Street Fighter the Movie Broke My Heart

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  • AJ1AJ1 Joined: Posts: 85
    edited October 2013
    anoon wrote:

    Oh hey. I'm back. What's up?

    Hi Alan, enjoyed the movie, and despite not playing the game you help create, I got a problem accessing your blogs, because when I go there, all I get is this, ""Paumanhin, ang blog sa alan-noon.blogspot.com ay natanggal. Ang address na ito ay hindi magagamit para sa bagong mga blog." And because you don't know Filipino, the translation is as follows: "Sorry, the blog at alan-noon.blogspot.com is deleted. This address is not available for new blogs." What gives?
  • ToreyBeansToreyBeans So many games so lil time... Joined: Posts: 537
    Man... I feel bad that it took me 7 years to finally get around to really reading this! I think I just got burned pretty badly on the movie and the games! Would've been great to see some of the pictures anoon posted...
  • M3n747M3n747 Joined: Posts: 5
    edited June 2014
    Hello. I realise I'm rather late to the party - I've read the PDF with the story some 4 years ago, but I only discovered this thread within the last week. Both were great reads, very informative and enlightening. Thanks a lot for sharing, anoon!

    In the doc/thread you mentioned how the throws in SFTM were reversed. I've noticed that Chun Li's an exception - her throws work they way they do in SFII. Any idea why that might be? And how come apparently nobody noticed this discrepancy during play testing?

    Also, a bit off-topic here, but you guys mentioned earlier in this thread that Ken's supposed to be part Japanese. Where does it say so? Because the way I see it, if it's not in the classic games, it doesn't count - and if it's in the modern games, it's a shameless retcon. ;)

  • d3vd3v Coughing DAT PINK SPIT Joined: Posts: 34,719 mod
    M3n747 wrote: »
    Also, a bit off-topic here, but you guys mentioned earlier in this thread that Ken's supposed to be part Japanese. Where does it say so? Because the way I see it, if it's not in the classic games, it doesn't count - and if it's in the modern games, it's a shameless retcon. ;)
    That's been canon since the 90s.

    You can't ask for well-thought-out changes off day 1, week 1, or mostly even month 1 play...and that's when the game is out and everyone's in the lab.
    -Mike_Z

    Everyone (should) be mindful that if there isn't a new generation after my generation, the FGC (fighting game community) will basically become extinct, so it's important to think about the future.
    -Daigo Umehara

  • M3n747M3n747 Joined: Posts: 5
    d3v wrote: »
    That's been canon since the 90s.
    Could you give me some source, please?

  • JohnGrimmJohnGrimm A.K.A. JohnXuandou Joined: Posts: 4,283
    M3n747 wrote: »
    d3v wrote: »
    That's been canon since the 90s.
    Could you give me some source, please?

    Ken dyes his hair blonde to look more American. That's why his eyebrows aren't blonde. Ken's wife and Guile's wife are sisters. Learn the lore, brah.
    You lack devotion! Enduring hunger and poverty is how you find the way!
  • AlexisdabombAlexisdabomb Joined: Posts: 2,528
    JohnGrimm wrote: »
    M3n747 wrote: »
    d3v wrote: »
    That's been canon since the 90s.
    Could you give me some source, please?

    Ken dyes his hair blonde to look more American. That's why his eyebrows aren't blonde. Ken's wife and Guile's wife are sisters. Learn the lore, brah.

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  • M3n747M3n747 Joined: Posts: 5
    JohnGrimm wrote: »
    Ken dyes his hair blonde to look more American.
    Again, where does this come from? I don't remember any of the games making a mention of this.




  • d3vd3v Coughing DAT PINK SPIT Joined: Posts: 34,719 mod
    M3n747 wrote: »
    JohnGrimm wrote: »
    Ken dyes his hair blonde to look more American.
    Again, where does this come from? I don't remember any of the games making a mention of this.
    I believe it's from official mooks/sourcebooks from Japan. You should check the old plot guide.

