Twitter User's Theory On Disney’s Mulan (2020) Essentially Being Chinese Propaganda Is Hard To Ignore

by Elana

Controversy surrounding Disney's live-action remake of their animated film Mulan has been circling since day one. People have been upset about all sorts of things from learning there would be no Mushu, to learning there would be no Shang, and especially when they learned it wasn't a musical.

Still, hype was also there along the way. People were really excited when the trailers were released, but just days before the theatrical release of the feature-length film Disney delayed everything due to coronavirus complications.

At long last, Disney launched Mulan with premier access on Disney+ for a one-time fee, which alone sparked outrage from half of Disney's fan base (although according to Forbes, Mulan’s release still led to a 68% increase in Disney+ downloads!)

While reviews have been a bit abysmal, Twitter user Rohan Javet Beg's analysis has really got people talking. Warning, SPOILERS ahead.

"There is so much to dislike about this movie..."

The 1998 animated film was very loosely based on the ballad of Hua Mulan.

The 1998 animated film was very loosely based on the ballad of Hua Mulan.

Droppin the bomb quickly.

Droppin the bomb quickly.

Tone-Deaf Hollywood strikes again.

Tone-Deaf Hollywood strikes again.

The problems with this remake are not what you thought they'd be.

The problems with this remake are not what you thought they'd be.

The prodigy.

The prodigy.

Stark Contrast.

Stark Contrast.

Society's expectations.

Society's expectations.

Eff the patriarchy, said the original Mulan.

Eff the patriarchy, said the original Mulan.

With permission, this time.

With permission, this time.

Somebody brought the men to the forefront of this movie.

Somebody brought the men to the forefront of this movie.

Her sword's motto.... also a source of contention.

Her sword's motto.... also a source of contention.

Here we go, buckle up.

Here we go, buckle up.

The "Witch"

The

Swing and a miss, Disney.

Swing and a miss, Disney.

"I know my path."

Why, indeed?

Why, indeed?

BURN.

BURN.

The Ballad of Hua Mulan? No.

The Ballad of Hua Mulan? No.

And then there's this, too:

And then there's this, too:

Disney's Choice.

Disney's Choice.

This breakdown of some other problems with Disney's Mulan (2020) is also really important to read.

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Posted by Joy Tan on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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