My 5 ⭐️ system is as follows,
1. Don’t watch
4. Must Watch
The original animated Mulan was cute. Nothing special really, but at least enjoyable.
The 2020 live action version is the worst movie I’ve seen all year.
The Chinese American actors lay on these fake accents that made the acting cringy. And even worse they spoke in broken English which seemed completely unnecessary. The only time it wasn’t cringe was when Chinese actors from China, like Donnie Yen or Gong Li, spoke because it’s how they naturally speak English.
A complete waste of time.
The story was uninteresting, unappealing characters and underwhelming action scenes. Add to that the obnoxious current-year-politics that the movie pushes down your throat with zero subtlety, and you have one of the worst movies of the year.
There were also plot holes that were never resolved. Like, why was Foxx’s character reliving flashbacks? Was the drug a cash grab for the South American Narcos. A secret society invention? A US government experiment? I don’t know…