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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li


None March 5th, 2009

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It's kind of sad to see once-promising actors reduced to performing in C-grade tripe. It's sad because it often smacks of desperation to keep a career moving, regardless of how crappy the movie is.

At the same time, you have to give some actors credit for making the best of things. And sometimes the bet pays off. By continuing to work and staying in the public eye, an actor can sometimes attract better parts and stop making everyone feel embarrassed.

"Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" features several actors who once showed promise, including Michael Clarke Duncan ("Kung Fu Panda"), Neal McDonough ("88 Minutes") and Kristin Kreuk (TV's "Smallville"). However, the most embarrassing, "hey, look at me!" performance is turned in by Chris Klein ("Just Friends"). Klein, who made a name for himself playing the Lovable Dumb Guy in "Election" and the "American Pie" series, tries to throw off that persona in his role as Nash, who is (supposed to be) a dashing, globe-trotting Interpol agent who has spent the last several years trying to crack the fa

 
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