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What are you doing? Give it back!
[referring to dogtags Fei Xiaohu tore down]
Are you living for the dead or for the living?
Give them back!
There are things you must do! It's your duty! You are no longer the Sister Mulan I adored. Because you wanted to escape, you caused the death of Brother Wentai, and you will cause the death of many of our brothers in the future. You are so selfish!
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I was moved by this movie. It was a real good watch. Words escape me at the moment, but this review can say it all for me: http://yingweitan.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/movie-review-mulan-2009/ Also, the comment at the bottom of the article is very insightful.
Differing from the usual route of Chinese epic movies, which usually portrays huge battle scenes, extravagant costumes, and such, this movie concentrated more on the character's development and emotions. As such, it is a movie that deserves a closer scrutiny than the passive habit we have of watching movies. I will not give it the 2 points for the 10/10 vote because my overly romantic self was denied something (you'll see). But then that's just me. :) I do not regret that I spent 113 minutes of my time on this. In fact, it made me all the more ready to face my own battle: life.
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