Must Watch: Japanese Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Trailer!

December 29, 2008
Source: Official Website

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Trailer

Within only two months of each other, Fox will release live-action adaptations of two of the most beloved Japanese franchises - Dragonball and Street Fighter. We've already seen how awful Dragonball looks, but until today, we haven't seen much from Street Fighter. The official site has debuted a Japanese trailer for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li which you can view below. This trailer doesn't actually look that bad, which is quite a relief considering everyone was worried we were going to get another repeat of the Van Damme movie from 1994. But alas, they may actually have created a fairly entertaining movie!

Watch the Japanese trailer for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li:

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For more info, head to the official Japanese website for the film:

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is directed by ex-cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak, who directed Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Doom previously. The script was penned by up-and-coming screenwriter Justin Marks, who also penned screenplays for Masters of the Universe and Voltron. Hong Kong fight choreographer Dion Lam, who previously worked on The Matrix Trilogy, Spider-Man 2, and all of Bartkowiak's previous films, is handling the fight sequences. Fox is debuting Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li in theaters everywhere on February 27th. See you in theaters!

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Looks shit. Both trailer and the movie. Im only going to watch this because of Neal McDonough.

Shige on Dec 29, 2008



grham on Dec 29, 2008


The trailer is to me, too short. I mean, their wasn't a lot of their main points or action points shown too much. Now I love stories, however this movie feels like its 80% story 20% action. Curious what the power glowy thing is in the beginning/ middle of the trailer.

JR on Dec 29, 2008


@#1, Right on. For some reason, I can't get enough of that guy. This trailer looks better than the Dragonball trailer by a mile, though. Kristin Kreuk is hot as hell, too.

JL on Dec 29, 2008


I can't see this being an easy sell to the general audience. It's a Street Fighter movie without the main characters of Ryu and Ken. I'm not a fan of Kristin "Smallville" Kreuk, so it doesn't matter to me that she's playing Chun-Li. I like Neil McDonough, but he's not my first choice for M. Bison. I didn't even know he was in it until I watched this trailer, and even then I had to jump over to IMDB to see who was playing. Not a good sign when even a fan or Street Fighter can't recognize who the actors are supposed to be in a trailer.

TCox on Dec 29, 2008


holy God awful. I cant take that actress seriously and the rest of the cast just screams B movie. No thanks

bret on Dec 29, 2008


they did pick a horrible guy for vega lol vega is suppose ot be perfection at its finest this guy does'nt trailer dont look half bad i think they grounded this too much imo he cant eve ntell who the guys are protraying

nelson on Dec 29, 2008


#1 I agree! #2 Diddo #3 It's the Cream of Some young Guy #4 I would hit it! #5 Ryu and Ken Rock! #6 hallelujah Brother! Jazz Trailer Critic

Jazz on Dec 29, 2008


well, I think this is going to be good. And with Kristin Kreuk, you can't go wrong.

Janika on Dec 29, 2008


Looks like your average martial arts movie, with a good cast. Looks like they just slapped the street fighter name on it to sell just a few more tickets. Not really a big deal to me, I'm not a fan of street fighter. Even though I am disappointed no ones wearing their costumes. Especially Bison.

jesse on Dec 29, 2008


very bad...not as bad as Dragonball at least

Chris W on Dec 29, 2008


Considering A) The actors involved B) The director C) Main actress D) Awful Wire Fu E) Fact that Street Fighter is all about Ryu/Ken/Bison/Guile (Why not just do a straight adaptation of the Street Fighter 2 animated movie?????) This looks like a piece of shit. Dragon Ball will end up being funnier to watch than this, because this just looks like bad garbage.

Darunia on Dec 29, 2008


excuse me, this is the most unproffesional thing i've ever seen this year, i mean if your gonna reboot something than cool, but to totally mold it up into BLUH is just disrepectfull NO KEN OR RYU. thats like no king piccilo creating dragonballs...just keep the anime remkes in japan they do a better dam job then american reboots, now im PISSED!

ill will on Dec 29, 2008


Yea, there's little hope for this. Feels like its a made for tv movie.

Nick Sears on Dec 29, 2008


Another cheap action movie.... c`on!!!! It sis even worse that Dragon Ball Evolution!

szkari on Dec 29, 2008


well all i got to say is thats a Fox movie for ya

Dwayne on Dec 29, 2008


That trailer looks like s*it. Enough wire work already. Use real moves.