    You can't ask for well-thought-out changes off day 1, week 1, or mostly even month 1 play...and that's when the game is out and everyone's in the lab.
    -Mike_Z

    Everyone (should) be mindful that if there isn't a new generation after my generation, the FGC (fighting game community) will basically become extinct, so it's important to think about the future.
    -Daigo Umehara

  • M3n747M3n747 Joined: Posts: 5
    edited June 2014
    d3v wrote: »
    I believe it's from official mooks/sourcebooks from Japan. You should check the old plot guide.
    Thanks for the info, I'll look into it.

    Now, back to the topic of Chun Li and her non-reversed throws in SFTM... Anoon, are you still there? :)

    Oh, and one more thing: what's with the "HUUUUAAAAGHHH!!!" that plays whenever you insert a coin? It sounds like somebody's having digestive problems.
  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,537
    Akuma is Ryu's dad.
  • M3n747M3n747 Joined: Posts: 5
    Thanks for the answers! :)
  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,537
    If Ken is Japanese is his full name Kenshiro?

    In case no ones seen this 3:43
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  • iPoetiPoet Joined: Posts: 4
    edited July 2014
    ..first-time posting to SRK but have visited and enjoyed the site for years...which is why I'm puzzled to have not read this before..I had to be 12 when SFII came to the arcades, and until that time the only fighting games (or beat-em-ups as they're affectionately labeled) I played faithfully were Final Fight and Double Dragon..I must've lost my mind AND found my heart at the same time.....Guile was my best character and I admired the whole cast, mastering all of their moves and techniques with the precision of a surgeon..each iterating installment further edu-trained my senses, so of course (like most of you) I was excited at the thought of making a movie out of the most popular game franchise to-date..luckily, I didn't see the movie upon its initial release while simultaneously being informed of how terrible the plot was executed (DAMN YOU, VAN DAMME!!) One movie night however featured a vhs rented tape of the classic.....Raul Julia saved the entire experience with his acting success (that which I'm also disappointed was his last), while Jean-Claude seemed to not snap into his role as fluidly as in his other films...everything I could say about the film has already been covered in this AMAZING read, SEVEN+YEARS later, and I've truly admired all opinions towards this staple of the series, especially grateful to know that I wasn't alone in my curiosities...the game immediately reminded me of MK, which was neither good nor bad (seemed many fighting game franchises were experimenting in one way or another at the time), but it definitely threw me off for a cool while, inevitably urging me towards the SNK line-up of exquisite fighters (KOF series mainly)..by time I got to my twenties I pretty much had a feel for every popular fighter, no matter who nor where nor whence it came, but always kept a corner of wonder stashed away for SFTMTG..I ignored it as much as possible..like others felt, it WAS the black sheep..but now, with all of this soul spilt over these pages, the hope, the promise, the endurance beyond, I can't help but be thankful for this read...I had always figured it was more to the experience of both productions (movie and game), and I'm glad to have somewhat of an inside perspective presented in generous form..disillusioned Capcom is for distancing themselves from this project as it was definitely a learning tool not to be treated with defiance and arrogance, and I'm sure that retrospect given to at least their accountability would have granted the company more respect than it has earned in its later years..in any weight, your experience, Mr. Noon, is nothing less than Golden..thank you for allowing yourself to shine for all to see.......
  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,537
    In (the horribly animated) Alpha Generations a priest tells Ken Akuma is Ryu's dad. And the first Alpha movie kinda hints at it, the movie has a ton of non-cannon things in it but I think subtlety made it more apparent.
  • d3vd3v Coughing DAT PINK SPIT Joined: Posts: 34,719 mod
    Not in the games, not in the source mooks, non-canon.
    You can't ask for well-thought-out changes off day 1, week 1, or mostly even month 1 play...and that's when the game is out and everyone's in the lab.
    -Mike_Z

    Everyone (should) be mindful that if there isn't a new generation after my generation, the FGC (fighting game community) will basically become extinct, so it's important to think about the future.
    -Daigo Umehara

  • BB_HoodyBB_Hoody Nice plane you have there. Be a Shame if something went wrong in flight and it crashed Joined: Posts: 4,419
    edited July 2014
    d3v wrote: »
    Fucking shit, use paragraphs and sentences!

