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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. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

 

 

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I don't know if I care enough about this to look forward to it, but it did spark the conversation in my house about which remake we would like next. I opted for Hercules as I feel with great CGI and the song set, it could be wonderful. 

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4 minutes ago, CastlevaniaNut18 said:

I don't believe he'll be in this. 

So it’s just gonna be a live action Chinese dams epic. Eh. Crouching Tiger Hidden Drag. 

 

I may may watch it, but nothing in that makes me feel it will anywhere near the heart and magic of the original. 

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1 hour ago, Spawn_of_Apathy said:

No Mushu?

 

Nope, no Mushu, and from what I understand much of the original story has been gutted, including the music, which considering how hum drum most of these remakes have been is probably a good thing.

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1 hour ago, Ghost_MH said:

This movie is going to make so much money.

Without a doubt.

 

Heck, I could see Beijing promoting the film as official state policy.

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A (big) part of me is sad that there will be no songs, as Mulan has some classics. At the same time, I feel like this movie has the best potential to be a vehicle for serious commentary on female empowerment, especially in terms of breaking through in China. For that reason I look forward to seeing it!

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2 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

A (big) part of me is sad that there will be no songs, as Mulan has some classics. At the same time, I feel like this movie has the best potential to be a vehicle for serious commentary on female empowerment, especially in terms of breaking through in China. For that reason I look forward to seeing it!

 

Personally I hope they aren't making the focus female empowerment. Don't get me wrong, the story is about female empowerment, as well as the message that one person can make a difference, but I loathe when the focus is on the message. People aren't stupid. Just make a damn entertaining movie and people will get the message without it being force fed. 

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The film will be about the superiority of the Han culture over that of the barbarians (everyone who is not Han).

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2 minutes ago, EternallDarkness said:

See the source image

 

Impressive posting fail.

 

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39 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

Impressive posting fail.

 

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That actually is impressive. I have no idea how that was done.

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I've never seen the original so I could be down for this as I give no fucks a bout Eddie Murphy MooShoo.

 

Also well done by ED.

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21 minutes ago, Keyser_Soze said:

I've never seen the original so I could be down for this as I give no fucks a bout Eddie Murphy MooShoo.

 

 

The name is Mushu….Mushu….not MooShoo….do I look like a damn pork dish to you? 

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20 minutes ago, EternallDarkness said:

 

The name is Mushu….Mushu….not MooShoo….do I look like a damn pork dish to you? 

 

 

I don't get it.

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I actually think that looks pretty great. I haven't really liked these remakes, and I'd argue that even a good one is questionably worthwhile, but I think that's a really excellent trailer.

 

I agree it's going to make a ton of money.

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I'm surprised no race or gender swaps for this one... (JK)

 

Honestly I love that they are going in a different direction than the cartoon.  I would probably like most of these remakes more if they did different stuff like this.  I don't really need to see shot for shot remakes in semi live action.  

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19 hours ago, EternallDarkness said:

 

Personally I hope they aren't making the focus female empowerment. Don't get me wrong, the story is about female empowerment, as well as the message that one person can make a difference, but I loathe when the focus is on the message. People aren't stupid. Just make a damn entertaining movie and people will get the message without it being force fed. 

 

While I generally agree that I hate messages beaten over my head (rather than woven naturally into the film's thematic subtext and narrative), you are wrong about one thing: people are very, very stupid, generally speaking. Not sure where you got the idea that on average they aren't. 

 

People still think that depiction is endorsement in films like S. Craig Zahler's Brawl on Cell Block 99 and Dragged Across Concrete. It's ridiculous, but hence all the more reason people need to have things be super clear for them. 

 

Also, let's take a moment to notice that the film is directed by a female director, Niki Caro, who has a great track record (Whale Rider, North Country, McFarland USA, and The Zookeeper's Wife). Always good to see a female director be given the reigns of a Hollywood blockbuster film, one especially starring a woman (getting a Chinese or Chinese American female director would have been even better). And she's a good director to boot.

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This looks like what I originally thought they were gonna do with these remakes. I live action revisioning of the story. As opposed to a sometimes really awkward live action shot for shot remake. Really excited for this. 

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11 hours ago, Mercury33 said:

This looks like what I originally thought they were gonna do with these remakes. I live action revisioning of the story. As opposed to a sometimes really awkward live action shot for shot remake. Really excited for this. 

Maybe that's what attracted me to this trailer more than the others. I would much rather have another take on these stories than a complete re-telling, which is what they've mostly been so far.

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On 7/8/2019 at 11:50 AM, Greatoneshere said:

 

While I generally agree that I hate messages beaten over my head (rather than woven naturally into the film's thematic subtext and narrative), you are wrong about one thing: people are very, very stupid, generally speaking. Not sure where you got the idea that on average they aren't. 

 

At minimum I would say people are disinterested in thinking about the difference between text and subtext in the themes presented in a story. They don’t even care to look for them themselves or at them when others bring them up. I notice this even from people who like good and thought provoking movies, which I friend incredibly bizarre! Why not just watch popcorn munchers if you don’t actually have interest in complex narratives?

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3 minutes ago, sblfilms said:

 

At minimum I would say people are disinterested in thinking about the difference between text and subtext in the themes presented in a story. They don’t even care to look for them themselves or at them when others bring them up. I notice this even from people who like good and thought provoking movies, which I friend incredibly bizarre! Why not just watch popcorn munchers if you don’t actually have interest in complex narratives?

 

Yes, I have felt the same for years about people in terms of what you speak of and so I agree 100%. 

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On 7/7/2019 at 5:16 PM, SFLUFAN said:

The film will be about the superiority of the Han culture over that of the barbarians (everyone who is not Han).

Reading this in context of the BS I've been reading about China lately kills my hype levels a bit.

 

 

 

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