[UPDATE: Sorry folks, looks like the poster below is fan-made. Bummer, it looks better than the actual posters. Here’s the proof. Thanks to “Wasabi Steak” for pointing it out. – Vic ]
After the wildly “artistic” poster and the fittingly-ignored original, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li has decided to release yet another to rally support and generate buzz. But there’s just one problem, it’s boring and fails as well.
This latest poster features still characters (some unidentified), and an ancient scroll feel. The change in slogan is a good replacement for the weak tag line: “Some Fight for Power. Some Fight for Us.” The new phrases are closer to what it should be – after all this is (supposedly) one character’s story.
The supporting cast is framed vertically creating the back wall for the main character. Unlike the original, there’s no silhouette of two fighters doing battle. As a matter of fact, there’s no action at all. At the very least, Chun-Li should give us a kick or something.
Also, none of the characters look anything like they do in the game. But overall it ends up looking better than the confusing, white space overload of the last poster. It just doesn’t get me terribly excited to see this take on Street Fighter.
The only remotely interesting thing in the poster is Vega (coincidentally a character I’m looking forward to seeing). He has his trademark claw raised across his face – just like his character/icon in the game. Yes I know, I’m probably going to be wildly disappointed because he doesn’t really look like the snobbish bull-fighter he’s suppose to be. But even if they get his hair color wrong, I can still have some false hope.
The poster features Kristin Kreuk (Chun-Li), Michael Clarke Duncan (Balrog), Neal McDonough (M. Bison), Taboo (Vega), Robin Shou (Gen), and Chris Klein (Nash). You can see it below.
Street Fighter: The Leged of Chun-Li opens in theaters on Februrary 27th.