TRIP TO THE VAULT (MULAN 1998)

Updated: Aug 3

Rating: A+


Introduction

I haven’t seen this movie it forever! I forget all the songs except "make a man out of you" and a tiny bit of "reflection." I didn’t realize how good this movie was! There’s humor, sass, rebellion, romance, and great music! Mulan is both of my sister's favorite movie. The clap back this woman does is the best thing, and I felt her enthusiasm through the screen. They love this movie because of the tunes and the change in the character of Mulan. She doesn't give a flying flapdoodle what the men will think if they find out, she just wants to protect her dad!! Honestly, I wish everyone was as brave as her because she's awesome. I also loved how they made the villain ACTUALLY. LOOK. EVIL. He scared me the first moment I laid eyes on him, and that's how every bad character in movies should be. It’s like a vampire, zombie, and werewolf had a baby, and he was the outcome. Other villains look too normal to be a horrifying part of a movie. Like in Kung Fu Panda when the enemy was A PEACOCK!! Are you kidding me, a peacock?? They’re the most elegant and beautiful creatures on this planet. This is why Mulan is so realistic and amazing.


Character(s)

My favorite character is Mushu. I want him as a sidekick so badly because he does everything for you. He puts up Mulan's hair every day like damn I wanna be pampered like that! Then again, my hair doesn't need much styling, but you get the point. He's also hilarious, and the fact that he also voiced donkey is great because the donkey is the 2nd best sidekick. He also has a lot of good points to make when moving Mulan in the right direction of life. Li Shang is another one of my favorite characters because he has the most personality out of all the Disney "princes". He's so underrated, and I wish more people would realize that. Besides Flynn Rider from Tangled, he had major character development compared to all the other Disney movies. Prince Eric? Yeah sure he was cute, but all he did was play the flute and search for a girl. Another example, Prince Charming... I don’t even need to explain to Cinderella's dream boy because that's all he is.


Fun Facts

1) Chi fu's name means: "to bully.”

2) Mulan is based on the story of Hua Mulan, a legendary female warrior in china. You go girl!!

3) Mulan helped launch Christina Aguilera's singing career. Of course, Disney helps with that!

4) Mulan was voiced by two actors. One for singing and one for speaking. They’re cheating!

5) Mushu was supposed to have his own song. Why the heck didn’t they do that I can guarantee it would’ve been so great.

6) This movie was released the year my older sister was born.


Take Away

In the beginning, my blood was boiling because of all the frickin stereotypes that were going on. “Women must-do chores and look pretty for men”. “Men do all the work and should be treated like a king from their wife." I admit that the last one was true, but the women should also hey recognition. They don't get ANY in this movie, and it's so unfortunate because we're more valuable than a couple of house chores. That’s something I learned from watching this: Always take a shot and treat everyone equally. Mulan does more for the army than any man did that entire time. The strongest people are the ones who persevere through any adversity. No matter how many times life brings a person down, their resilience determines strength. Everyone goes through some horrible thing in their life, whether it be big or small. How you handle the situation is what will make you thrive. Disney turns me into a philosophical person, wow.


Hi everyone! The writer of this blog is Cyan Fuehr. She is currently a freshman at CWU who’s planning on majoring in Business administration/marketing and minoring in nutrition + entrepreneurship. Cyan has a huge passion for music, nature, volleyball, working out, and dogs. We hope you have a wonderful day! :)


-6/1/2020-

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