Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Trailer

Topic started by GMan on Dec. 29, 2008. Last post by Sonata 5 years, 6 months ago.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I have some serious doubts about this.  I've said before that I just don't see Kristin Kreuk as Chun Li.  I'm not trying to knock her acting abilities or anything, she just doesn't look like Chun Li should look.  I'm surprised this movie is being made.  I do wish it success.  It does look better than the Dragonball Evolution trailer.

Is Street Fighter still relevant enough to guarantee success at the box office? 



Here's the trailer.  Uhm...could someone translate it for me?

  
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
The basic gist of the narration is that the reason that this girl has become a street fighter is because it's her fate.

Yeehaw.
Post by otakureview (47 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Gee, hope her dead dad doesn't mind that he had to be bumped off for her "fate".
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
yep better then DB but one thing bothers me though i thought Chun li was chinese? o_0
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Devilly: Yeah, well, Ziyi Zhang is Chinese but played a Japanese woman in Memoirs of a Geisha-- much to the distaste of many Japanese people.

I can see their concern. On the other hand, look at how many Australians and British and Americans play each other. Of course, due to interbreeding, western Europeans are relatively indistinct in appearance...hm.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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Wonder why 'Chun Li' doesn't get to talk in her own trailer.
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I think it because she can only speak Dutch and english ^^
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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But it's an American made movie and the dude (whatshisname) at the end of the trailer speaks English.  It just seems a little odd that the star of "The Legend Of Chun Li" doesn't even get to say one word in the trailer.  I'd even settle for a typical cheesey one-liner you often see in these types of movie.  Just seems concerning.
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Weird indeed lol
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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To me it just says the studio doesn't have a lot of faith in their actress.  If that was the case, that's pretty sucky on their part.
Post by OkazukiIchigo (350 posts) See mini bio Level 11
yep that whole debacle of casting, I was kinda disappointed about Chun Li not being asian but its not a coincidence.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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You mean full Asian?  She's Canadian.  Her dad is Dutch but her mom is of Chinese descent.  I just think Chun Li should be a little less dainty.
Post by NDR008 (19 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Oh noooooooooooooooooooooooo is she possibly the only actress they could afford as Chun-Li?!
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
LoL Yeah they even could have used Birgit schuurman :P
Post by Agent_Lost (1,124 posts) See mini bio Level 10
ah no, that not good at all
*throws shoes*
Post by OkazukiIchigo (350 posts) See mini bio Level 11
yeah. This trailer is just to pump up the fans of that franchise and its way.. better than the Dead or Alive movie

Kinda weird, when there is people speaking english and japanese narration at the same time...


Post by transgojobot (122 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Kristen Kreuk is best seen and not heard.

No. Wait. Scratch that.

She's best not "seen" either.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I just wonder if this was the reason she decided to leave Smallville.  Sure it can be said that the show is a sinking ship but still...
Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5
GMan, the dude said "Sutoreeto Faita, Za Regend Abu Choon Lee"

i think i saw Fei-Long in there somewhere, might be worth seeing after all.

on second thought, maybe they should have just billed the film as something entirely separate from Chun-Li and the SF2 franchise, then no one would have any expectations.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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Uh huh...
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