    IKR? I was straining my eyes trying to read that mess. I'm no Grammar Nazi but god damn people should at least use paragraphs and periods. That's just basic for writing coherently.
  • BB_HoodyBB_Hoody Nice plane you have there. Be a Shame if something went wrong in flight and it crashed Joined: Posts: 4,419
    I think the Street Fighter movie could've been alright if they had kept the plot simple ala have it revolve around the world warrior tournament. Ryu as main. Bison as Villian. Vega and Balrog and the rest of Shadaloo doing stuff behind the scenes. A side plot with Chun-Li trying to bust them cuz she's interpol. As the tournament progresses Bison's true colors are revealed and in the finals a epic showdown between Ryu and Bison.

    The movie could've been a cool martials arts flick focusing on epic fights with a decent story to carry it. But instead they tried to take a lore as simple as SFII's and try to make it an epic tale with military soldiers and shit.
  • petran79petran79 Here comes an old challenger Joined: Posts: 1,913
    iPoet wrote: »
    Raul Julia saved the entire experience with his acting success (that which I'm also disappointed was his last)

    what should Orson Welles say then....his last role was the voice of Unikron in the Transformers movie....
    too slow!
  • blufangblufang Devour! Joined: Posts: 4,486
    Street fighter movie's biggest mistake is the same that many movies based on video games have made. It tried to be realistic and similar to mainstream movies rather than true to the game.




  • JohnGrimmJohnGrimm A.K.A. JohnXuandou Joined: Posts: 4,283
    blufang wrote: »
    Street fighter movie's biggest mistake is the same that many movies based on video games have made. It tried to be realistic and similar to mainstream movies rather than true to the game.

    But it actually played like a super jank version of ST. Watch some Japanese tournament footage of it, the game is bad, but it is somewhat accurate the the games.
    You lack devotion! Enduring hunger and poverty is how you find the way!
  • blufangblufang Devour! Joined: Posts: 4,486
    Oh I was talking about the actual film, not the game based on the film. Actually played the game a few times at the arcade back in the day, thought it was sort of fun even though it looked horrible.




  • iPoetiPoet Joined: Posts: 4
    edited August 2014
    BB_Hoody wrote: »
    d3v wrote: »
    Fucking shit, use paragraphs and sentences!

    IKR? I was straining my eyes trying to read that mess. I'm no Grammar Nazi but god damn people should at least use paragraphs and periods. That's just basic for writing coherently.


    ..like I said, dumb people..especially to complain on a FORUM, no brain..more people should be enlightened; if it were a direct conversation then the pauses and format is necessarily needed..fuck some typed words, for real.....

    ..so with that said, be gone with your hate, and take a rake to all the trolls you have sitting on your shoulders..don't worry, they'll survive the fall..

    ..my typing lessons come free with cloaking sessions for those with identity crisis syndrome, since I AM a poet, and neither of you have lived up to your misspelt monikers....
    Post edited by iPoet on
  • BB_HoodyBB_Hoody Nice plane you have there. Be a Shame if something went wrong in flight and it crashed Joined: Posts: 4,419
    The fuck... dude all we're asking of you is to use sentences and paragraphs when writing a long post like that. Such massive run on sentences are a bitch to read. If you can't be bothered to type in a coherent manner, then no one will bother to read your post.
  • RUMBLE82RUMBLE82 The Proctor Joined: Posts: 637
    Bumping a 10 year old thread. Wow, such a great and historical thread. Thanks retrosnow and most importantly anoon!
  • SpoonmanSpoonman Joined: Posts: 369
    Anybody knows if its possible to select Player 2 colors in the Arcade Version? I mean by playing solo of course.
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