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Hua Mulan (2009)


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Release Date: Dec 8, 2009 Wide

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Release Date: Dec 8, 2009 Wide



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Brave tomboy Hua Mulan pretends to be a different gender so she can serve as a soldier in China's male-only army. With help from her childhood friend, a fellow soldier, Mulan keeps her secret while performing many acts of bravery. But when another soldier begins to catch on to her ruse, Mulan faces the possibility of bringing shame upon her family and her country. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi


Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance


Sep 2, 2013

Starlight International Media Group

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This is not a Disney's version, it's a live-action Chinese folk tale. Great new addition to the romance of the three kingdoms genre.
There are battlefield scenes, yes... but they are of minimal depiction based on the context of this film, that are used to carry the characterization of Hua Mulan that was perfectly casted with Vicki Zhao at the helm. There's no big-bang action sequence as well, choosing instead to opt for a rather more personal, intimate battle rather than one involving the masses, and also wrapping things up a tad too conveniently, although it tried to redeem itself with a pathos filled finale revisiting the romantic angle once again. The war front scenes were like a quick summary of 12 years of iconic battles that Mulan had led, so those looking for fantastically choreographed battles in the mould of Red Cliff.
Supporting roles range from Jaycee Chan to Hu Jun, who seem rather functional than to add any emotional depth to the film.
November 8, 2011
Dean McKenna

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That girl should have changed her voice. I mean what the hell, anyone could say that's a girl. As she's acting as a guy, she didn't do that properly. And the whole movie was different from the animated one. It was okay. Not great like the animated one.
May 5, 2010
Dead Angel

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Mulan is a film from Jingle Ma that tells the story of the legendary Chinese female warrior. It has its ups and downs.The story advances rather quickly in the first 30 minutes and it is of no surprise at how a movie of this caliber doesn't reach 2 hours. The rest of the film is a mixture of slow and fast advancements. One of the problems is that the story slows down at the wrong times, which in turn creates the same problems when it speeds up.There are a number of clashing battles between huge armies of soldiers; however, all come and go rather quickly. There are minor glimpses of some good choreography, but all in all, there is nothing special about any of the action. It is obvious that Ma is trying to dramatize this film around the Mulan character as much as possible.Zhao Wei is an excellent choice for the lead and she proves it with her performance. Kun Chen falls a little short, Jaycee Chan is acceptable, and Jun Hu pulls off the antagonist to round out the other major players.The story of Mulan is epic, and it is too bad this film never feels that way. Nonetheless, it isn't that far off and is still a good movie to view.
February 27, 2010
JY Skacto

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Forget the Disney classic that you know by heart, this film gives a more realistic depiction. It does not have as big a production budget as "Red Cliff", but "Mulan" definitely managed to bring the story of the legendary Hua Mulan to life. The first-half was choppy and rushed, but the second-half improved on it. If you watched "Red Cliff", you know Zhao Wei would do a good job here since there were similar parallels between her roles in both films. Also, the theme song for "Mulan" is sung by a favourite Singaporean singer of mine, much-missed Stefanie Sun.
February 15, 2010

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    1. Tiger: A century of human life is like a dream.
    2. Tiger: Life and death occur, heroes have no regrets.
    3. Tiger: Protect my homeland, show off my nation's pride.
    4. Tiger: What joy is there in life...
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