Mulan sticks out in my mind for this reason. Knowing that he would never survive the rigours of war in his state, she decides to disguise herself and join in his place. Keep in mind it's nothing extraordinary and you can skip this film with a clear conscience, but if you happen to get to watching it for whatever reason you'll probably find the film entertaining and definitely watchable. This retelling of the old Chinese folktale is about the story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Also the songs just like every other Disney sequel aren't impressive at all.
Like so many other recent animated Disney features, this is yet another gem in the treasure chest of Walt Disney Studios. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. Another thing is Shang's lack of personality about halfway through and how Mushu became so incredibly selfish that his character seemed out of place. He is send by the ancestors. Following the Disney tradition, there is a strong female character, this time taking lead.
But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. She also speaks her mind, even in a culture that does not allow such a thing. While Victoria waits on the other side, there's a rich newcomer that may take Victor's place. He is portrayed as a man, and as a man that could have truly existed, performing vicious acts that men do. The originals work fine on their own. Overall, a wonderful movie to the Disney list. I didn't think the music was Disney-calibre.
And the animation is, by now, expected to be great, and Mulan certainly lives up to the great Disney tradition. There are the over the top bad guys, and of course, the comic relief. Having not seen the first Mulan this was difficult to get started with because it's clear that the characters have a history that you're not aware of if you haven't seen the first movie. Don't let your children or anyone see this for risk of tainting the memory of the original and very good film. If it were night, I would have. Description This retelling of the old Chinese folktale is about the story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. The voice acting is very terrific and did their best with the material they've been given and the animation, while below the original's standards, is obviously quite good and is the best animation I've seen in a Disney direct-to-video sequel this far.
Have very low expectations, forget the original movie, and you might be able to not hate it. This was like a big joke compared to the first one. Disney animation has done it again. The main message of being selfish with disregard to the well being of others is also troubling. In this sequel, they are now being one-dimensional characters repeating the same characteristic over and over again.
The plot makes sense, characters are developed, the songs are decent, the pacing works, and most importantly most of the voice cast returns so everything feels right. When Mulan saves the entire fighting forces, what she managed to hide up to that point is discovered: She is a girl masquerading as a man. Yes, these sequels go direct-to-video because we all know that they're going to be pretty bad, but parents are always looking for cheap ways to entertain their children telling folk tales doesn't work anymore since no one knows them--another topic that's ripe for academic study, if it hasn't already been pursued and so Disney somehow manages, by keeping their costs low and targeting their niche market, to keep churning out endless sequels of their hit films. I can't think of a single animated feature film done by Disney that I don't like. .
Mushu, meanwhile, is taking full advantage of his status as a hero, much to the disgust of Mulan's Ancestors, who must attend to his every whim. Synopsis Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. This was a way of telling a story, as any movie is. The story is pointless and takes a cheap way out of every remotely deep question. According to Chinese legend, Mulan, the only child of an aging soldier, disguised herself as a male to take her sickly father's place fighting evil invaders.
The story entreats us with a theme of following your heart, which the princesses find is to be like ordinary girls, and not lose their lives even if to save the kingdom. Though they were mainly comic relief almost like a 3 stooges set, they remained loyal to Mulan and trusted her fully, even after she was discovered. Even those movies that come close to historical accuracy are flawed in many ways. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. If you haven't seen it, then do so, you won't regret it. People who come from non-Western cultures where arranged marriages are still quite acceptable may find the movie's very blatant anti-arranged marriage message offensive it didn't really bother me but I thought of it and - most problematic to me - was the value system the movie promoted.
The characters were annoying, and the songs just passed you by. It was fun while the movie was on, but within an hour I don't think I would have remembered any of the songs or even been able to hum any of the tunes. Legend or history, this is a fine example of telling a story centering around a girl, rather than the countless tales celebrating boys as heroes. I just watched it again and thought it was great this time! Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. Overall this movie is just a mess. In this sequel, Mulan's personality is to now be a staunch feminist as she and Shang try to love each other. The best thing about this movie though is it's beauty.