Mushu does not appear in the live action remake. Disney made the choice to ensure that the live-action remake stayed true to Chinese culture and traditions. Instead, Disney included a phoenix in the film, which is a sign of peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. See more »
Unlike the Greek phoenix, the Chinese fenghuang did not go up in flames to renew itself; it propagated in the normal way. See more »
[from teaser trailer]
Quiet, composed, graceful, disciplined... these--are the qualities we see in a good wife. These are the qualities--we see in Mulan.
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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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