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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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My Top 5 Favorite Live-Action Disney Remakes

Walt Disney Studios has thought of something brilliant; remake their animated classics for this generations’ youth. There have been some hits and misses but overall these films are reintroducing these stories to children in bright, colorful, and memorable ways. Today, I’m sharing a lit of the five Disney remakes that have made me really, really happy. Enjoy!

5. Cinderella

I’ve never seen the original film, I just remember reading the stories and finding myself lost in the pictures and the wonder of it all. When I finally watched Cinderella I was impressed by its story, I loved the extra material, and Cate Blanchett was an absolutely despicably perfect evil stepmother. And the costumes, oh my goodness they were gorgeous.

Plus, I thought Lily James was a beautiful and very sweet Cinderella.

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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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Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #11-‘Mulan’

I love Mulan. I have since I was a child. When they announced they were going to make a live-action version of the film I was excited, then I saw the trailer and got even more excited.

There have been several trailers of the film but it is the official one that has impacted me the most. Here it is.

I don’t know why but this trailer always almost brings me to tears. I think it’s the use of the music for “Reflection” as the background for the story of this trailer that just utterly ruins me! Plus, it just looks like it’s going to be really fun to watch.

I love this trailer!!!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

Revisiting the Trailers for ‘Black Widow’, ‘Mulan’, and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

This is an unprecedented summer that has left movie lovers, like me, a little bummed. With so many blockbusters to look forward to this year, it almost seems cruel that we didn’t get to see any of them. That didn’t stop me and my sister from revisiting the trailers for this year’s most-anticipated blockbusters and yes, they were just as fascinating as I remembered. So, with no further delay, here’s a look at those trailers.

Black Widow is a movie we’ve been waiting for for years and now we’ll finally get to see this story unfold…the right way. The other two trailers for the film had me vaguely interested but it was this trailer that peaked my enthusiasm.

Black Widow has been awesome since her Avenger days in 2012 when she took on an army of Chitauri despite being a simple assassin/secret agent. Now, we get to see her in the spotlight; a woman with zero superpowers but some serious fighting skills. It’s going to be fun and I am ready for every second of this delightful action movie. Continue reading Revisiting the Trailers for ‘Black Widow’, ‘Mulan’, and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’