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Mulan is charming with magnificant coloring, but Eddie Murphey, the songs, and the plot are the only perks of this movie. So practically everything! I'm coming short, this movie is great! See it, but remember it aint no Lion King!
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I do love Mulan, but I do not rank it up with what I call the four new
classics (the Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Hercules...yes you did read that right). Instead it ranks the next level down, along
with Tarzan (another movie I loved but that had some annoyances in it I just
This is a great movie with several good songs (Reflection being one of them...it is quite beautiful) but one of the problems is that there were NOT enough of them! The songs that are there are great, but there are so few that it just doesn't do the movie justice.
Although the movie overall is wonderful, and well well worth watching, there are two scenes that stand out from it as, in my opinion, spectacular. These are SPOILERS: the transformation scene where Mulan disguises herself as a boy (the background music and pouring rain in this scene make it simply breathtaking) and the final scene in China, which brings me to tears every time I see it.
The only reason I do not rank this movie with what I call the fab four, is the very end, which is one of the weaker endings I have seen in a Disney movie. With such a strong story throughout the ending seemed to be simply thrown on at the last minute. While I understand that the romance aspect did not really work with this movie, surely they could have done something slightly better than (and I quote) 'would you like to stay forever?" I mean please! Even if it were Mulan who says this line it would make it better.
Other than the ending though, and the fact that there simply are not enough songs, this is a wonderful movie that will make a great addition to any Disney collection.
altho i did like the movie Mulan, I think that Disney could've researched more about some things. There are some parts of the movie that looks more Japanese than Chinese. And the other thing I disliked is not using Mulan's REAL name, which is actually Hua Mulan, not Fa Mulan. But other than that, i found the movie to be quite funny and enjoyable for the whole family.
Maybe a bit too politically correct, none the less a fun afternoon--
particularly if you watch in the company of tiny nieces with redneck
parents. Mulan was good in the theater, and it may be better when you can
sit on the floor and watch awe struck munchkins entranced by the action of
mulan is not the usually disney story about love and tenderness, no this movie is about honour, and doing what you must for achieving it, and if you fall in love in the middle there's no biggie. this movie tells us the true story of mulan, a chinese daughter that takes her father's place in the army because her father is to old for fighting. but that is not the only reason, she also wants to prove to herself that she is good at something, achieving honour to her and to her familly. once again walt disney scores, turning a truthful story in to a magic and beautiful animated movie. the animated movie is good, but could be better, but who cares, this movie isn't about the animation, is it about the spirit of it, it's about about the honour and achieveness of that honour. and you know what? it works, it works just fine, making mulan one of the greatest animated feature of walt disney
Mulan is yet another winning animated feature from Disney. However, there is one question I cannot get out of my head. Is there any material missing from the DVD that was included in the theatrical release? I could have SWORN that at one point, Eddie Murphy's character said something like, "You expect me to believe that this drag queen just happened to need a ride somewhere?!" Was this omitted from home versions? Please, someone e-mail me with the answer!
I have to tell you for a little kid mulan is cool for anyone else trying to learn about the culture of this movie, your being suckerd first off i found the way they handled Mulan very unrealistic theyre was only one scene were we see how males of that time view men, and its in a bad song of all things. Mulans father was done well. and Vanessa Maes influence is the only music i liked in this film that and ill make a man out of you and thats not saying much. The villan ruled the film thats pretty much the only salvable character in this film. and they way he was deafeated was very cartoony. But hell who cares kids will love it cause they dont know any better, lets see what other culture or classic can Disney viloate and butcher.
I liked it! Sure, the music was a little weak, Mushu was annoying, and the character of Shang was kind of like a pretty boy, but other than that, it was a really cool movie. Disney's usual best!
Because it was so horrible. First and foremost, the animation was horrid. Where was all the detail? All of the characters seemed to be floating about in a void. There wasn't any distinctive features on any of the characters. Mulan looks like just another pretty face. Second, the music was *terrible*. Here was an opportunity to try out all sorts of esoteric instruments used in the Chinese culture and what do we get? Classic, but timid, string arrangements, and, worst of all, bubble gum pop by 98 degrees and Donny Osmond to accompany the classic, but timid, plot formula. And then there were the voices. The little dragon-thing was annoying and the first Disney supporting character I ever wished would be erased by that goop in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?". This film is so banal and sanitized without any other mission than to sell their crap szechuan sauce stuff that I cried. When I was ten, I dreamed of working for Disney after "The Little Mermaid" (despite the porno, which I wasn't aware of at that time). This dream was completely cemented when I watched "Beauty and the Beast", and then started crumbling after "Pocahantas". "Mulan" offended me as someone who is part-Chinese. But my sister and just about everybody I knew loved it.
This movie was OK -as every Disney' s movie- but even though I watched it twice (one myself and one with my younger cousins) I can' t say that it is one of the best Disney' s film. For example Aladdin was better. Anyway it is worthy to watch but don' t expect something very special! Little kids will definitely like it. I put 8/10
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