Kristin Kreuk


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.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Teaser Poster

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Teaser PosterStreet Fighter wushu goddess Chun-Li has brown eyes. Smallville star Kristin Kreuk has brown eyes. I have no idea why she has blue eyes in the latest teaser poster for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. It just makes her look that much less Chinese and that much more North American.

Granted Kristin has brown eyes in the actual movie, but Street Fighter fans have real reason to fear an inaccurate portrayal of their number one babe. This poster does nothing to help allay those fears.

Blue eyes may look good with a blue background and blue dress, but that’s the kind of thinking that kills Hollywood game adaptations: sacrificing character for eye candy. Click here to continue reading “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Teaser Poster”…