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‘Mulan’ And All of Its Flaws

Mulan is now available free of charge to all Disney+ streamers and so I thought it would be the perfect time to revisit the film after my second viewing yesterday (I was one of those people who paid $30 to see it early) and share my thoughts with you all.

In short, as a little girl, Mulan was my favorite Disney princess. She was brave and fierce, qualities in which inspired and wowed me. When I heard they were doing a live-action version I couldn’t be more excited, especially when they chose to forego songs to make it a more epic experience. I was like, “Heck yeah, let’s do this!”

And yet now, after a few viewings, I only see the flaws in Mulan instead of the good and boy are there a lot of flaws. So, let’s get to them.

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‘Mulan’ And All of Its Flaws

Mulan is now available free of charge to all Disney+ streamers and so I thought it would be the perfect time to revisit the film after my second viewing yesterday (I was one of those people who paid $30 to see it early) and share my thoughts with you all.

In short, as a little girl, Mulan was my favorite Disney princess. She was brave and fierce, qualities in which inspired and wowed me. When I heard they were doing a live-action version I couldn’t be more excited, especially when they chose to forego songs to make it a more epic experience. I was like, “Heck yeah, let’s do this!”

And yet now, after two viewings, I only see the flaws in Mulan instead of the good and boy are there a lot of flaws. So, let’s get to them.

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A Nice Reimagining of ‘Mulan’

As of right now, the best live-action Disney remakes have been Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. I can gladly say that Mulan joins their ranks.

Let me be clear. Mulan is nothing special. Its storytelling follows the thread that the original has created but adds some much needed modern twists that I legitimately enjoyed; one such being the introduction of the witch, Xianniang, a nice secondary female addition to the plot that made the story just a little better.

Mulan’s love interest, Honghui, played by Yoson An, is appropriately handsome and charming. In fact, he’s much more likable than the cartoon version. I liked the idea of him being a fellow soldier instead of her commanding officer. Speaking of commanding officers; Donnie Yen, Ip Man, Chirrut Imwe, or Commander Tung, whatever name you call him by he’s awesome and I loved that he was in this film.

Oh, I wish I could say this movie was perfect. Unfortunately, like most of these remakes, it failed to get through its menial one hour and fifty-five minute runtime without hitting some speed bumps.

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Throwback Friday: The New Trailer for ‘Mulan’ Looks Amazing

I’ve seen Mulan maybe, four or five times. In short, I like the movie a lot. She’s one of my favorite Disney princesses because she’s one of the few ladies depicted in the Disney classics whose storyline isn’t involved with finding a love interest or being saved by some dashing prince.

Disney is remaking a whole bunch of Disney classics and the latest to join the ranks of these live-action films is Mulan, which is set to come out next March. Here’s the trailer.

Um…wow!!!! Like I said before, I love Mulan and this trailer was just…perfect. Featuring a brand new character in a villainous witch, a new pet in a beautiful phoenix for Mulan, and the music of the Golden Globe-nominated song, “Reflection”, playing in the background, this trailer wowed me in ways I wasn’t expecting.

In fact, it made me actually kind of emotional, it was that beautiful! Continue reading Throwback Friday: The New Trailer for ‘Mulan’ Looks Amazing

The New Trailer for ‘Mulan’ Looks Amazing

I’ve seen Mulan maybe, four or five times. In short, I like the movie a lot. She’s one of my favorite Disney princesses because she’s one of the few ladies depicted in the Disney classics whose storyline isn’t involved with finding a love interest or being saved by some dashing prince.

Disney is remaking a whole bunch of Disney classics and the latest to join the ranks of these live-action films is Mulan, which is set to come out next March. Here’s the trailer.

Um…wow!!!! Like I said before, I love Mulan and this trailer was just…perfect. Featuring a brand new character in a villainous witch, a new pet in a beautiful phoenix for Mulan, and the music of the Golden Globe-nominated song, “Reflection”, playing in the background, this trailer wowed me in ways I wasn’t expecting.

In fact, it made me actually kind of emotional, it was that beautiful! Continue reading The New Trailer for ‘Mulan’ Looks Amazing