There are a thousand and one wrong things with Mulan 2020, but the “ hidden Chi “ is the most unforgivable.
Mulan… our real Mulan is not supposed to be the chosen one. No. She actually the opposite of that. She goes against what society tells her she’s born to do.
She’s not the wanted one. They wanted sons . Not daughters.
She’s not a royal princess. She’s not the most beautiful of them all.
She’s not a genius in anything. If anything, she’s quite clumsy at the beginning.
She’s not “ the chosen one “ !
And that’s WHY we love her the most!
She’s a hard worker. She’s the story that tells that you need to work on yourself and you’ll get there without being a one in a million.
She didn’t even join the army because she wanted to prove women’s power. No. She did it because she HAD to. to save her father. And that’s ok.
She proved that when women are taught a skill ( handling weapons) just like men, they can even become superior. Yet, men will normally have more strength. And that’s ok because she taught us to outsmart them. She can’t climb like Li Shang ? She will put a belt around the pole and climb. She can’t get past the guards ? She will act like a naive young lady and dress the trio like ladies..
She recognized her strengths and improved them. Her natural weaknesses as a woman and worked around them. Hardwork and hardwork. And that’s why she our most beloved.
And then you went and spat on all of that and said “ naaaaaaaaah. She’s magic !! She’s the chosen one !!”
Any girl in my family is never watching this. I will make sure of that
>remove Mushu because this is a more realistic interpretation
>Mulan has Chi superpowers and fight a bird witch.
The movie alone is bad, but then you remember it is a 30$ CCP propaganda exclusive to Disney+
Is it just me or does it really seem like there is a growing trend where female characters don’t have to learn and grow in movies anymore, they are just the best from the word go? I really don’t get this. I mean, I can see the logic here is trying to make women more confident in themselves because the female lead is already a Bad Ass, but wouldn’t that imply that if you aren’t currently an awesome bad ass already, you can’t hope to achieve what they do? When a Character we are meant to look up to and see ourselves in has failures and hardships but still succeeds, that tells us that even though we fail and have hard times, we can still make it. When the character never has to work for anything and is just super awesome from the word go, that tells us that unless we are awesome from the word go, we can’t hope to succeed. Original Mulan sounds like a way better character and role model than Chi Jedi Mulan.