DVD Review: The Rock Action 3-Pack (Blu-ray)

The Rock Action 3-Pack
Blu-ray Edition
The Scorpion King, Rundown, Doom
Directed by Chuck Russell, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Peter Berg
Starring The Rock
Release Date: February 10, 2009

Before Dwayne Johnson had a game plan or was racing to some mountain, he was the wrestler The Rock, the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. When he was given a cameo appearance in the Mummy Returns as The Scorpion King, he took the ball and ran with it and gave a pretty impressive debut performance. Producers obviously saw something special in him and before you know it, Dwayne Johnson was on his way to Hollywood, starring in his own movies and eventually becoming a star under the Disney umbrella.

Getting in on having Johnson’s name out there now for his new Disney movie Race to Witch Mountain, Universal Pictures has released The Rock Action 3-Pack, collecting three of his movies — The Scorpion King, The Rundown, and Doom — for a discounted price. Three movies for the price of one seems like a great deal but are these movies any good? I took it upon it upon myself to find out.

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Movie Review: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Starring Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan
Release date: February 27, 2009

With Street Fighter 4 already out in gaming consoles and catching fire once again, you knew it was only a matter of time before La-La Land would take another stab at the Street Fighter movie franchise. This time, the popular Capcom game takes the form of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li.

The movie centers around Chun-Li (Kristin Kreuk), the popular female character in the Street Fighter franchise. As a small child, Chun-Li spent most of her time honing her skills on the piano and learning martial arts from her father until one night when he is kidnapped right in front of her by the evil Bison (Neal McDonough) and his henchman Balrog (Michael Clarke Duncan) and unable to stop it. Days become years, as Chun-Li grows up without her father but becomes a pianist, what he always hoped her to be. Still, she longs to find her father and a mysterious scroll that arrives on her doorstep may hold the key to his whereabouts. Leaving everything she knows behind her, she searches for her father, knowing her search will lead her to Bison once more.

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