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Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:04 pm
by bookworm

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:42 pm
by Catspaw
I saw this trailer yesterday, and I was thinking about why it didn't really appeal to me, and the answer to the question of, "Why do I really not care for most of the Disney live person remakes that I've seen?" is....they're not much fun. They take fun animated stories and characters and turn them more serious stories, and that's not really why I watch Disney movies. This might end up being a great movie - I don't know. What I do know is that the trailer has very little that reminded me of the animated version that I love. That might be a draw for some people. Not for me. I want Donny Osmond singing an awesome song to sing along with and goofy quotable lines. This doesn't look like it will fit that description. I still might see it, and I might end up thinking it's a great movie. I don't want to assume I'll hate it. I do think that it doesn't look like what I expected.

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:24 am
by bookworm
I'm actually on the other side. This is the first of these remakes that I'm completely on board for. Exactly because for the first time (if you don't count Maleficent, which I don't that was before this let's just redo everything in real life craze really started) they're not just needlessly redoing the original movie. I would not even classify this one as one of the live action remakes because it's really not. They aren't doing the animated movie over just with real people, this is its own entity. It's not the Disney version of Mulan, is a movie of the traditional legend. At least more than the animated one was being a musical with a quirky sidekick. Not that I had a problem with that, I like the animated Mulan movie quite a bit, but I'm really excited to see that though this is a recognized property the movie will actually be something fresh. Compared to the upcoming Lion King remake for example.

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:22 pm
by Catspaw
I see what you mean. To me, if the same company makes two movies with the exact same name, they shouldn't be super different. If you do a remake (which may or may not be a good idea) then the expectation is clear. If this is not a remake, then why not modify the name in some way to make that clear? Call it Mulan: A Hero's Origin or something like that. ;) (Obviously something much better than that!) Just my two cents.

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:38 am
by bookworm
-- 11 Jul 2019 09:10 am --

I don't disagree with that thought. Just going 'Here's our new movie: "Mulan"' is going to have the initial expectations of people be that it's a general remake pretty similar to the original, especially when every other one of these so far has indeed been that.

-- 07 Dec 2019 10:38 pm --

The full trailer is out!



I am all the way on board for this - it's the first of these remakes that seems like it has a real reason to exist!

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:00 pm
by Catspaw
This trailer looks better than the first one. I still have reservations, but I'm more hopeful now. Just having the familiar musical theme went a long way for me.

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:34 pm
by bookworm
Catspaw wrote:Just having the familiar musical theme went a long way for me.
Yes that was great! It might have just been done for the trailer, but I certainly hope they have soundtrack throwbacks in the actual movie.

I see a ton of people saying 'I know this time it's not a musical but they better still sing I'll Make A Man Out Of You!' and I'm like, really? :-s I love that song too, but that would be a terrible thing to do. It would be so out of place with the entire rest of the movie.

An instrumental version playing over the army's training though: definitely yes.

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:56 pm
by Catspaw
bookworm wrote:
Catspaw wrote:Just having the familiar musical theme went a long way for me.
Yes that was great! It might have just been done for the trailer, but I certainly hope they have soundtrack throwbacks in the actual movie.

I see a ton of people saying 'I know this time it's not a musical but they better still sing I'll Make A Man Out Of You!' and I'm like, really? :-s I love that song too, but that would be a terrible thing to do. It would be so out of place with the entire rest of the movie.

An instrumental version playing over the army's training though: definitely yes.

Yeah, doing that song in a serious non-musical wouldn't be a good fit. In the original film it's awesome! Donny Osmond does a great job with that number.

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 7:36 pm
by bookworm
So this has been delayed, like everything else that's supposed to be coming out right now. I'm curious to see if they reschedule a theater release or just send it to streaming. I would be very surprised if it's the latter, but it's possible.

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:25 pm
by Monica Stone
I doubt Disney would send it to Disney+. This movie is going to be too big to simply send to streaming platforms.

Disney live-action remakes have been hit or miss for me. Some I find pointless, while others bring more to the story that they are remaking. I actually only watched Mulan for the first time during quarantine and I really enjoyed it! I think the live-action movie looks really good and I can't wait to see wait happens with it. There will be no Mushu or songs, which will definitely be different, but I think it could be a good different. I like that Disney is doing something different with it, besides just remaking the movie almost shot-for-shot like they have. I will definitely watch it when it comes out!

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:30 am
by Pengwin
Yeah, Disney wants to make the most money they can from Mulan. The new release date is July 24.

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:29 pm
by Monica Stone
Pengwin wrote:The new release date is July 24.

I would not be surprised if the movie's release got pushed back even further. Are theaters even planning to reopen in most places? I think Disney would want this movie to make as much profit as possible. I guess we'll see.

Re: Mulan (2020)

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:35 pm
by Pengwin
Yeah, I can see that happening especially if some big theaters are still closed by then. They obviously are doing research and whatnot to find the best time to release it.