Street Fighter: Legacy Dragon Punches Every Street Fighter Movie

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Street Fighter: Legacy Dragon Punches Every Street Fighter Movie

Joey Ansah's fan film Street Fighter: Legacy is short, but it makes up for every terrible Street Fighter movie released before. Yeah, it's that good.

Wow. Joey Ansah is best known for his role as an assassin in The Bourne Ultimatum, but I love this guy for a completely different reason now. He's behind the three minute Street Fighter: Legacy short film, showing the world how to make a Street Fighter movie that isn't a complete piece of garbage.

And not only is it the opposite of garbage, Street Fighter: Legacy is downright awesome. It starts off acknowledging the game's lore, with Ryu having a nightmare of his fight with the enigmatic Akuma. After waking, he resumes his journey to become the strongest in the world, when Ken catches up to him. They fight, of course.

Ansah's version of Ken vs. Ryu is almost a perfect recreation of one of their in-game battles, but better. Everything from the heaving "at rest" animations to actual basic moves are performed by Legacy's actors and they really fit their parts. Plus, just when you think there won't be any special effects, Ryu busts out a Hadouken (fireball). Ken busts out a flaming Shoryuken (dragon punch). And just as I finish saying "Holy Crap!" the film ends.

So what's next for Legacy? Nothing yet. Ansah was sick of all the Street Fighter movie sadness given to the world and worked hard with a bunch of other people to make this fan project happen. But for now, that's all it is: an incredibly amazing fan film that needs to be turned into something more. Lightning has been known to strike sometimes.

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They keep shutting down amazing fan movies, they need to do the opposite with this, give these people a couple of million bucks and let them have at it.

Give him a camera crew and a huge budget, now!

That was pretty cool. I'd definitely pay money to go see this if it was actually made into a full fledged movie.

Wow, not only was the video itself awesome, the music was hecka good too.

I love it, but they got one but wrong.
It's Ryu who has the absolutely absurd eyebrows, not Ken.

Places this in line with Escape from City 17 as one of the best fan films ever made...

That was actually quite good.

If they made a full movie I might consider downloading it illegally...

Noxshadow:
I love it, but they got one but wrong.
It's Ryu who has the absolutely absurd eyebrows, not Ken.

What? Have you seen the things on Ken's forehead? They're every bit as insane as Ryu's, if not more so because they don't even attempt to match his hair color.

that was the best street fighter movie i have ever seen. These guys should get 3million pounds to do this and ign should get 2 million to do the legend of zelda

Harley Duke:

Noxshadow:
I love it, but they got one but wrong.
It's Ryu who has the absolutely absurd eyebrows, not Ken.

What? Have you seen the things on Ken's forehead? They're every bit as insane as Ryu's, if not more so because they don't even attempt to match his hair color.

Wait...
(Checks SSF4 manual)
Ok. I just always will remember Ryu's crazy Night Elf eyebrows, go off his head and over his headband.

It's hard to compare a 3 minute short with a full length movie, but that was pretty good. For a fan film, the special effects were pretty good too. Still a bit campy though.

I think video game movies suck because writers and directors try to make them into more than they actually are.

Low Key:
It's hard to compare a 3 minute short with a full length movie, but that was pretty good. For a fan film, the special effects were pretty good too. Still a bit campy though.

I think video game movies suck because writers and directors try to make them into more than they actually are.

and now i have a chill up my spine because i remembered the guy who directed the Pirates movies (which i hate) is doing the Bioshock movie... *Cries*

Pretty slick, something off with the fireball effect, and the choreography could use some work. But, I liked the camera work, certainly.

Not gonna lie that was pretty bad ass.

I'm amazed at how awesome that just was. Simply incredible. I'd pay double to see a full length movie with that kind of work put into it.

I'm not sure I agree with everybody above in assuming that, just because a short film is fantastic (which, don't get me wrong, this is), a feature-length one would be as good. An actual feature-length movie needs extensive plot, cinematography, lighting and pacing work, amongst other things.

The problem with Street Fighter in film has always been the bare-bones level of plot development - the game was meant to be played on an arcade machine for five minutes before you walked away in frustration to get more quarters. Making a full-length movie that would be bearable would require fleshing out an entire backstory for every character which doesn't involve "Character A beat up Character B at some point in the past, resulting in Character B wanting vengeance".

