By Robert Gibson Telegraph Local – See My Blog
The treatment of woman in today’s society has evolved into a strong liberal society and is only getting better. What more can you ask for in the fight for women’s rights, than bringing ‘Mulan’ from the cartoon into real life drama. And for even more affect, the overall tone of the plot feels as serious as life or death.
This movie means more to a lot of people than the cry for ethics. As a cartoon, a lot of characters and settings create an abstract fairy tale of what’s being represented. This movie can play as a reminder for all the Disney viewers of the 1999 Mulan, that places like this actually exist in real life.
This movie was based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The historic setting of Hua Mulan is in the Northern Wei (386–536). Back then, very real dynasty and very real customs.
Mulan is played by Crystal Liu. She was announced for the lead role in November, after a search through five continents and over 1,000 candidates according to USA today.
This film is expected to release March 27th and is directed by Niki Caro.
Cnet summarizes the movie as a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a man to fight in the army in her father’s place. The remake also stars Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jet Li as The Emperor and Jason Scott Lee as Bori Khan.
Disney’s trailer, which released in July, depicts Mulan being told she must be a “good wife,” who is “quiet, controlled, graceful, and disciplined.”
Yea right, is how modern would respond to that type of cultural prejudice. Nevertheless, Disney creates an opportunity for their audience to be educated on history and empathetic as humans.
Here’s a trailer uploaded by Walt Disney on YouTube (2.6M views):