Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Trailer

The imposing evil overlord Bison has been reduced to a blond wheeler-dealer with a goatee. The idealistic narcissist nobleman Vega has been reduced to a goon in a ninja suit. The brutal mercenary boxer Balrog has been reduced to some dude who fires rocket launchers.

Even Bison’s threatening catchphrase, “Anyone who opposes me will be destroyed,” has been reduced to the nonthreatening statement “You will not stop me.”

As revealed in this first trailer, every character in the upcoming Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li has been thoroughly douched up and dumbed down for Hollywood audiences. Despite games rapidly outpacing movies and movies frantically taking ideas from games, Hollywood still takes a condescending attitude towards video game characters. It’s Van Damme’s Street Fighter movie all over again, minus Raul Julia’s enjoyably megalomanic Bison.

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23 Comments (with 7 Conversations) on “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Trailer”
  1. jepoy says:

    I don’t care if bison is white, balrog is a gangster and “lui kang’s” the one training chun-li…. it all boils down to kristin kreuk (upskirts woot!) and the additional hype of the next sf installment. :~)

    Atleast you know that Van Damme’s not in the movie 😛

  2. Kamen Rider Honou says:

    Only one thing to say: FAIL

  3. Guile says:

    BIIIIISONNNNNN!!!!

  4. Mike Abundo says:

    Bison is the only Street Fighter to be awesome in all incarnations: games, anime, movie, even the American cartoon.

    This movie will end that. 🙁

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