Disney fairy tales where feminist narratives collapsed

Dayne 2022-04-23 07:01:59

Thunder for everyone. I looked at the ratings yesterday, and thought that the ratings of domestic and foreign audiences were so low, somewhat because Liu Yifei was politically unflattering recently. After all, the live-action versions of the previous Disney animated films are still passable. After reading it, I found that this film is really at the level of a Disney Chanel TV movie. No wonder it went directly to the streaming media.

In fact, in the first hour, except for a few forced jokes, it was a little embarrassing, but it still revealed director Niki Caro's ability to grasp the perspective of women: Mulan in the village did not meet the requirements of the patriarchal society for women, and when she entered the military camp, she found that she could not fit in either. The pretended male role - to a certain extent reflects the status dilemma of modern professional women in the male-dominated business society: on the one hand, they are unwilling to be only good wives and mothers who care for their husbands and children, and on the other hand, they must endure in the workplace. Overt or covert discrimination against women.

Modern women refuse to be a pure tool of population reproduction "women", and they cannot become a complete tool of material reproduction "men". Ironically, they are also required to undertake the functions of population and material reproduction at the same time.

But since Mulan took off her armor, the only thing that could stand still began to crumble. Originally did not accept Mulan's army, but just because she was loyal and brave can make a group of big men shout "I believe in Mulan!" in unison, and directly let her lead the army to fight? The reason this film is a fairy tale is not because of witches and magic, but because a woman can be accepted by the patriarchal society and recognized for her talent (or so-called "qi") by showing her true self.

I think Niki Caro, as a female director who has made a lot of feminist films, should have heard a lot of things like "This film can properly show the social dilemma faced by modern women, thanks to the director's female identity." comments like that. The subtext is that your film is good not because of your ability and talent, but because you are a woman. In the end, you told the girls in the movie that as long as you are true to yourself, all identity conflicts will be solved, what a moving fairy tale!

In fact, Gong Li's role is another Mulan, who can neither be a traditional woman nor a warrior in the eyes of men. She can only stray outside of society and become a feared wizard. So it's not incomprehensible why she defended Mulan from arrows, but because the identity conflict in the second half was resolved too quickly, which made me even more shocked than Gong Li to see Mulan leading the army to save the emperor. It was so embarrassing that she looked awkward at the end.

One star is for the beautiful pictures taken by photography, and one star is for the thoughts that the first half brought me. In addition, the ending song Loyal Brave True is not bad.

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Extended Reading
  • Kira 2022-03-25 09:01:08

    It's boring, and the plot is a little silly. .

  • Flo 2022-03-26 09:01:05

    From this point of view, it is good that Chinese stories can be filmed by Disney, but the film is indeed not good or bad. Since so many Chinese-speaking actors have been invited to shoot Chinese themes, it is necessary to pay more attention to Chinese culture and the market. Investigating, rather than making a film about China in the old times, some things in the film give me the feeling that my understanding of China is still in the 1970s and 1980s. Originally, Mulan joined the army on behalf of her father was a moving and inspirational story. The inspiration is the story itself. This is a very good reflection, but it is disappointing that even the moving is not filmed. The whole film is long and boring. There are a few scenes that I feel like watching Game of Thrones. I can only say that this challenge is also a failure. challenge

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!