Street Fighter : Legend of Chun Li – Worst Film of 2009

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Rotten Tomatoes, one of the internet’s premier film review sites have awarded their Annual Golden Tomato Awards, honouring the best and worst films of 2009.

Wouldn’t you just know it, but a video game adaptation has pipped the nod as the worst film of the year – and I’m not surprised that it’s Street Fighter : the Legend of Chun Li.

If you haven’t seen it, save your time – you’re better off spending that hour and a half picking out gunk from your toenails or scratching around your bellybutton for lint. It almost made my brain bleed, and I’m pretty certain I was multitudes of orders dumber afterwards.

By comparison, it makes the first Street Fighter film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (“I’m going to keeck that sonofabeesh Bison’s ass so HORD… that the next Bison wanna-be isssgonna feel it”) seem like something that should be playing at the Cinema Nouveau. That was at least a bit of campy fun, as opposed to pure drivel. Not even Kristin Kreuk’s prettiness could make her wooden delivery – eclipsing even the most mahogany performance Keanu Reeves has managed – in any way bearable.

But enough of my ranting, here’s what Rotten tomatoes had to say :

The combination of a shallow plot and miscast performers renders Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li a perfectly forgettable video game adaptation.

I think they were far too kind. For reference, the top movies to have gotten wide cinematic releases were Disney Pixar’s UP! and Star Trek.

Source : Rotten Tomatoes

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.
  • dislekcia

    Man, don’t discount Chalres Blonson. That dude was awesome. Pointless, but awesome.

    MST3K’d the whole movie, loved every second of it :)

  • Reaver

    You know what’s less painful than this movie? Eating lightbulbs. Seriously.

  • Bonk

    The only thing worth seeing in this film is Kristen Kruek. But seriously, the screenplay for The Shadow of Collosuss film is also being written by the same guy.

  • http://www.designwave.co.za Nick de Bruyne

    A bunch of us (The 3 podcast crew members) and Our reviewer Lady Ramkin went to go watch it on cheap night at Numetro. We were the only ones in the entire theatre. Was the greatest fun I have ever had. We spent most of the movie singing the SFIV theme song and throwing pop corn at the screen whilst simultaneously mocking Nash, the worst character in the history of film.

    That made it soo much fun. But seriously, as a real movie, I say this with nothing but a straight face… I think it’s the worst movie I have ever seen, really.

  • Fatbob

    I dunno Wolly, in all fairness as bad as this movie is, I think you’ve forgotten just how bad the original street fighter was. Plus lets not forget the only eye candy in the first street fighter was a 4’0 Kylie Mininoque.

    • http://www.lazygamer.co.za Geoff

      There’s only one guy who calls me Wolly… Hi, guy. :)

  • Fatbob

    Harro WollY! :D~ You shall be seeing more pointless comments from me!

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