Last night was the premiere of Disney’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated classic Mulan, which stars Liu Yifei, Gong Li, Yoson An and Donnie Yen. First reactions to the film have now begun to emerge on social media.
Though Mulan‘s production was troubled with a number of difficult controversies, the big-budget action film is finally in its home stretch, and is set to open in a few weeks. Despite initial fears that the coronavirus would keep audiences away from theaters, Mulan is reported to be tracking for an opening around $85 to $90 million, a number that will place it at the top of the box office going into April, where it will face little competition.
LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS: TO READ MULAN REACTIONS!
Social media reactions to the film have been glowing, praising Liu Yifei’s portrayal of the beloved heroine, as well as the film’s messages of female empowerment and the ways in which it distances itself from the original animated film. They also say that you won’t have time to miss the original’s iconic songs and comedic sidekicks when you’ve got the remake’s dazzling action sequences and beautiful visuals to marvel at instead.
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