Early Mulan Reactions Praise a Stunning Live-Action Remake

Everything we’ve seen from Mulan, via trailers and featurettes up to this point, has been ravishing. Director Niki Caro’s upcoming live-action remake of Mulan revisits this warrior’s tale with the kind of sweeping, epic grandeur the story deserves. Yet like any live-action remake, Mulan had the difficult task of living up to its animated predecessor and striking new ground. Now we know that Caro’s Mulan doesn’t just look good, but the early reactions hail what might be Disney’s best live-action remake yet. If you weren’t excited for this film before, or, if you weren’t a devotee of the animated original, now you have ample reason to check it out.

The story is centered on a young woman (Yifei Liu) who disguises herself in order to take her father’s place in the upcoming war with China. Joining Liu as Mulan are Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jet Li as the Emperor, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan, Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; and Gong Li as Xianniang.

Caro’s film comes from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Elizabeth Martin, and Lauren Hynek, based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

Here’s a brief round-up of the early reactions surfacing online. Mulan hits theaters on March 27, 2020.

Featured image: Disney’s MULAN..Mulan (Yifei Liu). Photo: Jasin Boland. © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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