The Outrage Over The New Mulan Movie

  • Published: 12 July 2019
  • You can't please everyone, and that goes double for people who consider themselves to be hardcore Disney fans.

    More than a few Disney die-hards are up in arms on Twitter over the trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of Mulan, which will not be a musical and will exclude a couple of key characters.

    The beloved 1998 animated original centered on Fa Mulan, a peasant girl who disguises herself as a man so that she can enlist in the Chinese army, in place of her ailing father, to help defend her country against the marauding Huns. At her side on her journey is Mushu, a tiny, wisecracking dragon who hopes to restore his tarnished honor by helping Mulan succeed — a task made more difficult by General Li Shang, who serves as an antagonist for much of the film before being won over by Mulan's bravery and cleverness.

    Shang and Mushu are the characters at the center of the Twitter uproar, as it's been revealed that neither will appear in the live-action film — a revelation that didn't sit well with legions of passionate fans of the original.

    "They'll be begging me to come back to work!"

    This isn't to say that many of these fans are going to refrain from buying a ticket. Disgruntled fans still rage-attending movies is a common theme among the outpouring of angry tweets, as illustrated by a tweet from user _dearwallflower, who acknowledged that the version of Mulan featured in the trailer looks remarkably badass, saying,

    "This is the Mulan we obviously wanted, but Mushu? Li-Shang? Music? I mean, imma go see it regardless, but imma also be sad."

    The sentiment was echoed by user GoodyButts, who ran down her complete list of reactions to the trailer in her tweet:

    "Cries watching the Mulan trailer… listens to "I'll Make A Man Out of You"… remembers there won't be musical numbers or Mushu… cries some more… REMAINS EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE."

    One user even flat-out stated that they were predisposed to rage at the idea of a non-musical version of Mulan, but that the trailer pretty much won them over, saying,

    "I wanna HATE the Mulan remake but the way she twiddles her sword with her hair flowing in the wind? It looks god tier."

    Meanwhile, user MikeMcdonaldii pointed out that it's unrealistic to expect the same movie.

    "So y'all mad that Disney live-action remakes are just shot 4 shot w/ the animated movies but y'all mad that this #Mulan has it own vision from its animated counterpart."

    He has a heck of a point. This May's live-action version of Aladdin, although it raked in nearly a billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts, has been called out by fans and critics alike for being a by-the-numbers recreation of the original that doesn't bother to carve out its own unique vision. The same complaints have been leveled preemptively at The Lion King, which uses CGI to render its characters in live action. Of course, The Lion King has been blowing away preview audiences, so it may prove to be the film that pokes king-sized holes in those way-too-early criticisms. Keep watching the video to see more about the outrage over the new Mulan movie!

    #Mulan #MulanOutrage #ImagineNoDragons
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Comments • 1 950

  • Looper
    Looper   5 months back

    Imagine No Dragons.

  • EM H
    EM H  2 days back

    Does anyone really give a crap about Mushu? I mean he was more annoying than funny and would look completely out of place.

    • tuckben6
      tuckben6  2 days back

      outrage is a bit of an exaggeration....disappointment more accurate

      • Politically correct speech isn't my thing, fk off

        finally an asian main protagonist, after the ghost in the shell fuck up this is quite relieving, maybe people will cut the race-change bullshit and keep characters the way they originally were

        • SeKToR
          SeKToR  2 days back

          Mulan made because chinese market. This movie is for China. GL I expect this movie to suck ass in NA.

          • Laiba Khan
            Laiba Khan  3 days back

            The animated version was aimed more towards kids. The live action looks for badass and accurate to the legend I think this is going to be a movie that may be way better than the original.

            • HAMnugget1201 [*][*][*][*]

              Idrc I quite like the fact they’ve done it differently to the other remakes so I’d still quite like to watch it still

              • Shaw-Baa Ash
                Shaw-Baa Ash  3 days back

                "In place of her ailing father"
                I thought she said alien father

                • Cartoon Master
                  Cartoon Master  4 days back

                  "Hardcore Disney fans don't exactly know what they want for these remakes."

                  "Hardcore Disney fans" want the movies to be left ALONE, with *NO* REMAKES.

                  • Jacob Trost
                    Jacob Trost  1 days back

                    I disagree, they aren't doing anything to the original movies by making new ones. Hardcore Disney fans can easily ignore the new films if they choose. The problem is people who claim to want the new movies, then get upset when they're too similar to the originals, and then get upset AGAIN when one strays from its animated source material.

                  • Politically correct speech isn't my thing, fk off
                    Politically correct speech isn't my thing, fk off  2 days back


                • DUI Lawyers
                  DUI Lawyers  5 days back

                  So they aren't following the successful formula of Aladdin???

                  • Carlo
                    Carlo  6 days back

                    Honestly i like this version of mulan 👍

                    • ulises herrera
                      ulises herrera  6 days back

                      Phoenixes > dragons. If you, you know.

