"Mulan" and "Wonder Woman"

Christa 2022-04-22 07:01:22

For some movies, the expectations for it are not too high. After watching it, it is even more disappointing than expected. Yes, it is Disney's live-action movie "Mulan" (MuLan, 2020).

Liu Yifei's "expedition" reminds me of Gal Gadot, the star of "Wonder Woman". They are all "exotic" princesses who stood out from thousands of auditioners. among;

But the difference is that "Wonder Woman" is a purely American heroic comic, "Mulan" is an "exotic", its culture and image originate from ancient China, and its content expression is a kind of postmodernism In this sense, "Mulan" should be more global than "Wonder Woman", but unfortunately, this film is like Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall", once again let us see China and the West The incompatible side of culture: the story of "joining the army for the father" eventually became an annotation for "independent women's growth"; the inexplicable "witch" became the catalyst for "qi" (female consciousness);

Regarding the "restrained emotional drama", you can say that Mulan is the only Disney that does not need a prince, or you can say that she is a victim of global capital. It is neither like Disney in the United States nor in line with the imagination of Orientals - except You can't even find any fresh and moving places for the brand complex (believe me, the most moving place in the whole film is the part of the canyon from disguising as a man to being yourself, and the reason why it Can inspire you a little moved, thanks to the classic Reflection accompaniment).

Of course, with Disney's production, the film will definitely not be bad in terms of industrial production, and some functional scenes even make up for the previous literal imagination, but at the moment, it is foreseeable that the film will not make us feel "proud" after it is released. (After the release, it will not arouse the excitement and support of all Israel like Gal Gadot), and it is difficult to realize Disney's ambition... As a well-known cultural trust, the purpose of its cultural products is nothing more than wanting to stand or kneel, and also Or lie down and make money. Obviously, the movie "Mulan" is by no means a work that can "stand up".

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Extended Reading
  • Nikki 2022-04-24 07:01:06

    Unaccustomed to the soil and water + the actor's performance looks like a haggard

  • Michaela 2022-04-24 07:01:06

    It looks very awkward. The plot design is that Hua Mulan went from being forced to wait in her boudoir to oppress her nature to joining the army on behalf of her father to release her nature to protect her family and defend the country. In the English version, Mulan and anger feel very dramatic, especially after being forced to change into women's clothes, the Japanese geisha's dress is really speechless. The overall plot is very dry, and the foreigner can't get the Chinese story. Liu Yifei is still the same as always. Facial paralysis, it is estimated that The domestic release will be fluttering.

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!