New Mulan film fails to excite fans

WRITTEN BY: REX BASALONE, GUEST WRITER Mulan is Disney’s latest in live-action remakes, and while it remains a successful retelling of a young woman discovering her power, it comes up short on character and emotion.  The film may surprise some, however, as it is more than just a beat-for-beat recreation or joyless rehash. Unlike the recent Aladdin and Lion King, Mulan boasts significant changes to the story, for better or for worse.  The film opens with a young Mulan chasing a chicken around her donut-shaped village. Here we see her demonstrate her qi, or jedi-like powers, as she flips and … Continue reading New Mulan film fails to excite fans