Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Who would have thought that a movie trailer for 20th Century Fox’s Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li wouldn’t look that bad. I dare to say that all the intense action in this Japanese trailer actually makes me want to see the film, just a little. Then again, I’ve always had a theory that anything in Japanese is at least three times as cool (look at some of the Japanese versions of classic movie posters for example).
We also don’t get to see any scenes involving dialogue between the main characters, or for that matter, we aren’t even explained/shown anything that can resemble the plot of the film. Add onto that the fact that 20th Century Fox has been on a really bad run as of late, and the fact that video game to movie adaptations notoriously suck. I’m still pretty sure this film is going to suck (likely not as bad as Dragonball) but the trailer gives me a sense of false hope. Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li hits theaters on February 27th 2009.
source: Official Website