Does Kristin Kreuk’s agent have access to IMDB? How is it possible that he has allowed his client to sign on to a movie directed by Andrzej (Doom, Romeo Must Die, Cradle 2 The Grave) Bartkowiak and written by Justin "I’m the hot guy to turn to for all your shitty 80s nostalgia adaptation needs!" Marks? And one based on Street Fighter? The last Street Fighter movie killed Raul Julia, for the love of Romero! What kind of havoc could a new Street Fighter wreak?
It’ll probably make sure that Kreuk’s journey to ‘actress who supports herself by signing autographs at comic conventions’ is completed sooner, that’s for sure. The new Street Fighter movie, subtitled Legend of Chun-Li, is about the titular character’s ‘journey for justice’*, which means it’s going to be a series of fight scenes punctuated by heavy metal and/or hip hop music. Which in and of itself isn’t a bad thing, I guess – I love terrible movies as much as the next guy who owns two versions of Alexander on DVD – but the truth is that with these folks running things Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li is sure to be the sort of soul-sapping badness with a half life of awful that makes it possible for only the next generation to safely enjoy it in an ironic way.
The upside of all this, I suppose, is that this movie means we’re one step closer to Kreuk showing it all in some upcoming DTV release. That should make the Ghost of Dave Davis happy.
*I’d give it a ten out of ten if it was about Chun-Li joining MLK’s Selma March. And if someone involved could help me March on Selma Blair.