#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This retelling of the old Chinese folktale is about the story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the rigours of war in his state, she decides to disguise herself and join in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of this and to prevent it, they order a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu to join her in order to force her to abandon her plan. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns that she cannot be dissuaded and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead.
Plot: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country — and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.
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2020 brings us yet another Disney’s live-action remake. After new versions of The Jungle Book, Aladdin, The Lion King, and many others, now comes the time for Mulan. Therefore, I decided to go back in time and relive one of the latest installments of the Disney Renaissance Era. As a kid, even though I was (and I still am) far from being someone impacted by the Chinese culture, I always enjoyed the movie for its story, characters, and of course, its memorable score. However, for some reason, it never became one of those Disney classics I revisit every year. This might very well be only my 5th time watching this film, which for someone born in the 90s like me, feels weirdly short.
This is probably the first time I watch Mulan since I was an innocent young teenager, so I was definitely intrigued to see if my overall opinion would change a lot or not. Well, enough of the suspense, I love it! I appreciate it a lot more than when I was a kid, without a single doubt. In fact, if I could only choose one movie to be remade in the live-action format, Mulan would be my ultimate choice, simply due to its epic and cinematic feel. Not trying to take away from the compelling story and incredible characters, but when it comes to live-action, Mulan has everything to deliver a chill-inducing visual spectacle. This film proves how 2D animation can feel so powerful and emotionally overwhelming.
As with every movie from the Disney Renaissance Era, the animation looks gorgeous. Dozens of jaw-dropping shots resemble the epic scope of Lord of the Rings. The action sequences are incredibly riveting and innovative, placing the main character in situations where she needs to act smart. Jerry Goldsmith’s music plays a vital part in the narrative. Not only it develops characters in a meaningful way, but it helps the story move forward with fun and entertaining songs. Once again, the action set pieces are also elevated by this score, which offers a whole other cinematic layer. Technically, Mulan is one of Disney’s best animated flicks ever.
However, as usual, the two pillars of any film are what people end up saving in their hearts and memory: story and characters. With so many writers attached to screenplay credits, I’m genuinely surprised Mulan has such a well-written, well-structured, emotionally resonating narrative. Packed with culturally significant storylines, it’s hard not to feel enthralled by Mulan’s (Ming-Na Wen) arc. A daughter who goes to war by stealing her old father’s spot, protecting him from certain death, while also trying to honor her family. A woman who wants to be more than just a wife to some man. Fighting against the menacing Shan-Yu (Miguel Ferrer) and his army, but also against condescending stereotypes and ancient society rules.
Ming-Na Wen gives Mulan a powerful voice worth remembering. After more than twenty years, her journey is still an inspiring tale not only to every woman and young girl on the planet, but to everyone who lays eyes on this movie. Captain Li Shang (BD Wong) also has his own arc of trying to prove himself worthy of being called Captain. Against all the odds, he still trains his troops and honors his own father. Ling (Gedde Watanabe), Yao (Harvey Fierstein), and Chien-Po (Jerry Tondo) are hilarious, but also essential to help save China from the enemy. Shan-Yu works perfectly as an intimidating presence, even though his motivations follow the generic villain formula.
Now, prepare yourselves because my only issue with the film might be a hot take. I’m sure that as a kid, I loved Mushu and all of his jokes. He also has a compelling storyline in the same way as other characters. However, watching the film now, I can only hear Eddie Murphy perform a few jokes like a standup routine. When I listen to Mushu, I don’t think “oh, that’s Mushu”. I think “that’s Eddie Murphy”. It’s a remarkably somber, dark movie to match Disney’s trademark humor, so the tone’s balance must be perfect for it to work. Mushu might bring the necessary levity with a lighthearted joke here and there, but overall, he’s the main reason why sometimes the film loses track of when to take things seriously and when to be funny.
