Mulan

Mulan

DVD - 2020
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To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Disney, [2020]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD MUL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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JCLHeatherM Jan 11, 2021

Colorful and full of action, the snippets of music from the original film made me nostalgic for the 1998 film. The beginning and ending (seeing Mulan with her family) were my favorite parts of the film and while there is great promise in telling Mulan's story of being true to herself and finding her 'chi' the movie doesn't deliver, spending too much time on action scenes.

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Eagle_dancer
Jan 11, 2021

A very good film The cast was excellent. The story is timeless. Bloody war scenes, lots of violence. Still, good!

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kkscott
Jan 02, 2021

This was a good fictional film worthy of all the stars available. However, a relationship is not effortless until its understood why together is difficult in different locations.

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SupermanE1985
Dec 27, 2020

They made Mulan into a boring super hero movie. There is no character development, no real drama, and worst of all no joy. This was probably the worst yet of all the remakes.

ArapahoeSarah Dec 13, 2020

I appreciate the new perspective in this version of Mulan, but it is missing many important elements that made the animated version so captivating and endearing.

I was so looking forward to watching this movie of Mulan in theahers but the covid 19 happened and well you guys all know it was canceld it was not going to be in theathers anymore too bad but those who went to theathers for the other movies that were in before the pandme came there use to be a Mulan big carborad of her with her name and i did a picture of it well my brother did it for me when i saw standing by it so it is never gonna be in theahers anymore well thought they will bring irt back buut no only on Disney plus i don't have it but i have a simalor a to dsiney plaus its not netflix its something diffrent and i had a barbie doll of her but she wears a green dress witch she has in the cartoon i have barrowed the old one on dvd from you collectionyou had in 2009 and the 2 movie collection of it i really like the origial movie i hope this one will be good

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 02, 2020

The 2020 live-action Mulan is a remake of the animated film from 1998, with a larger focus on the true folklore of "The Ballad of Mulan". Though I applaud Disney for wanting a more historically accurate movie, my praise for the film ends there. This movie may share the same name as the 1998 version, but what this adaptation lacks is heart or any real emotion. The entirety of the film is very somber in atmosphere, which contributes in making the movie seem much longer in running time. In the animated, many important emotional moments were represented visually on screen, while in the live action much of it is explained and loses its impact on the audience. Mulan as a stand alone character is very bland, having no big character progression or growth due to the introduction of ch'i making it so she was strong from the beginning. She doesn't have any struggles or real character arc. Not to forget the action scenes were also overly stunted and easily took me out of the experience. Overall, Mulan is a war movie with no gore, made only bearable due to the Disney name attached to it. 1 Star @Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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pomona13_
Nov 25, 2020

I can see this movie is far more polarizing than I would have expected.

Personally, I was blown away by this movie and thought it was magnificent. The acting was wonderful, the message was powerful although it is possible some of the terminology is inaccurate and the cinematography and action choreography was brilliant!

I would rate this movie at least 4 out of 5 stars, without question.

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TLPS
Nov 19, 2020

The weakest Disney 'toon to be given the live action treatment is, ironically, one of the best. Niki ("Whale Rider") Caro's $200-million mega-production features an all-star Asian cast that includes such stalwarts as Gong Li (who gives the film's best performance), Jet Li, Donnie Yen and Jason Scott Lee, and everyone is terrific. Of all the movies re-routed to streamers in the Covid era, this probably suffers the most from being viewed on a small screen. Caro has made a film so visually dazzling and with such an epic sweep/feel that only IMAX could have done it justice. But it's so entertaining and well-made that it deserves to be seen in any format.

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jimg2000
Nov 18, 2020

A big budget film about the ancient (4th to 6th century AD) fictional folk heroine of Chinese history. Enjoyed the excellent set design, film locations and stylish martial arts. The addition of the controversial supernatural force of feminist Chi (Qi) and the timeless moral elements (Loyal, Brave, and True) are also good, though could use more panache and better special effects. Curious that the actors are all internationally well known ethnically Chinese stars (Jet Li is unrecognizable with all the makeup), all seem to speak English without discernible accent, while the director, producers and writers are all white people.

Note: Pay special attention to the beginning of the film about Chi that is pivotal to this version of Hau Mulan's legend.

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jimg2000
Nov 18, 2020

The premise, at the beginning of the film when Mulan is a very young girl:

There have been many tales of the great warrior, Mulan. But, ancestors, this one is mine. A young shoot, all green... unaware of the blade. If you had such a daughter... her chi, the boundless energy of life itself... speaking through her every motion... could you tell her that only a son could wield chi? That a daughter would risk shame, dishonor, exile? Ancestors, I could not.

有很多關於偉大戰士木蘭的故事 但是 祖先們 這是我的故事 這就是她 一頭初生之犢 不畏虎 如果你有這樣的女兒 她的氣 無限量的生命能量 通過她每一個動作表達出來 你能告訴她說 只有兒子可以運用氣嗎? 說女兒可能會遭受羞辱、 蒙羞 或流放的風險嗎? 祖先們 我說不出口

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