Mulan’s live-action is already in the sights of Western critics for its changes from the 1998 animated film, made to bring the story closer to the original Chinese legend, but it seems that China is not enjoying the film either. .
With the launch of the first official teaser, the Variety portal found several Chinese comments that show displeasure in relation to the lack of historical precision, as if the film was only concerned with bringing together various elements of Chinese culture without worrying about the time or context of their own . Here are some comments:
“Disney shouldn’t be so careless and just think that, because they [casas redondas] they are beautiful, they can make Mulan live in one. She is not Fujianese! I think this Mulan would have to take the subway to join the army? “
“This film is just trying to please the Western audience. It’s like they think, oh, this element is really Chinese, it’s very oriental, so I’m going to put it in the film to make everyone feel that this is a very “Chinese” film.
“This confusion of mixing unrelated Oriental elements is really disrespectful to non-Western cultures and audiences. It is not about [os produtores] really appreciate elements of a culture other than Hollywood, but use them to create something that Americans find comfortable and attractive. “
If the idea of making a live-action closer to the original legend was an attempt at historical repair with the disrespect pointed out in the animation of the late 90s, Disney will still have to work hard to please the Chinese public.
The film is expected to debut in March 2020.
Read more about Mulan’s live-action at Cinema10.