The Internet Is Loving Disney’s Mulan Remake


Six months behind schedule, Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of their animated classics is here, and by charging subscribers an extra $29.99 for Premier Access on top of their Disney Plus subscription to watch it without having to share any of the revenue after pulling the $200 million epic from theaters entirely, Mulan promises to rake in huge profits despite only being available on the small screen.

The critical consensus has been positive so far, too, with the pic currently holding an 80% Rotten Tomatoes score from over 200 reviews, as well as a solid 68 on Metacritic. Most people seem to be in agreement that director Niki Caro made the right decision in approaching the story from a different angle instead of relying on the typical formula for these remakes, which has resulted in many of them being little more than inferior carbon copies of their animated predecessors.

Of course, the lack of famous songs and dragon sidekick Mushu hasn’t gone down too well with some, but on the whole, Mulan is being widely lauded as one of the best Disney live-action remakes yet, and you can check out some of the reactions below.

If Mulan had ended up being released into theaters as originally intended back when the world was a very different place, then there’s every chance it could have ended up troubling a billion dollars at the box office. Not everyone was happy with the decision to send the movie straight to streaming, then, but the majority of fans certainly won’t mind now that they’ve finally got the chance to see it for themselves on Disney Plus, where it seems poised to remain one of the platform’s most popular titles for a long time to come.