Episode 60 — Street Fighter
Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:04 PM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:45 AM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:28 AM
And there are some bad movies where trying to figure them out is actually fucking dangerous to your mental health because there's no rhyme or reason and the movie is just a metaphorical pool of vomit with chunks of non-sequiturs and shittyness floating around near the surface. Street Fighter is such a movie.
Why was the movie called 'Street Fighter' and not 'Stupid Confusing Stakes during an International Crisis Fighter'? Hell, Capcom, the game's developers, re-released the original video game a few years ago with the title 'Fighting Street', so I'm not sure even they could tell you what the title means.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:53 AM
in fairness, fighting street was a port and originally released in the 80s, which i would assume is the ultimate excuse for anything weird and almost inexcusable.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:45 AM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:14 AM
In the original Japanese release, the boxer is modeled after Mike Tyson and is named “M. Bison”
Vega (claw guy) was Balrog
Raul Gulia (main bad guy) was Vega
Fearing a lawsuit, Capcom swapped the character names around for the US release of the game. I actually like the American names better myself.
Also, I’ve heard that the script for this movie was originally a G.I. Joe script that the studio had been sitting on for several years. I have no idea if this is true, but the plot does seem to fit the G.I Joe world better than Street Fighter.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:29 AM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:20 AM
Not everyone will know about the game. Personally I play vid games and I know a bit about it, but most of my friends who are all the same age as me know nothing about video games. So it's just a nerd thing I guess.