Tom Goldman:
Wordy

You should mention that this was officially sanctioned by Capcom, because I've noticed some misconception about this fact, and it's easier to just answet this at the source so everyone else knows.

Anyway, more on topic, that was awesome. I think the only thing I have a problem with is that Ken blocked a Hadoken with his sholder. Yeah, that's how it happens in game, but, yes, sometimes very minore things can change. It would have been okay for him to have blocked that with his hand or something.

It's a very minor gripe.

I definitely give full credit for the time, skill and resources required to make any short film, much less an exceptional one as with Mr. Ansah's work. Ignoring that however, it's not hard to be better than a piece of crap, even the promotional material for SF4 was leagues above any of the major SF movies (Ah Mr Raul Julia, how I grieve for you).

I did like the cheesy bits here and there (what was up with the nature cutaways though), and it really did look like Street Fighter, plus huge kudos to the two actors, they did really well with the stage fighting.The post team did very well indeed, although as someone else pointed out the haduken does look out of place (maybe giving the haduken more of a light bleed onto the fighters and the environment would have helped, plus being less defined) but the shoryuken was spot on aside from the 360. Very cool indeed and the subtle black ink blotch "swipes" ala SF4 added a really nice touch.

Btw, did anyone else feel like they were watching a ripped Owen Wilson and John Cho trade blows?

This really ticks me off 'cus i know that this will never have a chance to be made into the epic street fighter flik we all want

i mean, i just shed a tear as i watched this it is by far the best street fighter fight seen EVER.

Blimey. That's the most effort I've seen go into three minutes of entertainment since my last... actually, let's not go there.

Now, if they could find a way of convincingly portraying freaks like Blanka and Dhalsim, I'll be sold.

This actually brought tears of joy to my eyes. No joke.

Suck it, Hollywood. Suck it hard, and chase it down with a Tatsumaki-Senpū kyaku to the nuts!

Just go's to show you that with proper appriciation for a series, and a couple hundred dollars, almost anythig can be done.

One of the best things I've seen since Art of the Saber.

well first of all, this film automatically succeeds by making Ryu and Ken the main characters like they need to be, second, it's definitely the right direction for a full fledged movie

Wow I'm really impressed. I'm not a huge fighter fanatic but I'm old enough to follow the series through playing them and I gotta say, the choreography was very well done as almost every move performed was actually a move done by Ken and Ryu. I'm not talking the dragon punch or Hadoken either, the grabs and the punches and kicks were all executed with extreme precision. I gotta hand it to the stunt actors to master that routine.

That was very well done all around except for the jump at the end but it was for the freeze frame so it's forgivable. Wished they'd get a chance to direct/cast in a flim.

Best Street Fighter bit ever! Though the original Street Fighter animated movie is good in my opinion as well.

Wooohoooohoooo. That was awesome. Very interesting and I loved the slow-mo fighting combined with the sound effects. Smooth

That right there, is how you blow peoples minds.

It was cool , but there's a big difference between doing something 3 minutes short and giving the same amount of awesome to something ~2 hours long.

Wow this is definitely as good as Art of the saber:

I love how in every Street Fighter film, anime, or whatever, whenever they do the hurricane kick, they never even try to say the full word. They always just yell out "Tatsumaki!" because the entire thing is so freaking weird for english speakers to pronounce.

But yeah, this was freaking awsome. Maybe it would be hard to make this into a feature length film but I'm sure these guys could do the series more justice then the Chun Li movie (they only got it right that Balrog doesn't kick, good for them.), although heck, the old Van Damm movie did a better job then that.

That was indeed pretty damn awesome. Who says that good videogame-to-film adaptations aren't possible?

Vohn_exel:
(they only got it right that Balrog doesn't kick, good for them.)

I know it's not the same Balrog, but you just made me imagine the Balrog vs Gandalf fight in LOTR in martial arts style. And it's awesome.

Cowabungaa:
That was indeed pretty damn awesome. Who says that good videogame-to-film adaptations aren't possible?

Vohn_exel:
(they only got it right that Balrog doesn't kick, good for them.)

I know it's not the same Balrog, but you just made me imagine the Balrog vs Gandalf fight in LOTR in martial arts style. And it's awesome.

Haha :D On the LOTR Conquest board on Gamefaqs, someone else mentioned "I got the Balrog" and someone responded "Yeah but he doesn't kick" and only about four people got it :D

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