The growth of Chinese heroines does not depend on "qi", thank you.

Josefina 2022-04-22 07:01:22

In this eventful autumn, the cross-cultural film that was forced to provoke a show of love, Samsung love points.

Disney probably simply wanted to tell a princess story, with scribbled characters, plot logic, and historical background. Among them, the pitfalls are, for example, why the roads in the capital are empty when the army is sent to the border? Why are there only ten Rouran people who attacked the city at the beginning, and our army is still shocked? My great country was photographed with a sense of sight of no more than 1,000 people in the whole country; from witches to generals, everyone’s transformation was inexplicable; Hua Mulan’s father prayed, and after praying to the ancestors, he actually worshipped the phoenix (which Chinese Will you worship the phoenix??) Why did the palace of the decisive battle suddenly turn into the ruins of the construction site? Can't get to the bottom of it.

The core story line is also fragmented, and the biggest flaw (laughter) is the so-called "qi" that runs from the beginning to the end. This concept itself comes from the Western imagination of China's symbolization, and it completely messes up the logic of the heroine's growth line.

Mulan in this movie is a Disney princess born with divine power. The way for her to gain power is to "do not disguise, be yourself" and be able to be one hundred percent. It's an infallible feminist narrative, just like Jasmine in Aladdin. In classical Chinese stories, people sing praises to Hua Mulan because of her sense of responsibility for the country and her country, not losing the courage and strength of men, but it has nothing to do with the "awakening of self-consciousness" and the so-called "truth" concept.

(I suspect that the entire Chinese traditional cultural system has never emphasized the meaning of "self" and "individual". Even the so-called backbone and loftiness are relative to society.)

If it is necessary to emphasize the inner power of women, the logic of this story should not be "kill Hua Jun and become Hua Mulan", but should be "Hua Jun is Hua Mulan's hidden self: become Hua Jun in order to protect her family. The ordinary girl Hua Mulan has discovered her true power."

The final decisive battle revealed the poor imagination of Westerners for the concept of "hero". Mulan became a personal hero who turned the tide and saved the whole country alone. Khan waited for Mulan to climb the scaffolding to kill ten emperors, and he was handsomely catching an arrow at the beginning, and finally died of not catching Mulan's arrow?

When depicting Chinese values ​​in the film, the main creator's incompetence is revealed everywhere. From the general emperor to the commoners, there is only one "dishonor" and one "disgraceful". Languages ​​couldn't even find a suitable translation for the word. Facing Gong Li's temptation, Mulan could only say "No, because I want to protect the emperor".

This is a powerful declaration of feudal ignorance made by a heroine with a contemporary self-soul. I took it.

The daily part of the military camp is remarkable and beyond expectations. There are a few clips that are obviously animated and quite cute. Among them, a little emotional line is a few parts of the whole film that are logically self-consistent. The soundtrack is suitable for heroines. Liu Yifei is a little sluggish when she doesn't make an expression, and a little sluggish when she makes an expression, but this is offset by her beauty.

(And Liu Yifei also told me in this film that the appearance of a woman is not important. I believe it.)

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Extended Reading
  • Jeffrey 2022-03-27 09:01:06

    May the Force be with you...

  • Raleigh 2022-04-24 07:01:06

    I don't know if many people gave it five stars without watching it, but I was embarrassed to dunk my toes into the Forbidden City without a green screen.

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!