                      • GM C
                        GM C  6 days back

                        The disney version is NOT the original Mulan movie... please do your research well.

                        • BigRedThunderDragon
                          BigRedThunderDragon  6 days back

                          Hey...if it wasn't for the Chinese Government literally threatening Disney to not screw up this Mulan remake. This is why this is the Mulan remake you guys get. So that China won't get too saly and all.

                          • Aliyah Singh
                            Aliyah Singh  6 days back

                            This movie makes me sad

                            • Aliyah Singh
                              Aliyah Singh  6 days back

                              Where is mushu?

                            • Norin Ali
                              Norin Ali  7 days back

                              GET OVER IT! GROW UP! MOVE ON!! BRING HONOUR TO YOURSELF!!!

                              • sly fly
                                sly fly  1 weeks back

                                hold on people, what if they are doing what they did for the sonic movie? creating rage and unhappy people, and then they will "listen" to us just to boost their box office numbers. what if its all a marketing scheme?

                                • Zzukiyaki 75
                                  Zzukiyaki 75  1 weeks back

                                  Thank goodness it’s not a musical. I guess mushu is not there because the movie is not a comedy. The reason also that it’s not a musical cause it’s really a serious action movie. But I do loved the animation Mulan. I know all the songs as well. :-D

                                  • V ‘Don’t be lasagna’

                                    I’m not angry over them removing the characters, sure I’d love to see the grandmother, little brother, mushu, Shang, the cricket, Lao, Po And ling but that’s not why I’m refusing to see this movie.

                                    The real reason I’m refusing is because the leading actress, Liu Yifei, posted on twitter saying she supported the Hong Kong police force...

                                    which if you aren’t aware, have been using brutality against peaceful protesters, including firing rubber rounds into the crowds, tear gassing the protesters, they shot a protester (with proper bullets) they arrested protesters as they tried to get away and it just spirals downhill from there. That is why I’m angry.

                                    The actress may be beautiful and from what I’ve seen in the trailer does a brilliant job of acting but she will never be mulan, mulan fought for honor and loyalty against those who threatened China, she did not and would never have supported inhumane violence against innocent civilians! That is why no matter how good an actress she is, she cannot just re act out a legendary warrior who stood for everything just and true when she is neither of those things!!!

                                    Her behavior ruined the film for me and I was actually looking forward to going to see it, because I really adore Chinese culture and history and seeing a more historical take on the original Disney film was interesting but now I just can’t. The film forever will be ruined to me.

                                    I stand with the people of Hong Kong against their corrupt police force.


                                    Dāng bùxìng de shíkè dàolái shí, yuàn shàngdì zài nǐ de jiǎoluò lǐ.

                                    • Osaa
                                      Osaa  5 days back

                                      I’m jking I agree, fucked up

                                    • Osaa
                                      Osaa  5 days back

                                      V ‘Don’t be lasagna’ boohoo

                                  • Napoleon I
                                    Napoleon I  1 weeks back

                                    Historical accuracy = 0 never trust a westerner in particularly americans for making a movie about asian culture : see what's happened with last samurai

                                    • Lily
                                      Lily  1 weeks back

                                      I usually "ugh!" at money wasting remakes,

                                      but the gutwrenching themes of Mulan are just worth the live action tone with intensenning components.

                                      I resonate with there being a sorceress for a key antagonist as well.. woman on woman drama recently just wasn't portrayed with enough ... drama!...

                                      For my astrology lovers, Mulan is a great story to reassure people while something in their chart is progressing from Pisces into Aries. .. 'though some of y'all may have already known that.

                                      • Blaze Productions
                                        Blaze Productions  1 weeks back

                                        2:20 well that’s just not fair. The reason why people even go to see these live action movies is because of the old ones, with all the characters and music and the same plot that everyone enjoys. Like in Aladdin and the Lion King, those were so good because they had the elements that all of us enjoyed from the originals. But now that Mulan has no music and none of our favorite characters, you can see why were all so disappointed. What are they gonna do next, make stitch into a dog instead of an alien?

                                        • Laide Zen
                                          Laide Zen  1 weeks back

                                          If you're not happy about this remake go make your own and make yourself happy or much easier watch the cartoon

                                          • Laide Zen
                                            Laide Zen  1 weeks back

                                            You cant please everyone. I love the idea behind making it live action without making it a musical or comical. Awesome trailer

                                            • Gianna Di Biase Castro
                                              Gianna Di Biase Castro  1 weeks back

                                              you know whats "a heck of a point."?...China Market, so no sexual confusion or musicals on this film...Disney is at its worse now days.

