Disney’s live-action Mulan was just ok, there is nothing special about it. It looks beautiful but it didn’t touch the same cords as the animated Mulan. Fans were expecting more of the animated aspects of the original movie to be included in it, but that’s not how the movie was made and tried something new which got failed in most parts.
Insider has released a new video that breaks down all of the ways that the live-action Mulan is distinct from the original animated movie.
Check out the note that came along with the video:
Disney’s live-action reimagining of “Mulan,” directed by Niki Caro and starring Yifei Liu, made many changes to characters and story from the 1998 animated classic. Instead of Shan Yu, Mulan faces off against Böri Khan and a new shape-shifting villain named Xianniang. Meanwhile, Mulan’s anthropomorphic sidekicks Mushu and Cri-Kee are replaced with two new characters in the live-action film. Other characters, like Li Shang, were split up into two separate characters. And while classic songs from “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” are absent here, there are still references to them throughout. Many of the changes help bring Mulan closer to the ancient Chinese poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”