Film-Book dot Com on Dec 29, 2008


I think this looks a million times better than dragonball. Complaints about wire work? This IS street fighter. People are kinda supposed to be flying around. Complaints about no Ken or Ryu (who really cares about Guile?)? C'mon. This is a Chun Li movie. If it was just called Street Fighter, that would be a valid complaint. Anyway, I think at least looks way better than the Van Dammaged goods released previously.

therevdoc on Dec 29, 2008


I know people are supposed to flying around because of the Street Fighter pedigree therevdoc but the producers could have reality based the film and the fight scenes like in The Dark Knight.

Film-Book dot Com on Dec 29, 2008


crap nuff said

andrew on Dec 29, 2008


looks bad :S

Yamika on Dec 29, 2008


Two reasons why i'd see this crap... 1. Michael Clarke Duncan. 2. Vega. The end.

Blake B on Dec 29, 2008


this movie has guilty pleasure written all over it. plus kristen kreuk!

fanboy d on Dec 29, 2008


I agree #23. I think this will be a good time at the flick theater! I'm there!

Spider on Dec 29, 2008


I think if I want to see some martial arts movie, I'll watch Ong Bak again. That shit was awsome. Anybody agree?

JL on Dec 29, 2008


Yup. Ong Bak 2 is coming out soon.

Film-Book dot Com on Dec 29, 2008


I think we all knew that it would be miles ahead of the original Street Fighter movie in terms of quality, that was a given. That still doesn't hold this back from being absolute trash. But like others said it looks like a legit Hong Kong-style kung fu guilty pleasure in the vein of Jet Li's Black Mask.

Frame on Dec 29, 2008


Ehh... it doesn't look as bad as some people up here are saying. It is certainly better that the Dragonball movie. I guess we will have to wait until it comes out to see if it is bad or not. And can somebody plese translate what they are saying????

Ajax on Dec 29, 2008


no me gustó,, parece serie de TV parece. ...

spawn on Dec 29, 2008


I'll check it out as a guilty pleasure. I love Kristin Kreuk and hopefully someone gives her some decent work (sure this might not be it), but I could see this being a Download or a laugh for a Saturday afternoon. It's less bad as Dragonball Z and technically speaking it will probably be less dissapointing than Watchmen and Terminator 4 (Im playing the measure of expectations here lol)

Wasabi Steak on Dec 29, 2008



Dan W on Dec 29, 2008


indeed Spawn creo que estan hasta mejores los efectos especiales de smallville, ;__; looks horrid!!

Dark Padme on Dec 29, 2008


@29 is right, no me gusto, mi amos... no me gusto

L on Dec 29, 2008


This? Better than Dragonball Evolution? Dream on, kiddies. They're both going to be sub-par, but Dragonball Evolution will be ten times better than this fluff, and that's coming from a Street Fighter fan that hates the entire Dragonball series.

Crap on Dec 29, 2008


streaming is my friend..............

insanartist on Dec 29, 2008


It will suck just like every other video game movie ever made. Another martial arts movie without martial artists in it and everone jumping around with the help of wires. BLAH! Plus the chick from Smallville who has 2 facial expressions

Dan on Dec 29, 2008



Daniel on Dec 29, 2008


Crapagushi Shitonaka

Fernando on Dec 29, 2008


Hey Spawn *29, tal vez si ves la pelicula chupandote un verga o mientras algun amigo negro te rompe el culo, ahi tal vez te guste tal vez.

Fernando on Dec 29, 2008


So Alex, I have to ask. How hard do you and Peter S from slashfilm suck each other off? Do you guys always love the same thing? This movie looks like trash, I cannot believe you two are saying this looks decent. Whatever.

Ion on Dec 29, 2008


I can't see this as a box office movie but it looks better than Dragonball. This is a very fan based movie. I also think the main market is not North America but asia. You see how both Dragonball and Chun Li trailer are Japanese? Dragonball will be crap, it can't even attract fans. This one, SF fans will go watch it for sure. At least Vega looks like Vega in this movie.

Joe C. on Dec 29, 2008


Hello everybody fuck americans, u guys destroy the all universe off street fighter, this film, is peac off shit, like a crap!!! I hate u, i want u all americans stupids go to the hell, cause, a flim like that is for children and not for a fas off chun-li .!!!! Hate u capcom.

LEO CHUN-LI FA on Dec 29, 2008


i saw the trailer earlier this morning totally didnt get anything from it seeing it again i just noticed vega Neal McDonough is M. Bison? really I dont know just thought they had changed the story completely and he was some rich business guy or whatever I like McDonough but thats sorta disappointing I was curious if this was going to lead into other street fighter solo movies probably not now tho only seen the ending of the Van Damme Street fighter movie reminded me of power rangers

samuel on Dec 29, 2008


ok THERE IS JUST ONE HUGE OMEGA ULTRA EXTREMLEY BAD REASON WHY THIS MOVIE IS GONNA SUCK this Chun-Li is COMPLETELY flat chested i mean who wants to watcha movie with a girl who's doing kung-fu without any BOOBAGE

Eric on Dec 29, 2008



Eric on Dec 29, 2008


They must have put up a new trailer in the last 5 min., because the one I just watched looks kick-a$$. Great fight scenes + a hot babe = 2 thumbs up!!!

