Back in March before the world was transformed due to the health crisis, I was lucky to attend the Mulan Red Carpet in Los Angeles and watched the movie. I was really eager to tell you what my thoughts about the movie were, but off course we wanted to keep the review closer to the release date. The time has come and now I can tell you all about it.
About the movie
Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
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Did we like it
We did. I have to say it is very different from the animated version, I am not sure I would call it live-action Mulan, because it is lacking the music and a lot of the characters. I would called a new version of Mulan.
Mulan is an Epic tale. The message of honor and family is empowering, rich, and beautiful. The movie is visually stunning
With a lot of amazing action shots. We really enjoyed the martial arts display. The movie is long (2 hours) and I would recommend it for kids 8 years old and older.
One thing I really appreciate about the movie is the fact that “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Tzi Ma as Zhou, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Honghui; Ron Yuan as Sergeant Qiang; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin, suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” The producers are Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Jason Reed, with Bill Kong, Barrie M. Osborne, Tim Coddington and Mario Iscovich serving as executive producers.
How to watch it
Starting September 4, with Premier Access, viewers can watch “Mulan”
You need to have a Disney + subscription. Plus, you need Premier Access.
Disney+ will offer Premier Access to “Mulan” for $29.99 on disneyplus.com. Once you have Premier Access to Mulan, you can watch as many times as you want.