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The Mulan Trailer Is Here!

The full trailer for the March 2020 live action remake of Disney’s Mulan has finally dropped, and I think I might still be willing to check out the movie when it hits theaters. When it was first announced that Mulan was being remade, everyone was thinking, “Here we go.” Then we heard that Shang wouldn’t be in it, or Mushu and that it wouldn’t be a musical, I, personally, was floored.



Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies for the music and singing. Mushu is undoubtedly one of the funniest characters in the movie and has his own journey to go on. He and Mulan’s relationship works because they have to realize that who they are is enough and that they can do great things as themselves.  So a lot of people were not too keen on ever seeing this movie.


Image via Evening Standard 


But when the teaser trailer came out it, honestly piqued my interest. The teaser looked gorgeous and I had a spark of hope even though I was still wary. The full trailer is out and it looks interesting. There’s a shapeshifting witch so…that’s a little weird. Instead of fighting Shan Yu there is another evil army leader, named Bori Khan that will be the main antagonist. Not a bad change so okay. Again, it looks beautifully done but that’s all I can really say about it.

It could be a hallow remake where they try to do things exactly from the cartoon-like The Lion King (2019) or they could add new concepts and ideas but some of which are unneeded or flop for me entirely, i.e Aladdin (2019) and Beauty and The Beast (2017).


All we can do is what until March I guess or until it eventually comes on Disney +.


Image via Vanity Fair

Watch the Mulan (2020) trailer here



Featured Image Via South China Morning Post

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Did You Know Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Is Actually a Literary Adaptation?

If you’re fans of Disney movie, you must know Mulan. If you’re fans of Bookstr, you must know that we’ve followed Disney’s upcoming live-action feature movie Mulan since 2017. But do you know Mulan is actually a very famous piece of feminist Chinese literature?


Before we get into the literary part, let’s have something hot: recently, the first official photo of the live-action Mulan was released. Yife Liu, the famous Chinese actress who plays her, wears a traditional red robe and holds a sword, staring toward the camera. This is a brilliant photo which perfectly embodies the feminist spirit of Mulan in the real Chinese history.




Image via IMDb



The story of Mulan is pretty hot as well. It originally comes from The Ballad of Mulan, a poem written in the dynasty of Northern Wei (around AD 386 to 534). The following is the excerpt of the original text and the English translation.






This is the beginning of the poem, explaining that Mulan is the only child in her family and one day her father gets the military letter calling him back to the battlefields. Concerning her elder dad, Mulan steals the letter and makes herself into the avatar of her father, going to the war.






This is the most salient paragraph in Mulan. After conquering the enemies, Mulan goes back home, taking off her armors and turning back to her female identity. At that moment, all of her comrades are shocked and Mulan indeed becomes the first female-male-solder in the Chinese history.



Good to know right? I’ll keep you, Mulan fans now, in the loop regarding any news of the Disney film!



P.S. To see the full text of The Ballad of Mulan here



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