Street Fighter duffed up by critics

March 2, 2009 by  
Filed under News

If you didn’t already realise that there’s a new Street Fighter movie winging its way to us this year…. well, you probably didn’t to be honest. With a lacklustre marketing campaign and the film already into its first two days of being released in the States, it’s safe to say it has been universally panned by critics.

IGN gave the movie the hefty reward of 1.5 stars out of 5, saying “There’s better staged and more enjoyable brawls between Peter and the Chicken on Family Guy”. And surprisingly there’s not even a Kylie Minogue in site.

This means that the second film of the 90′s fighting game franchise – The Legend of Chun Li – is set to got the way of the dodo, the Mortal Kombat films (remember them) and Max Payne (the film Mark Wahlberg hopes you won’t remember). The first film of the franchise opened with the same critical acclaim, but at least they had pop-bum-extraordinaire Kylie and ze muscles from Brussels to light the way.

Kristen Kreuk (the whiny chick from Smallville) does her best to move away from her typical damsel in distress role to a more Kill Bill-esque Hong Kong Fitty who’s out to avenge her kidnapped father.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li
is set to be released in the United Kingdom in April.

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