Rotten Tomatoes, one of the internetâ€™s premier film review sites have awarded their Annual Golden Tomato Awards, honouring the best and worst films of 2009.
Wouldnâ€™t you just know it, but a video game adaptation has pipped the nod as the worst film of the year â€“ and Iâ€™m not surprised that itâ€™s Street Fighter : the Legend of Chun Li.
If you havenâ€™t seen it, save your time â€“ youâ€™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 (â€œI’m going to keeck that sonofabeesh Bison’s ass so HORD… that the next Bison wanna-be isssgonna feel itâ€) 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 Kreukâ€™s prettiness could make her wooden delivery â€“ eclipsing even the most mahogany performance Keanu Reeves has managed â€“ in any way bearable.
But enough of my ranting, hereâ€™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 Pixarâ€™s UP! and Star Trek.
Source : Rotten Tomatoes