Casting directors reviewed more than 1,000 candidates for the role of Mulan. The requirements focused on skills in martial arts, the ability to speak English, and the potential to be an international star. See more »
When Mulan is bathing in the lake her face goes from dirty to clean, dirty to clean and then once again. See more »
It is my duty--to fight for the kingdom--to protect my family.
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The song "Reflection" is heard in the closing credits: an English version and a Chinese version sung by Yifei Liu. See more »
They turned Mulan into a Rey clone; that's all you need to know. Why bother creating a flawed and vulnerable character that gains the viewer's respect through hard work, perseverance and resourcefulness when you can just tack on magical plot-solving heritage and thus cut out the middleman entirely? Worked well with Rey, didn't it?
Also, remember how in the original, Shan Yu didn't care one bit that Mulan was a woman? All that mattered to him was that she was responsible for destroying his army and he took her as seriously as any other enemy. Well it would seem that was just way too progressive for modern audiences because Mr. Khan over here can't go 5 minutes without reminding you how much he hates women...because, you know, overcoming segregation matters more than overcoming your enemy through skill and ingenuity.
A 200 million dollar female power fantasy -- that's what this is.
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