Mulan (2020)

Directed by Niki Caro

Starring Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee

The new Disney trend is to remake their animated classic film into live-action. I think it started with Cinderella and has included films like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Dumbo, and a few others.

Mulan is a unique girl and is forced to do things traditionally to bring honor to her family. When a war breaks out and one member of each family is forced to go Mulan goes to save her father from fighting in the war. She has to break through an army and culture where a woman has no place in fighting in the war.

I have to say that of all the film remade into live-action this one is my favorite. It was different from the animated film and the action scenes were great. The story was inspiring in many ways. The theme of the story is the same but it felt different to me. Visually the movie looked amazing, we can only imagine how it would have looked on the big screen. The fighting sequences felt like the matrix but they looked great.

The movie was exciting to see and contrary to Lion King, for example, making this one with real actors made the film better than the animated one at least for me. I like the message of the film, how anyone can be brave, and the importance of family.

If you see it with a group of people is worth paying the 29.99 for the premium access. The bad part is that you must have Disney + if you don’t it will cost more to see it. But that in all honesty has little to do with the movie because the movie in my opinion was a very good film.

2 thoughts on “Mulan (2020)

  1. Hi.
    You mention the fight sequence. The directors of the Matrix created their fighting sequences inspired and based on Asian fighting sequence styles. When you watch Chinese, Japanese and Korean historical or action dramas and films you will see that their fighting sequences are breathe taking, a war dance that moves smoothly and intense. So the the fight sequences in Mulan reflect that tradition and characteristic of Asian fighting sequences in their films and dramas. I think that Disney made a smart move because it felt like an Asian story with its settings, acting and fighting scenes. The only different was the language.


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