This film is the live-action remake of the 1998 animated film of the same name. This film is part of Disney’s long list of live action films made from animated films such as ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, etc. The film had previously been released only on Disney+ (wherever it was available) and had to be bought separately for 29.99 USD.
The movie follows Hua Mulan, a young woman who is living in Imperial China with her family. War is brewing and the Imperial army comes to her village looking for recruits from all families. Since her father is the only male in the family, he is forced to pledge his service as he has no sons. Because her father is in poor health, she takes her father’s armour, sword and horse and joins the Imperial army disguised as a man, in place of her father.
Cast: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, Jet Li, Rosalind Chao, Jun Yu, Jimmy Wong, Chen Tang, Doua Moua, Nelson Lee and Cheng Pei-pei.
Written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.
Directed by Niki Caro.