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Is Disney's live-action Mulan worth the price of admission?
Sep 9, 2020 at 05:20 AM

The Quick Facts

  • Disney’s latest live-action remake, Mulan, was released direct-to-customer via Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus on September 4. The film had been delayed three times and was originally meant to debut in theaters in March. As of September 9, Mulan currently boasts a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • The $200M-budget film will be available to stream for Disney Plus subscribers for $30. On Dec 4, the film will be available for free for all Disney Plus subscribers. A Disney Plus subscription currently costs $7/month.
  • Mulan sparked political controversy and elicited calls for a boycott due to pro-Hong Kong Police commentary by the leading actress Liu Yifei last year. Additionally, the film credits Chinese political organizations in Xinjiang for help shooting the film. Xinjiang is an autonomous region of China that is home to the Uyghurs, an ethnic population that has been subject to alleged ethnocide by the Chinese government. (Washington Post)
  • The film was directed by Niki Caro who also directed the critically-acclaimed Whale Rider in 2002.

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Can Disney's latest live-action film hold its own place in history or is it marred by the political criticisms it has faced?

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