Disney’s Mulan is now out on Disney Plus, you can pay for premier access to watch it now for $29.99 vs waiting until December and watching it for free.
Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan.” In which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders. Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father.
Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
We were able watch Mulan, and we went into it with some speculation as we are huge fan of the animation. However I have to say we were quite surprised by how much we loved the live version!
Mulan stays true in some aspects to the animation version in that the overall story is the same there are only a few changes that were not in the original. We get to see to see Mulan leave to train to become a soldier, we see her have to struggle to earn her place and hide her identity from those around. These are all true to the animation.
In the live version we see Mulan leave her family however instead of Mushu being by her side, we see that she is protected by the Phoenix. We also see a couple new characters in the movie including a witch, who in the end helps Mulan. While there is no singing in the live version, we do see that the soundtrack is based off of the movies in the animation.
Also Mulan in the animation was of course more independent, however in the live version her character is more of a fighter. The film is action packed pretty much from start to finish, so get ready for a lot of martial arts!
Mulan is a family friendly movie even though its action packed, it is not gory. There are good teaching moments throughout the film including family as being number one, and honesty. My five and eight year old watched it and they loved it.
Overall if you have not seen it I recommend it 100 percent.
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