The first reactions to Disney's live-action remake of Mulan are in and they tease some surprising scenes.
The new film is a remake of the classic 1998 animated classic of the same name, but also takes direct inspiration from the Ballad of Hua Mulan, the Chinese folklore that inspired the original film.
Liu Yifei stars as Mulan, a young woman who seeks to save her ailing father from fighting in the Imperial Army and disguises herself as a man to fight northern invaders in China in the battle of a lifetime.
Mulan had its world premiere on Monday (March 9) and the first reactions quickly made their way onto social media – and the response was overwhelmingly positive to the new take on the character.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: " #Mulan is a gorgeous film that pays homage to the ballad of its origin, and Yifei Liu gives a fantastic performance.
"Songs and Mushu are missed, but other adaptation changes serve the story well and fit the tone. (PS. Yoson An is a great not-Shang & the love story still works.)"
Another also commented on the romantic story and things are set to get 'steamy'.
Elsewhere, a critic who saw the film tweeted: "Disney’s Mulan remake leaves a lot behind, but offers much more in its absence. Plenty of 1998 throwbacks pepper a story full of incredible action, humor, and heart.
"Oh, and the romantic chemistry gets STEAMY. Like chanting “kiss” in a silent theater steamy. #Mulan2020#mulan ."
Elsewhere, another praised the film for honouring both the 1998 film and the folklore it is based on.
They claim: " #Mulan is one of the best live-action adaptation of a Disney animated classic.
"It honors the 1998 film and the ballad by modernizing themes of female empowerment and iconic scenes, while also standing out w/ great cinematography & battle sequences are reminiscent of Wuxia epics."
One journalist tweeted: " #Mulan is absolutely fantastic. Different enough with great action scenes, but with the heart of the original film."
They add: "It doesn't even matter that it's not a musical. If you're a fan of the animated, there are subtle nods to many of the songs. Can’t wait to see this again."
Finally, another critic tweeted: #Mulan is exciting, vibrant, emotional, and different from the animated version.
"It's definitely its own thing, which I dug – a more mature Disney film, featuring stunning production design & fight choreography. Director Niki Caro & star Liu Yifei are the big stand-outs, imo."
Looks like we have lots to look forward to from the new film – especially a sexy romance!
The film also stars Jet Li, Yoson An, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, and Gong Li.
Mulan is released in UK cinemas on March 27, 2020.
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