Mulan remake review
‘Mulan’ is Disney’s latest live-action remake which was released on the streaming service this weekend after a long delay. Similar to the original one, the story is the same about the young woman who replaces her father’s role in the war. Her father is old and injured, if he steps in the war, he’d most likely not survive. Therefore, Hua Mulan has to disguise herself to be a man and fight in the Imperial Army with her father’s armor.
The timeline is set back in the old centuries, China has been invaded by a group of nomads. The Emperor issues an order that one man per family has to serve in the war. Mulan’s father has been a war hero for the Emperor for a long time. But, this time it would be her daughter who’d fight for the Imperial Army.
The casting of the movie was surfacing all through media when the producers traveled around China looking for the actress who will play Mulan. Our title hero is played by the Fairy Sister of the industry, Liu Yifei and she has done exceptional justice to the role.
difference between remake and original
Unlike the original animation, this film doesn’t have the spirits of Mulan’s ancestors nor does it have the dragon ‘Mushu’ or the little cricket. The film also doesn’t have any songs and instead, there are more battle sequences. This film seems to omit certain things that are integral to the story or the character journey through the story which brings up a problematic overview of the movie.
One of the differences that have been noticed by the audience is the fighting sequences of Mulan. In the original version, Mulan is presented as a young woman who doesn’t know much about the war but is ready to give up her dreams for the sake of her family. In Disney’s latest version, Mulan is portrayed to have a hidden talent ever since she was a child.
The movie depicts the character as a mighty warrior at the start. This seems to cut out the emotional realism aspect that the animated version offered. The characters’ journey from being naïve about the war to becoming a great mighty warrior has been amended in the new film.
More about the film
Many scenes are visually generated through the use of computer graphics which exemplifies the theme of the film. Some fundamental scenes from the film were shot in New Zealand.
When the movie was released in March 2020, the movie got many negative reviews by the people. However, the critics have given the movie a rating of 4/5 due to its action sequence, casting, and production. As the coronavirus awareness increased, many countries went into lockdown, and theatres got closed temporarily. As a result, the movie was not released or made accessible in many countries.
The film has been made available on Disney’s streaming service as of this Friday. Make sure you don’t’ miss out on this new adaptation of Mulan along with its new theme.