Saturday, July 4, 2009

The worst thing I have ever seen.

Earlier today, While at Wal-Mart buying some much needed things, I took a plunge and bought Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li, newly released onto DVD. I have always been a big street fighter fan going back to the days of the original Street Fighter 2 arcade. I have played and almost own every incarnation of Street Fighter there has been. Street Fighter Alpha 3 is still among my top favorite games of all time. Street Fighter has always had great characters, plots and has a deep and strong central story. For some reason, Hollywood can't get that across in a feature film. Japan did it with an animated movie, which is the best incarnation of Street Fighter outside of the games. Even the comics (mostly) have done a great job telling the story. Hollywood has taken two stabs at it and has failed miserably both times. Whats worse is that they didn't gain any ground with this latest one. Its actually worse than the Jean Claude Van Damme version that came out almost 2 decades ago. How do you make a movie 20 years after another one and make it worse? I don't think that has ever been done before. What kills me is that this movie is about fighting and it is extremely boring. I fell asleep while fast forwarding to a fight scene. This whole movie is one big piece of crap. There is nothing good to say about this film at all. The story is incoherent, none of the actors do anything credible and that's sad based on some of the actors in this film, and the fight scenes are just ridiculous. Chris Klein puts on a hell of a razzie worthy performance in what has to be the worst acting I have ever seen in anything. Robin Shou gives him a run for his money on bad acting too, and most of the rest of the cast aren't too far behind him. This movie is just god awful. I don't think I could think of a word bad enough to compare this movie to. This film ranks up there with the Star Wars Holiday Special on how bad it is and I finished that movie without fast forwarding or falling asleep. I give Street Fighter: The legend of Chun Li a score on the Heath-meter of 0 out of 10. I felt like I had to give it a 1, but no its not even good enough to deserve that, so it gets a big ugly 0.


Matt said...

This movie makes the Van Damme Street Fighter look like freakin' Citizen Kane.

Heath said...

Damn straight, I couldnt beleive how bad this movie was.