled in an average of $4,093.

Oh dear. Ah well, look on the bright side, Capcom. The Lost Planet movie can't be any worse!

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[Rotten Tomatoes]


Comments

    They cant seriously think that a Street Fighter movie would be able to do well can they? Some games just CANNOT be made into movies... Street Fighter is one of them. Take a game like BioShock or Resistance, or even Fable with Tim Burton at the helm and it might actually turn out good if done right. But yeah, SF? What were they even thinking.

    Well the anitmated movie with Chun-Li boobies was great! Seriously it was, the whole of it, not just the boobies part.
    So maybe we needed her boobies to make this a great film too, or a decent cast, plot, action scenes...etc...etc...etc

    Raul Julia is the best Bison EVAR!
    "For you the day Bison graced your village was the greatest day of your life, but for me, it was Tuesday"
    CLASSIC!

    "or even Fable with Tim Burton at the helm"
    Can we try for someone that isn't a talentless hack?

    A street fighter movie could do fine, just... gee I don't know, make it star Ryu or Ken? You know... the main charecters?

    Crazy idea I know.

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