• Publication date: April 2, 2011

Some fight for power and Some fight for us. She Sacrificed Her Dream for Her Father�s Freedom

In the early 90s the Street Fighter video game series underwent its second iteration at arcades around the world. The game, at the time, was a breakthrough: it pitted two players against one another in a kind of mixed martial arts form, though in 2D due to the era�s technological limitations. Competitors could choose from an international roster of fighters, each with unique strengths, weaknesses, and even personalities

  • Publication date: April 2, 2011

Some fight for power and Some fight for us. She Sacrificed Her Dream for Her Father�s Freedom

In the early 90s the Street Fighter video game series underwent its second iteration at arcades around the world. The game, at the time, was a breakthrough: it pitted two players against one another in a kind of mixed martial arts form, though in 2D due to the era�s technological limitations. Competitors could choose from an international roster of fighters, each with unique strengths, weaknesses, and even personalities.

Aside from being a pioneering fighting game, Street Fighter was the first to feature a leading female character, something that is commonplace nowadays. Chun-Li, whose live-action character is depicted by Kristin Kreuk, was a gifted pianist who witnessed her father�s abduction at a young age. Her dad, Xiang (Edmund Chen), a wealthy Hong Kong businessman, possessed a great deal of land inhabited by the city�s poor. Subsequently he was kidnapped by Bison (Neal McDonough), a ruthless housing developer seeking to bulldoze Xiang�s property and replace it with luxurious homes for the wealthy.

Chun-Li�s misfortune ultimately left her orphaned. Furious, she abandoned her musical studies and joined forces with Gen (Robin Shou), a martial arts master who would become her mentor. It is through Gen that Chun-Li learned her notorious midair roundhouse kick, a crushing maneuver when successfully landed. Equipped with her new knowledge, she sets out to annihilate Bison and rescue her father in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.

Year: 2009

Duration: 96 minutes

Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Starring:

Kristin Kreuk

Chris Klein

Neal McDonough

Robin Shou

Moon Bloodgood

Josie Ho

Taboo

Michael Clarke Duncan

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality.