Li reprised his role in the Mandarin-language dubbing of the movie. "[142], Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "Mulan is a spirit lifter, and though it doesn’t arrive as planned, it could not arrive at a better time", saying "Throughout Mulan, there are shots of such visual splendor that viewers will catch their breath. Premiere : 11/13/1998; This is one of the only dubs of Mulan in which all of the voice cast provide both the speaking and singing voices. received more than 100,000 signatures. [101][103], In September 2020, Cynthia Vinney of CBR wrote that Honghui's interactions with Mulan were "more homoerotic" than Li Shang's in the animated version and likewise "can be read as bisexual". Mulan is reunited with her family. | Gong reprised her role in the Mandarin-language dubbing of the movie. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The other side of it is that more diverse people need to be allowed to tell stories. [3][35] The budget makes Mulan the most expensive film ever directed by a woman.

[100] The reasoning behind the removal was met with social media backlash from fans of the original film and members of the LGBTQ community, who deemed Shang's relationship with Mulan's male alter ego Ping to be bisexual. "[143] Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "Mulan is a heroic muddle, one that elicits both a disappointed sigh and an appreciative nod.

This is pure pastiche, as Caro and her crew shamelessly pilfer from kung fu, Fifth Generation and Hong Kong action movies, incorporating anime and Bollywood touches as well.   |  The movie will reportedly feature instrumental versions of songs from the animated film. [31], Principal photography began on August 13, 2018, at locations in New Zealand and China and wrapped on November 25, 2018. Finance then reported that, according to analytics research firm 7Park Data, nearly 29% of U.S. Disney+ subscribers that accessed the app from September 1 to 12 purchased Mulan, which in the best-case scenario would result in $261 million for Disney.

View production, box office, & company info, Rick Jaffa (screenplay by), [87] On November 20, the Japanese theatrical poster was released online.

[124] [114][115] US Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to Disney CEO Bob Chapek asking, among other things, for clarification on Chinese government involvement in the film.

"[139] Kate Erbland of IndieWire gave the film a "B+", calling it a "remarkable action epic that carves its own path" and wrote, "Mulan is perhaps the best example of how to marry the original with something fresh. […] Despite [Honghui's] attraction, he hardly has the same respect for her that brave and beautiful Li Shang did. [104] Lauren Puckett of Harper's Bazaar wrote "Some fans understood and agreed with the #MeToo argument. Amanda Silver (screenplay by),

The site's critical consensus read, "It could have told its classic story with greater depth, but the live-action Mulan is a visual marvel that serves as a stirring update to its animated predecessor. [96][97][98] In response to the controversy, Liu was not present at the 2019 D23 Expo, which gave fans an exclusive sneak peek of the film.

Special Features. [116] The Human Rights Foundation also sent a letter to Chapek asking Disney to condemn human rights violations and consider donating some of the film's earnings to promote human rights in Xinjiang. [77] Mulan will be available for the purchase until November 2, 2020, before becoming available for all subscribers on December 4. This sparked international controversy, with Liu being accused of supporting police brutality in Hong Kong.

Finance overestimated Mulan's revenue, as their figures were for accounts active during that period and not the total subscriber base, and clarified that 10.3% of all accounts purchased the film, with U.S. revenue estimated to be $62–93 million; Yahoo!

[9], Since several recent Hollywood films were accused of whitewashing, Mulan has been under intense scrutiny since The Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney was making a live-action adaptation of Mulan. It wasn't even close which they enjoyed more.

[101][102] Reed was initially surprised by criticism of Shang's removal, but acknowledged that the character had become a "LGBTQ icon",[103] and clarified that Shang's role would be served by two new characters, Commander Tung and Chen Honghui. [123] However, IndieWire estimated the $261 million figure was unlikely, since Disney would have likely touted it. If you've binged every available episode of the hit Disney Plus series, then we've got three picks to keep you entertained. [99], On February 27, 2020, film producer Jason T. Reed said that Mulan's love interest Captain Li Shang was dropped in response to the Me Too movement. Additionally, the singer confirmed that she would also release a re-recorded version of "Reflection". [43][44] On March 8, a Mandarin-version of the song, titled "自己" ("Zìjǐ"), performed by Yifei Liu was released,[45] while Aguilera's English version was issued later the same year, on August 28. [18], Disney originally sought an Asian director.