Street Fighter II
It should have been The Matrix before The Matrix was ever thought of, pure and simple. Street Fighter II brought properly to live-action life would give us the most staggering, vibrant, effects-laden super-human combat we’ve ever seen. Not only that, but every character has enough back-story and motivation to pack out a full-lengthaction movie, even if most remain part of the supporting cast.
What we got
Ye gods… A contrived plot about a UN task force, no mention of a fightingtournament, and an almost respect-worthy ability to horrifically miscast every character in the movie left Street Fighter: The Ultimate Battle an agonising and cheap-looking disaster which focussed on all the wrong things and didn’t even notice the right ones. More like your office colleagues having a Street Fighter II-themed Hallowe’en party than a genuine adaptation of the game.