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Street Fighter the Movie. A KGK Quick Retrospective

I recently watched the classic movie Street Fighter and I must say it was a blast from the past. The movie stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Guile, a former soldier out to avenge the death of his friend, Carlos Blanka. He teams up with a group of freedom fighters, including a young, spunky Chun Li, and together they fight against the evil dictator M. Bison, played magnificently by Raul Julia in his last ever movie performance. The action scenes are well choreographed and the martial arts sequences are a treat to watch. The story does leave something to be desired, but its campy nature and over-the-top action sequences make up for it. The performances are also quite good, especially from Van Damme who chews the scenery like no other. In the end, Street Fighter is a fun, action-packed movie that deserves to be seen. It’s definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan of classic martial arts films.

My stand out scene is towards the end of the film when Chun-li finally get to confront M. Bison, the dialogue really shines here between the two characters

Chun-Li: My father saved his village at the cost of his own life. You had him shot as you ran away. A hero at a thousand paces.

M. Bison: I'm sorry. I don't remember any of it.

Chun-Li: You don't remember?!

Bison: For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.

For such a camp and admittedly cheesy film this wonderful exchange really stands out.

I’d give this movie a solid 7/10 and if you don’t like this movie then you're wrong un’

Hope you like it.

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