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ranger_scout 07-07-2019 10:17 AM

Here is the first teaser. The film looks stunning and action-packed.


newfan 07-07-2019 10:40 AM

Just quickly browsing the thread, is Mushu in this or not? Looked liked he was then might not be.
Anyway, preview looks ok.

TigerClaw 07-07-2019 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by newfan (Post 1811397)
Just quickly browsing the thread, is Mushu in this or not? Looked liked he was then might not be.
Anyway, preview looks ok.

Word has it that Mushu got replaced by a Phoenix for this adaption.

Shark_Blade 07-07-2019 08:47 PM

I got chills watching the teaser trailer.

Also, it’s understandable why Mushu, Li Shang and other things won’t be in this remake.

https://twitter.com/imwonwoo1796/sta...394914304?s=21
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Why are people mad when Disney is actually doing a more curtural appropriate to Mulan? Yall probably don't know the Chinese criticized the cartoon so it flopped there because of how ridiculous it was and practically mocking their culture but yall still want a talking dragon? 🙄

It just shows how yall like to scream cultural appropriation when it fits but when Disney is actually doing the right thing yall mad cuz it didn't fit your western version of Mulan? people in China are actually upset for their Legend being american movie with chinese decoration.

in China they hate mushu, they hate how the emperor bow to mulan because it's just ridiculous and not respecting their culture. They didn't like the love interest because it was never in the orginal legend, they hate the songs (except reflection), the jokes, eveything.

If Disney still followed their cartoon verion of Mulan that's basically nail to the coffin considering rumors this movie has a budget of $300M. But I guess we don't care how China would feel as long as the western audience is satisfied right? 🙃

Good news! the Chinese citizens are actually looking forward to #Mulan when they saw the trailer. Most reception on Weibo (biggest sns platform in China) has positive reviews, there are still some problems but it's only a minor so I really hope Disney got it right this time.

https://twitter.com/iamcindychu/stat...435234304?s=21
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Hua Mulan’s story dates to as early as 386 AD frm a folk song & later a transcription in the 6th century. Disney’s live action film is attempting to honor the OG version for Western & Eastern (China) audiences. There is no Mushu or Li Shang in the original so please, shut up!

ZariusTwo 07-08-2019 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Shark_Blade (Post 1811435)

Stay classy.:roll:

These replies made my morning:

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Disney SHOULD be trying to honor the original film that many people came up with. Mushu and Li Shang are in the movie that even made the story popular. So maybe ya shouldnt be telling people to shut up. Dunno, not very open minded.
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There is no Mushi or Li Shang in the original because the original is boring

DarkFell 07-08-2019 01:52 AM

Disney had a knack for 'dressing up' the animated movies than what was described in the original versions of the very stories & legends that... had other variations told as well.

Some of the original stories were rather dark. Supposedly Ariel from The Little Mermaid committed suicide. Each of the stepsisters in Cinderella, had their foot bones broken and toes severed, just so they could wear the glass slipper.

If there are people that would prefer the original tales, that's great. But slamming a movie for a talking dragon, a love interest, and for the defeat of a Hun invasion, is rather silly.

Sage Ninja 07-08-2019 01:59 PM

Ooh! I really like this trailer. Interest tentatively renewed. Based on what is shown I think that this new Mulan movie is going for the more poem accurate depiction of Mulan being good at martial arts before she even goes to take her father's place in the army and is already proficient in that area. In the original poem Mulan was proficient in both traditional womanly arts as well as martial arts and liked them both. She didn't have disdain for either, and fought in the war because she saw it as her duty to her country and her family. So I am a little worried that she seems upset that she is going to get married. But I love how when the match maker is talking about the qualities that make a good wife: quite, composed, graceful, disciplined, are juxtaposed that those qualities are what makes a good warrior. That's how you show off theme in a trailer. I hope that there is some exquisite martial arts in this that rival Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon movie. Depending on how they handle this I might be able to overlook the exclusion of Shang (even though I still irked by it).

IndigoErth 07-08-2019 03:11 PM

Mushu I can live without, but no Shang? Aw, come on. :tconfuse:

I mean, they don't have to end up together :trazz:; maybe just make him a supporting character. (Though Mulan was always that awesome rare one where she wins the guy, instead of visa versa. That was always kinda nice.)

Out of all these live action remakes though that haven't really been catching my interest all that much (heck not even Lion King...), Mulan is probably the one I've been a bit curious about. Maybe its story is just more suited to impress in live action, and perhaps has the potential to be a more down to earth "Wonder Woman," to so speak; a movie with an ass kicking girl.

ranger_scout 07-08-2019 04:25 PM

One of the directors of the original film is excited about seeing this movie.

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Originally Posted by Tony Bancroft
Having worked on the original, I am pleased to see this re-vision of Mulan is original yet respectfully reminicient. I’m a fan

Original Mulan Director Excited to See Disney's Remake

Ming-Na Wen also shared her thoughts on the teaser.

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Originally Posted by Ming-Na Wen
EPIC!!! Excited to see this #Mulan. Love seeing my friends @rosalindchao & @tzima8 as her parents. #YifeiLiu looks amazing as the warrior! 👍👏😘

Original Mulan Star Ming-Na Wen Comments on Disney's Live-Action Trailer

Mr Salk 07-08-2019 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Jephael (Post 1438800)
Call me when they do a live-action remake of Aladdin.


RINGRING

Hello? Is Jephael home?

MsMarvelDuckie 07-08-2019 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Salk (Post 1811521)
RINGRING

Hello? Is Jephael home?


Um, that post was from 2015. He's no longer even here.

Voltron 07-08-2019 08:03 PM

Oh, man. I'm going to miss Shang.

ranger_scout 07-09-2019 10:52 AM

The teaser was seen over 175 million times in its first 24 hours, including 52 million views from China.

https://deadline.com/2019/07/mulan-t...ey-1202643480/

Andrew NDB 07-09-2019 11:00 AM

I like this as a template for the live action Disney stuff. Scrap out the song and dance stuff, scrap out the goofier elements, and try and make it "realistic" while still more or less hitting the same story beats as the animated version. That kind of justifies the live action versions better to me.

Shark_Blade 07-09-2019 05:58 PM

I wonder if the naked bathing at the river scene is still in the movie. :tlol:

“I AM YAO, KING OF THE ROCK”

Sage Ninja 07-10-2019 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1811640)
I like this as a template for the live action Disney stuff. Scrap out the song and dance stuff, scrap out the goofier elements, and try and make it "realistic" while still more or less hitting the same story beats as the animated version. That kind of justifies the live action versions better to me.

Me too. :D

Papenbrook 07-11-2019 10:03 AM

I'm glad that Disney is faithfully following the source material. They need to be as culturally accurate as possible, and they need to avoid offending/upsetting it's intended audience. ( In other words, it should pay tribute/respect to the culture/history of China. )

May this film be a lesson to future studios; I hope it is successful in its endeavors.

.... and, it looks like I may have spoken too soon ....

Egon1982 07-11-2019 12:53 PM

So this is less a remake of the Disney film and more based on the actual legend?

ranger_scout 07-12-2019 09:45 AM

Just in case on one had already seen it, here is the first poster.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-4qvoCU0AUsNqD.jpg

https://twitter.com/DisneysMulan/sta...02024270241792

Andrew NDB 07-12-2019 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Egon1982 (Post 1811939)
So this is less a remake of the Disney film and more based on the actual legend?

Yes, but I think less because they actually wanted to do that and more that because doing Mulan the way the animated movie did now might invite a whole lot of cultural backlash from SJWs. Still, I'm interested in what they come up with.


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