Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is total crap

February 28, 2009 1:12 AM by Ann

Horrible story… check. Embarrassing, lame dialogue… check. Annoying actors and actresses coupled with really bad acting… check.

This was all expected. Look, I don’t go to a movie based on a video game and expect great things. But I do go to a movie titled “STREET FIGHTER” expecting to be ENTERTAINED and to see some CRAZY FIGHTING ACTION!

SO WHERE WAS THE ENTERTAINMENT AND CRAZY FIGHTING ACTION?! NOWHERE I TELL YOU! ALL I SAW WAS CRAP AND IT WAS BORING AND ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!

You see, the original Street Fighter movie was crap too. But it was funny ultra campy crap with a ridiculous story and cheesy dialogue to match, and it had lots of silly action scenes with characters we all know and love from the game. Plus Van Damme was in it, and he is so bad that he is always good for some laughs. So overall it was really bad entertainment that was still possibly worth watching (while heavily imbibing).

This new Chun-Li movie has no Van Damme, no funny campy bits, is missing all of the game’s other main characters, and worst of all has barely any action. Moreover, the little action that is there is super lame and not cool at all! (Come on, Chun-Li is supposed to be ripped and ass-kicking!) In short, this movie is TOTAL CRAP! And because I actually expected it to at least match the low standards set by its predecessor, I am now disappointed and heart-broken! MY EXPECTATIONS WERE SO LOW YET THE MOVIE STILL FAILED ME! HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN, REALLY?!

But there’s the good, although it had nothing to do with the movie itself. While exiting the theater, I was part of a large crowd of people to witness a kid in a headband (I’m guessing it’s the one you get in the SFIV Collector’s Edition pre-order) jump off the railing over the walls, land into a roll onto the grass, and climb back up ninja-like to do it all over again. The thing is, you don’t get to see this kind of awesome dude in real life every day. In fact you probably only get the chance when you do something like go out to watch “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” on the date of its theatrical premiere. So for this, I feel very lucky! Good luck, kid! I hope you grow up to be a real street fighter someday!

WordPress 2.6 / 2.7 + bbPress 0.9 cookie integration plugin

February 26, 2009 12:01 AM by Ann

This plugin is for WordPress 2.6 or 2.7. It enables WordPress to generate cookies that work with bbPress 0.9 so that single sign-on can be accomplished between the two. Follow the usual integration instructions and enable this plugin in your WordPress installation. I also advise clearing your cookies.

The integration is all up and running on my site at BayAnime.com. I’d like to add that I was able to put the plugin together without writing a single line of code! It’s literally all the necessary functions cut and pasted directly from WordPress 2.5.1 pluggable.php, so kudos to WordPress for making it easy!

Download this plugin at WordPress.org.

When you do cookie integration please keep in mind that there are some login hooks in pluggable that might not be called in either WP or bbPress depending on which side your user logged in from. This might affect the functionality of some plugins.

For example, after rerouting all my bbPress logins to WP I realized that the ‘bb_set_current_user’ action hook on a bbPress plugin I used was no longer being called, so I had to incorporate it in on the WP side using the ‘set_current_user’ hook.

bbPress 1.0 users should use this plugin instead.