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Mulan is an American upcoming 2020, action, epic, and drama film. The excellent direction of Niki Caro, along with the screenplay by Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, Elizabeth Martin, and Lauren Hynek. It produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

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The film is based on the Chinese Folklore “The Ballad Of Mulan” and Disney’s live-action adaption with the 1998 Disney Film. In the Liu Yifei is the eponymous character along Gong Li, Yoson An, Donnie Yen, and Jet is Jason Scott Lee. Also, there is a supporting role of Jet Lee.

Mulan 2020 Movie Story

The Mulan’s Movie story dives back again. Just doing a quick reaction to the new live-action movie long trailer from Disney that will premiere in 2020. I usually stay away from breaking down trailers for big Disney movies. But, this one intrigued me a bit because it’s set obviously in ancient China and there were a few little things I noticed regarding the mythology that references. I wanted to see how accurate are they getting to the correct history timeline.

So, I will go over both those things and a few little details I noticed here and there. It should be interesting, right. Well! Do you have an idea that why the Phoenix sits on the right hand? So, right at the beginning of the trailer, muons father telling her about the legendary bird known as the Phoenix. I found this interesting because the Phoenix is an important mythological bird that exists in the mythology of several different very ancient cultures.

Mulan 2020 Movie Official Trailor

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In the West, we’re probably most familiar with the Greek version in which it is an immortal bird like the other versions The Greek version, however, it famously has a cycle of death and rebirth rising from its own ashes to be reborn. In Chinese mythology, the Phoenix is called fun and the Chinese version of this mythological bird actually is a good symbol to move on herself because the bird represents the duality of male and female energies.

The male version of the bird was originally called foam and the female bird was called long but the bird itself represents a combination of those two energies together, much like Milan herself is a female, but she must take on the role of a male to honour her family and save China. These male and female energies also called Yin and Yang, the two opposing energies that can be found in the universe.

Do you have an idea that why the Phoenix sits on the right hand?

Mulan’s movie, Moodle on his father says that the bird sits beside the Emperor and this is based on Chinese history. During the UN dynasty. The bird represents the Empress and paired with a dragon that represented the Emperor. Also, here you see Milan at the loom, which is how the poem that records the legend starts off. Hopefully, that’s an indication that they’re going to try to stay true to the original poem a little bit more than the 90s animated version.

So, as you hear they say in Mulan that the kingdom is under attack from Northern invaders. They don’t say specifically what ethnicity the invaders are. In the animated version, they call the people the Huns, which is actually not accurate. For the timeline that the legend is set. The Legend of Romulan is set in the Northern and Southern dynasties period from 420 to 589. The dynasty at the time was called Northern way the people that are the antagonists in the original Legend are called row ran,

or the row ran cognate and the actual origins or ethnicity of his people had not really known. But, they are possibly proto Mongolian or Turkic people and in history, they’re noted for being the first people that use the term con for their leader Leader calls himself or so. when they call Jason Scott Lee’s character Bori con that actually is accurate to those people in the 90s version. Of course, he’s called Sean you which is not accurate to the legend.

They’re trying to get a little more historically accurate with Bori con but it is not the name of any real con. I do love that he’s played by Jason Scott Lee. I’ve been a fan of his ever since dragon the Bruce Lee story. Also, another actor I’m a fan of gently who plays the Emperor. It’s actually not clear, which Northern way Emperor he suppose to. Because the Emperor has not named in the poem. I don’t really care because I love Jet le and I hope he does some kungfu in this.

Mulan Movie Witch Role

Speaking of the actress who I love gangly is in this movie, she plays a witch called Shin’s lung. In Chinese mythology. Shin is the name of a god or supernatural being. Sometimes this refers to humans who have elevated themselves to the level of God through the practice of Taoism. But it can also refer to other supernatural beings.

Of Course, Shin Long is a witch or a sorceress. As we see in the trailer, she can take the form of a falcon or Hawk. In Chinese mythology, witches or sorcerers and often these associate with spirits or animals. Which transform, the most famous of which is probably the fox spirit or the nine-tailed fox spirit.

They called Whou Shin and known to transform into women and deceive people or use their magic for evil. So, Gong Lee’s character she had lung is probably a version of a who Shin. But when the transforms into a hawk rather than a fox disappearance are evident. Besides, I’m not going to go over many other details in this trailer. I’m actually not knowledgeable enough in the dress they’re wearing or the architecture or the weapons to know if it’s the correct timeline.

In Mulan film, there is a shot at the end in which I like because we see her running over a rooftop and she soars through the air very much like Crouching Tiger. Hidden Dragon one of my favorite movies and this soaring she’s doing is referring to as Ching Gong or lightness Kung fu. I hope we see some Ching Gong in this film and some kung fu Of course.

Mulan Movie Cast

Directed by: Niki Caro
Produced by: Chris Bender, Tendo Nagenda, Jason Reed, Jake Weiner
Screenplay by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, Elizabeth Martin
Based on: Disney’s Mulan by Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook, Ballad of Mulan
by Guo Maoqian
Starring by: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jet Li
Music by: Harry Gregson Williams
Cinematography: Mandy Walker
Edited by: David Coulson
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures, Jason T. Reed Productions
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Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date: March 27, 2020 (United States)
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $290–300 million

Mulan Movie Reviews

It wasn’t a whole lot, but hopefully, it was interesting to you in some way. Further, I will update about audience reviews and rating accordingly.

About your ideas!

I know but you can tell me anyway, let me know what you think about this trailer. Do you think it’s going to be a good movie or a bad movie? Will they totally ruin it? I’m happy that they’re getting away from CGI animals with this one. Although maybe these are all CGI people. I don’t know. Maybe the CGI has gotten to that level. Let us know in the comment below.

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Hence, If you noticed an interesting reference to history or mythology in the trailer or later in Mulan Movie that you’d like to share, please do so in the comments below or let me know if I got something wrong. Thank you.

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