A heroic story of action, adventure and courage is headed to the big screen in the live action spectacle of Disney’s Mulan.
Watch the epic trailer below:
Here’s the full synopsis:
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders attacking China, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into not only an honored warrior, but one of China’s greatest warriors ever and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Director Niki Caro (Whale Rider) takes audiences into an action packed spectacle as she charts the heroic journey of Mulan (Liu Yifei), a young peasant girl who wishes to decide her own fate and sets out to be a warrior instead.
The size and scope of Mulan looks incredibly epic, and Caro’s use of broad use of colour and set dressing captures the beautiful landscape of medieval China that reminds me of classic films such as Legends of the Fall and The Last of the Mohicans. The director also packs this film full of epic martial arts action and some incredible battle scenes and those seeking an adrenaline rush will be rewarded here.
Newcomer Liu Yifei does a terrific job channeling the warrior spirit of Hua Mulan as she sets out to shape her own destiny and bring honour to herself and her family. The actress handles both the emotional dramatics of her destiny and her considerable martial arts fight scenes with incredible grace.
Mulan certainly looks like a winner and will absolutely enchant audiences when it arrives in cinemas on March 2020.