                                              • Punk 5hits
                                                Punk 5hits  1 weeks back

                                                I was thinking something... I know it's weird but... doesn't it cool if Cristal Liu YiFei play/cast as masked mysterious light side sith marauder on the mandalorian series, and the one sith that going said "it's better if sith empire fall, they got what they deserve, I wish next sith empire is better" and help the mandolorian on dire situation, and tell story how she and her master was betray by emperor kinda stuff, and becoming one oh his crew, well just some crazy idea I need put it on word...

                                                anyway I'm so excited of Mulan movie and definitely watching, I mean we're all absolutely watching this movie because it's look so fr*cking epic, and I believe everyone think so...

                                                thank you Disney for perfect cast on this mulan remake。。。
                                                also thanks to make the mandalorian series。。。
                                                and keep making movies with YiFei on it へ へ 。。。

                                                • Squal Leonhearth
                                                  Squal Leonhearth  1 weeks back


                                                  • dice dragon
                                                    dice dragon  1 weeks back

                                                    Should place hair back disquise her self alot more better happy chinese actors in movie learn more respect culture

                                                    • Savon Emanuel
                                                      Savon Emanuel  2 weeks back

                                                      I’m not angry or anything but without Shang , Mushu , the cricket or the music... it kinda disappointing and pointless... the movie looks like some type of ancient Chinese play.

                                                      • RougeRebel66
                                                        RougeRebel66  2 weeks back

                                                        Honestly, I think Disney is doing Mulan like this just to compete with Wonder Woman and DC/Warner Bros

                                                        • Darkness
                                                          Darkness  2 weeks back

                                                          I feel so conflicted rite now cuz the trailer of mulan looked so badass but like no mushu and Li Shang they like basically took away the most important characters that makes it funny and lovable like I get it girl power but like at least mushu shld still try to be thr

                                                          • Presley Helmstetter
                                                            Presley Helmstetter  2 weeks back

                                                            NOOO MUSHUUUU

                                                            • SHELLEY LI
                                                              SHELLEY LI  2 weeks back

                                                              Before there used to be a kid version of mulan (chinese ft english subs) it was really good sadly now there's only parts of it ;_; I really Wana watch it again rip

                                                              • Matt McCullough
                                                                Matt McCullough  3 weeks back

                                                                I'm happy that they followed the original story. In Lion King Beauty and the Beast.

                                                                • Vinay Kakkera
                                                                  Vinay Kakkera  3 weeks back

                                                                  I am not seeing the new Mulan. I loved the songs and was hoping to see it.

                                                                  • Gläzech
                                                                    Gläzech  3 weeks back

                                                                    I bet china will still censor this

                                                                    • G-online A
                                                                      G-online A  3 weeks back

                                                                      I love the changes. still a good movie with good actors and good actresses.

                                                                      • FoxDemonMaster
                                                                        FoxDemonMaster  1 months back

                                                                        No music, OK. No Mushu hard to except but, OK. No Li Shang that i cant except he is not only her love interest in the film but also integral for her character growth throughout the film. His absence from the film will leave a portion of her character not only unshown but also may cause a down play or lose of her character development in the film.

                                                                        • wh00wie
                                                                          wh00wie  1 months back

                                                                          1. Mulan was never a peasant she is actually one of the richest in her town and have Milan’s family has a lot of honor

                                                                          2. The live action is based on the ancient folktale of FA Mulan

                                                                          • Ericzilla 05
                                                                            Ericzilla 05  1 months back

                                                                            STILL WAITING FOR MUSHSU

                                                                            • TheNightcoreGuy
                                                                              TheNightcoreGuy  1 months back

                                                                              the problem with the remakes is, that they dont need remakes! These movies were so good on their own and disney should focus on new movies! It doesnt have to be 3D or CGI It can be classical like Kiss the Frog. I miss those movies

                                                                              • TheNightcoreGuy
                                                                                TheNightcoreGuy  1 months back

                                                                                i can understand everything. Really. But no Mushu? The Dragon that makes Mulan Recognizable? Sorry but Disney is Stupid!

                                                                                • deathcore nerd
                                                                                  deathcore nerd  1 months back

                                                                                  I'm not go to see this shit turn the bad guy into a women...seem littie wokeness .... with touch feminist pandering..

                                                                                  • Kalvin187 Douglas
                                                                                    Kalvin187 Douglas  1 months back

                                                                                    This is BULLSHIT I’m sorry but crickets,”expertise” as they say don’t know SHIT yet they should!

                                                                                    • Anthony Richmond
                                                                                      Anthony Richmond  1 months back

                                                                                      No Mushu, then no movie

                                                                                      • Albert Preni
                                                                                        Albert Preni  2 months back

                                                                                        Mushu and the dog or we riot

                                                                                        • Triple S
                                                                                          Triple S  2 months back

                                                                                          Disney should at least try to compromise a little with the the people who are upset about it not being a musical and there being no Mushu (i.e. Leave Mushu in but not make it a musical, leave Mushu out vut make it a musical, etc).