We watched a decent movie in between but one of our picks was this:
Our list also had “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” and “DOA: Dead or Alive” so we exactly knew what we were getting into: abysmal performances, characters that have nothing to do with their videogame counterparts, awful special effects. Our body was ready.
As a side note I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of KoF because I was raised more as a Capcom fighting boy but growing up I began to discover and love other SNK fighting games too, so I have a huge respect for them.
Well, as expected it started bad, Mai Shiranui and Iori Yagami are going to a exhibition after a introduction fight but hey they put a little effort in the plot talking about the Three Sacred Treasures, Orochi and the Yagami/Kusanagi clan, only to completely wreck it (it hasn’t passed even 5 minutes) with the appeareance of the main antagonist. Rugal.
No, seriously. Rugal.
You can’t imagine the amounts of suffering and grief that it brought to me when this guy appeared and they said it was Rugal. After stealing the sacred treasures he transported to the alternate dimension where the tournament was held and he became a strange being who manipulated the place at his will and basically became a stupid and evil version of The Mask. He only missed the green face. He changed over and over from one stupid outfit into another stupid outfit until he reaches his ultimate form: The Edgylord (it’s that one with the couple of girls, who by the way are Mature and Vice).
And here we have the third protagonist, a whiter than ever Kyo Kusanagi (the guy featuring his father was Japanese, even Kyo himself shown as a boy was Japanese come the fuck on) appearing after some terrible dialogues and a insurmountably boring plot development.
You can imagine how the rest of the movie goes, its the usual. The gang goes to fight the bad guy using their fighting outfits that resemble just a little to the original ones and after irrelevant fights against a lot of extras they arrive to the final boss chamber where after a battle against a Plot-armored Edgylord Rugal, Kyo unleashes the power of his swords and wins with an ugly amount of 3DCG, bleh.
But there’s something I didn’t mention and wanted to keep to the end. The fourth member of the team against Rugal. CIA Agent TerryBogard, ladies and gentlemen.
He appears several times along the movie as the typical fed guy in suit so you couldn’t even tell who he was until he drops the bomb: “Terry Bogard, CIA” and even better, he reveals Mai Shiranui was working as an undercover CIA agent (Here’s when I went to the kitchen and brought back some food to continue watching while drowning my anger in a bowl of oatmeal).
And look at his clothes for fuck’s sake. When everyone traveled to fight Rugal he used that silly red jacket and after fighting some extras he took from one that cap to complete the full Truck Driver look. I mean, ok his look is meant to resemble a truck driver just a bit but DAMN. The colors of his cap are wrong, they didn’t even try! In my country you can get a well-made Terry Bogard cap even on the streets, here, in Chile, the fucking corner of the world.
It was a hell of a ride, from start to end. If it wasn’t because I was with my friend making jokes continuously I wouldn’t have been able to withstand it. I’m going to finish putting the only thing that made me smile sincerely, and perhaps they did it by accident.