Street-fighter fans everywhere were let down by this movie. For a film entitled Street-Fighter, there's hardly any fighting at all, and the character work is atrocious.
But is this the worst film ever made? Hardly. It's by far the best, or in anyway average, but I dig Chun-Li, and she's portrayed solidly enough to hold your attention (mostly down to Miss Kreuk). As for the rest of the film, it dives from laugh worthy to cringe worthy, sometimes within the same scene. Bison grew up in China, right, but has an Irish accent!!
I would have forgiven all if its mishaps had they got one thing right: Chun-Li VS Vega. If you're a fan of the franchise, I'm sure you're aware of the animated film and the fight that became almost the staple of the franchise between Vega and Chun-Li. It's a mind blowing couple of minutes, with more action, development, humour and violence than this film in its entirety.
But no. In fact, their worst crime of all IS the fight between both legendary fighters. It's woeful, woeful stuff. It's about 10 seconds long. And the dialogue is truly inspired, he said sardonically. 'I will cut you' - yes, that's his final line. Genius, right?
Overall, it's bargain basement stuff. It would be Mr. Guilty Pleasure's guilty pleasure. If you have not seen the animated film, I seriously recommend it for a great action adventure.