Come on people, this was a decent movie! (by Richies50435)
I just don't get why everybody did not like this movie. I mean it wasn't Shakespeare but I was very entertained for the roughly 100 minutes that the movie ran. Van Damme isn't the greatest but he was still beleivable This was a decent action movie with a plot and with some decent emotion and acting. Give it a break already!
I'm a Hardcore Street Fighter Fan, and I enjoyed it. (by True_BackLash)
WANING SPOILERS!!!!!! I don't know why people think this is a bad movie when actually it's not. It's story of Bison holding hostages for a ransom is not parallel to the Video Game's Story but that is something M. Bison would do. Also most of the characters did look like themselves or at least tried to Ken was the only who didn't . The Humor by Dee Jay and Zangief was too goodZANGEIF: QUICK CHANGE THE CHANNEL!Captain Sawawda was an also welcomed addition to the Street Fighter franchise and I someday hope to see him in another SF related project. The acting was great and <more>
the action was unparalleled. My only complaint is they could have tried harder with the special moves. Other than that this was an awesome experience. 10/10
Don't listen to the critics, this is a very good film (by dragon#1)
I don't see why everyone hates this movie. All the characters are wonderfully portrayed. The dialogue is excellent. I'm glad Raul Julia listened to his kids and took the part. There is nobody who could portray M. Bison as good as him. This is one of my favorite movies.
A must-see for all Streetfighter fans (by TheConsigliere)
OK, so it may not be the most eloquent or intelligent movies of all time, but Streetfighter is a classic for all enduring fans of the game and characters. As someone who as a boy, was an avid collector of the figurines and a great fan of the game, this movie was a must-see. It's a simple story with a simple theme-good vs evil.Set in a parallel or future Earth, a war rages. General M. Bison Raul Julia is the megalomaniac who desires world domination but believes his purpose is just and noble. Colonel W. Guile Jean-Claude Van Damme is the UN Commander out to stop him. All fans of the <more>
game, look out for Ryu, Ken, Vega, Sagat, Zangief a dumb follower of Bison , E. Honda, Balrog, Chun-Li a reporter , Dhalsim a doctor and my favourite character, Blanka who is a loyal friend of Guile . Featuring a cameo performance of Joe Bugner an Aussie boxer and starring Kylie Minogue an Aussie singer , the movie leads to a final showdown between Bison and Guile.Entertaining, funny and always corny, Streetfighter is a lighthearted movie, in my opinion, solely aimed at the fans of the game, videos and figurines. As for those who have no background of the film, watch it but don't expect to see a meaningful film-it's an action vehicle for Van Damme and Julia RIP .
I'm probably one of the few individuals that will actually defend this film. Due to all the negative comments this movie receives, believe it or not, it is actually a good film. Though the film's plot strayed far away from the actual game's plot line, you must give some credit to the writer for actually trying to come up with a workable plot for the film. Anyway I felt like this film is good for what it is worth.Though this film was critically panned and bombed at the box-office, this film couldn't have been released at a better time, as I feel. This film was indeed released <more>
when Van Damme was at his prime in movies. On a whole, this film is not as bad as people make it out to be. To be honest, this is one of my favorite Van Damme films ever.All in all, don't let the negative attention centered around this film turn you away from watching it. You might actually like it. I admit if I would've seen this movie for the first time, now, at my current age, I might not would've liked it. Street Fighter happens to be, in my opinion, one of those great childhood action films that you can fondly look back on. Anyway it's a good film that is worthy of a view at least once.
When I heard all the negativity about this film I just had to see it. And I can't see what the problem is with this film.Supposedly the problem was that it put more focus on comedy then martial arts, but both seemed rather well here.Many of the jokes put in seemed to get a giggle out of me such as Zangief's stupidity and Bison's lack of taking anything seriously. As for the martial arts, what is here is pretty good too such as tag team fight, a sumo wrestle and the main one with the Protagonist and the Antagonist. Another problem I suspect the film may of had was that not many of <more>
the characters were fleshed out enough, but I personally can forgive that since there isn't much room for all characters and it's nice to even see them put in here at all.The effects, while many outdated nowadays, are pretty passable and the sets were really well designed.I understand this film didn't do well for many but its one I can personally recommend if you have not seen it.
As a huge fan of the video game that is the basis for this movie, I felt compelled to watch it even though I have never been much of a Van Damme fan. To my surprise, I found this film to be a lot of fun. By action movie standards, the silly one-liners work pretty well, and it was fun to see the video game characters come to life, even if they did make a few changes to the basic plot of the game. All things considered, I'm glad I took the time to watch "Street Fighter". It's nothing memorable, but if you're in the mood to watch some silly action fluff, then I'd say <more>
Everyone says its terrible but... (by Buff_jordan14)
I first watched this as a young lad when it came out in 1994, i would have been in grade 4 at that point. I watched it as a street fighter gamer and loved the movie. I still watch it occasionally and I'm a 19 year old harsh movie critic. Now its obviously no Goodfellas or The Pianist, but for kids its a fun movie to watch and is pretty faithful to the games.I still watch it and cannot understand why everyone thinks it is so terrible, i only see the massive gunfight between Van Damme and Bisons army as the only terrible part of the movie. Its not oscar material and was never supposed to <more>
be.The plot has Bison Julia causing trouble in Shadaloo, some fictional pacific rim area I believe. He uses his drug money to fund his army in an attempt to take over the world. Guile Van Damme is a colonel in a fictional version of the UN, and is charged with stopping him, rescuing some hostages Bison has captured, and saving his old buddy. Now its personal.Long story short, it obviously lacks in some acting, character developement etc. But on the plus side the fight between Ken and Sagat and Vega and Ryu is as good as gold.People may think this movie is terrible, but i enjoy it for nostalgic reasons.
Vastly better than it had any right to be (by Dudles)
It's definitely either for kids or fans of the game but speaking as someone who played the games you could definitely see the characters emerging and the fun of spotting the characters from the game before they are named made this worth watching.Raul Julia was nothing short of brilliant and even Jean Claude Van Damme was pretty good, the plot was at least consistent, if obvious as hell and the whole thing seemed well thought out.The ending however is nothing short of crap, leaving a very, very huge loose end.