All in all, Mulan is one of the most culturally significant animated classics that Disney possesses. Even after two decades, its story inspires every single person who sets eyes in this magnificent piece of cinema. Its emotionally compelling narrative is packed with epic action sequences elevated by a memorable score, which also helps develop characters and carry the story forward. The eponymous character’s arc still resonates with many people today: a journey of proving one’s self-worth, family, and breaking stereotypes. With a terrific voice cast, almost every character holds a captivating storyline with their own clear motivations. Visually, it has a cinematic feel that no other Disney animated flick owns. Tonally, the balance could be better. The tragic, somber, dark war is present throughout the whole runtime, and while some levity and humor are definitely welcome, some jokes stand out as unnecessary, and Eddie Murphy’s Mushu is way too silly during certain moments. Having in mind the target audience, one can’t complain too much. It’s a little nitpick in an otherwise phenomenal movie, one that I recommend to every reader so that you can all be inspired by it like so many people all around the world.
‘Mulan’ is good Disney.
There’s a lot to enjoy about this film, it’s not without a few less entertaining parts but overall it’s one that many will like. The plot is pretty fascinating, even if it isn’t as dark or in-depth as it could be.
Ming-Na Wen gives a more than acceptable performance in the lead role. Eddie Murphy, though, is definitely the most memorable voice from this. I don’t love his character, who is a bit too cartoon-y and looks out of place, but Murphy is simply funny, in what certainly feels like a precursor to his role in the ‘Shrek’ franchise. None of the other cast standout, yet still give what’s required.
Animation-wise it’s nice, while a few of the songs are catchy. I don’t, as already alluded to with Murphy’s Mushu, overly rate the character design. Aside from the aforementioned, I also don’t like how Shan Yu (Miguel Ferrer) looks – he, at least to me, just looks angry all the time rather than terrifying or threatening.
I do class this as a film worth watching for sure, the pacing helps keep things enjoyable.
Another great Disney
I can’t think of a single animated feature film done by Disney that I don’t like. For some reason they never bore me and they never feel the same. The classics like ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella’ are great but I think I like the newer ones (‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘The Lion King’) even more. ‘Mulan’ definitely belongs to the best ones.
Mulan is a girl who doesn’t do much right. For the honor of her family she joins the army instead of her father. She takes his gear and runs off. She pretends to be a man and does the training to go to war against the Huns who invaded China.
With some nice new songs, great music by Jerry Goldsmith and beautiful animations this is a real Disney. A little dragon called Mushu is helping her on the way. He is send by the ancestors. The voice of Mushu is from Eddie Murphy and he does a very great job. With a quick and good story and a lot of funny moments this is a great movie.
Definitely a Disney classic!
I love this movie, and so does my sister. I loved the fact, they based it in China, and they got the cultural aspects of Chinese life right. Bravo, Disney! The animation, especially during the avalanche scene, was spotless(loved that epic shot of the bird flying over the huns), and the music, especially in the attack of the huns/avalanche scene and the part where everyone bows down to Mulan towards the end(a real tear-jerker as was the “greatest honour is having you for a daughter” part) by Jerry Goldsmith was lovely too, Shan-Yu’s theme was also haunting. The songs are better than they’re given credit for, the best being “Reflection”, “I’ll Make a Man out of You” and the one in the end credits. I strongly recommend Vanessa Mae’s rendition of “Reflection”, which is extraordinary. The singing voices, from the likes of Lea Salonga and Donny Osmond, did match the voice actors, unlike Quest for Camelot. The characters are also very memorable; Ming Na’s feisty Mulan(one of Disney’s greatest female characters), George Takei’s brooding ancestor, Eddie Murphy’s hilarious Mushu- who bags most of the film’s best lines-, BD Wong’s handsome Shang, Miguel Ferrer’s mysterious and often frightening Shan Yu(who actually is an effective and underrated villain despite having an all-too-easy and lame death scene) and of course Pat Morita’s wise Emperor. Some aspects of the well-told story might fly over children’s heads, but this is enthralling entertainment, that deserves a much higher rating. 9/10 Bethany Cox
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Writer Robert D. San Souci, Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders
Actors Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong
Country United States, China
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 17 wins & 21 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS (Digital DTS Sound), Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Atmos (Digital), Dolby Atmos (Ultra HD Blu-ray)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (original and intended ratio)
Laboratory Technicolor Creative Services, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital color timing), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up), 35 mm