"Mulan": The movie content is uglier than the poster

Luciano 2022-04-21 09:02:02

What is uglier than the mainland release poster of "Mulan"?

Maybe it's the content of the movie itself. Before watching it, no one thought that the much-anticipated live-action version of "Mulan" was filmed like this.

Although it bears the name of "Mulan" and is based on ancient Chinese folklore, it is still essentially a movie made by foreigners for foreigners to watch, even if it uses Liu Yifei, Gong Li, Jet Li and other familiar movies to Chinese audiences. Actors, but still can not hide this essence.

Let's talk about the text first. In the current Hollywood, when the #Me too# movement is even a bit overkill, "Mulan" is still putting the female protagonist in a "to prove yourself, to be as good as men/better than men" under the premise.

The limitations of the text itself are inherent, but the director/screenwriter did not take advantage of the strengths and circumvent weaknesses in a timely manner, and abruptly added the use of "qi" to shape the bridge of female consciousness awakening and identity, but it was not handled properly. Very ingenious, but it seems nondescript.

Mulan went from doubting herself to accepting herself; everyone in the army went from questioning Mulan to accepting Mulan in a "too hasty" process. In an instant, Mulan learned the correct way to open "qi", and instantly everyone accepted Mulan's leadership , this kind of treatment may be acceptable in cartoons, but in live-action movies, it will only make the audience feel abrupt and inexplicable.

Obviously, Disney's live-action "Mulan" is a feminist business that follows the trend, but the level of scribbles is really terrible, and the achievement of "loyalty, filial piety" lacks strong motivation to support.

What makes me more puzzling is that the Disney producers said that in order to conform to the expression of the #Me too# era, they deleted the emotional line of Mulan and her boss falling in love.

I don't get it, how can it be inappropriate for a girl of the right age to have an emotionally positive interaction with a guy? Can it be inappropriate to express the plot of this movie inappropriately? Let's talk about the three core words in the film: loyalty, courage, and truth.

The level of ugliness printed on the sword is comparable to that of big-name cosmetics printing a single big character and the zodiac on the packaging. We all know that it is doing this to please our Chinese audience, but we can't help but say an ugly word.

It is extremely arrogant to make a Chinese film, but refuse to understand the real Chinese culture. Not to mention the goose-yellow makeup and the Fujian Tulou are not beautiful, and they are not helpful to the storytelling. It is said that the palace people are casually strolling in front of the palace and walking in the center. Anyone who has watched two costume dramas will not commit such a crime. mistake.

Under such a major premise, Liu Yifei's performance has no room for discussion, is not worthy of bragging about his acting skills, and has nothing to hold back his performance, because the film itself is ugly enough, and it has little to do with Liu Tianxian. Others acted just as well.

The highly anticipated Jet Li and Donnie Yen have almost no room for expression. These two Chinese symbols on the spiritual level have completely turned into symbols on the tool level. There are no symbols and no expected action scenes, just enough.

Gong Li's role is a little interesting, but unfortunately, it looks like a bird, and it is really a bird in the sense. From the roles of these three people, it is not difficult to see how perfunctory "Mulan" is.

From the much anticipation to the plummeting word of mouth, "Mulan" really dragged itself from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the mountain with bad content.

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Extended Reading

Mulan quotes

  • Mulan: [from TV spot] My father cannot fight, so I will take his place.

  • Xian Lang: [to Mulan; from trailer] You will die pretending to be something you are not.

    Mulan: Yet here I stand, proof that there is a place for people like us!

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