Back when we were shiftless teenagers, Chun-Li was always our favorite "Street Fighter II" character. Perhaps it was because she was super quick, allowing us to abuse more muscular opponents. Or maybe, just maybe, there was something alluring about a video-game lady in a tiny skirt whose special move involved flying around upside down with her legs akimbo.
Now that we're all grown up, our tastes skew almost exclusively toward flesh-and-blood females, which is why we were happy to see that the producers of "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" chose actress Kristin Kreuk to portray the exponent of the Spinning Bird Kick.
We don't know if Ms. Kreuk has the martial-arts chops to emulate Chun-Li's most acrobatic attacks (That's what CGI is for, right?), but we certainly have no problem with the prospect of her donning the iconic fishnets-and-micro-cheongsam outfit.