Ross on Dec 29, 2008


Yes. This has FOX written all over it. @46: why don't you just spend all day watching Ultimate Fighting and porn if that's all it takes to make a good movie. @42: go fuck yourself. Hopefully you know enough english to know what I just said.

Squiggly on Dec 29, 2008



Jazz on Dec 29, 2008


Chunli is taller and more busty, Reminds me of resident evil but with streetfighter characters. ill watch it for fun.

toddflanders on Dec 30, 2008


I rest comfortably knowing that, title aside, this is in no way related to the 1994 Street Fighter movie. That said, it doesnt strike too much of a chord in me. Compared to this, the Dragon Ball Evolution trailer showed me that that film is atleast trying to be something special. I'll still see it though, because I'm a Street Fighter fan and I want to see just how much Kristin Kreuk's acting abilities have improved, if at all.

soul_reaver265 on Dec 30, 2008


I don't understand why they keep making these movies!! This is going to be terrible!!

Jeremy on Dec 30, 2008


well this one has Vega one of my fav SF characters so i will give it a chance and watch 😀

burak "daequitas" on Dec 30, 2008


she looks so flimsy

twispious on Dec 30, 2008


#36 "Plus the chick from Smallville who has 2 facial expressions" HEHEHEHHEEBUEHHEHE :D:D:D:D I totally agree!!! I am with you bro! 🙂

szkari on Dec 30, 2008


about as exciting as watching lizards fu*k. You get paid for these gushes, dont't you?

smacky on Dec 30, 2008


about as exciting as watching lizards fu*k.... you get paid for these gushes, don't you?

smacky on Dec 31, 2008


It looks pretty good, I'l be watching it. Kristin Kreuk is fine keeping in mind that it's a western based movie. I'll be thinking that I'm watching some other movie inspired by the SF mythology and it's 'cause it's good in that way.

Elliot on Dec 31, 2008


If its not rated R then its not worth seeing. We need some sex, violence and a little gore in there. Maybe if Kristen got naked in the movie at some point. Then took down a drug ring slicen and dicen, and breaken some bones towards the end. That would be sick!

Amy on Jan 1, 2009


looks like a movie made directly for Television. this doesn´t necessarily means that a movie should be bad, but when it has this look but it´s actually for the big screen, then it looks awful, there´s so many great things to do with a big screen budget and then they brings us this trailer. hated. and I don´t get it, I ALWAYS agree with Alex when he like a trailer, when he´s excited, then I get excited as well, and then he show us this, saying that it´s gret, but honestly, I really hated. maybe in the end it turns out to be a great movie, but for now it just sucks.

felipe on Jan 2, 2009


Haha You guys suck!! I love it! How can I resist Kristin Kreuk in a one-on-one against Michael Clarke Duncan?! One question though, what power is Chun Li supposed to have in this?

Vegavega Balrog on Jan 5, 2009


well... looks better than the van damme fiasco... ( excepts fro Raul Julia amazing Bison).. maybe i'll watch this in theater.. maybe...

passamani on Jan 5, 2009


you're all dorks, watch it first

vu on Jan 6, 2009


What an utter load of dog shit this looks, half expected it to look turd though, at least in the 1st movie a few of the characters looked like there in game counter parts

RowleyBirkinQC on Jan 7, 2009


Yeah right and "Dragon Ball Evolution" is bad. Chun Li is supposed to be the central character in the movie and we barely see her. I wonder if it's because she is so under developed athletically when compared to all the original source photos, that it's a monumentally bigger mockery than casting Keanu Reeves as Klatu. Why not strip it of the hopeless super heroine connection and just rename it "Police Woman?" You would have a movie 9000 times better than trying to hopelessly connect the lead to a video game character she only shares a micro-superficial resemblance to. You don't have to look hard to see the travesty. The sword fight scene alone is fall out of your seat laughable. Those arms couldn't power a single push up, little alone the power to stop a sword like that. This is a broke down sell out, only a crack addict with AIDS would admit to making. Even they would want to see all the money up front! Dear competent Fox employees the plane that is Fox, is just about to pass minimum safe jumping distance before striking the ground! Jump and deploy your parachutes in the next 60 seconds or face sudden impact.

windstorm on Jan 9, 2009

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