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Criticism from China on Disney’s Mulan 2019

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Earlier this week the world got a first glimpse of the new Disney movie Mulan. The initial reactions were predominantly positive, but in China – where the story takes place – not everyone is pleased with the live-action film. Because no matter how beautiful, there would be some historical errors, Variety reports.

On Weibo, the Chinese Twitter, people talk negatively about the film. According to users, the biggest problem is the historical setting of the film. In the original, Mulan (played by the Chinese actress Liu Yifei) comes from the north of ancient China. However, in the trailer we see images that look more like the west from that time.

Time and location are important in the story, as Mulan starts her journey to fight intruders threatening the northern border. In addition, various elements would also be used in the trailer that did not exist at that time.

Director Niki Caro also receives a load of criticism. Users accuse him of making Mulan only for the western cinema audience, thereby explaining the discarding of Chinese culture. According to them, the director wants to give the American audience what they want.

It is not the first time that the film has come under fire. Many fans already missed the Dragonu dragon. This is exchanged for another being in the new film.

Mulan tells the story of a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a man so that she can join the army. Liu Yifei takes on the role of Mulan, who has considerable skills in the field of sword fighting, according to the trailer.

Mulan is one of the many films that Disney re-releases as a live-action film. Aladdin, Jungle Book, Tarzan and The Lion King are some of the other classics that preceded her. In addition, a new Little Mermaid movie is coming soon.

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