Mulan Musical Masterpiece Collection
Based on stories and facts from ancient China, this tale revolves around
a heroine called Mulan who is voiced by the delightful Ming-Na
Wen and revolves around a courageous young woman who takes her father's
place in the Imperial Army of China. Unfortunately a dark menace
threatens the Emperor and also the citizens of this powerful nature and
without spoiling this impressive and entertaining animated movie, Mulan
will risk all to save her nation... with the help from a few
Even though the story does feature some action, it can be watched by
children of all ages and there are only a few frightening parts in the
film which some younger viewers may get startled. Needless to say, it's
oozing with Disney magic and what makes this version of Mulan
different from previous ones is the ability for the entire family to
join in with the songs of the film. Whether you're watching the movie in
lyrics mode which displays the words of the songs on screen, it's easy
for everyone to sing-along and there are a few memorable songs in this
film. If you have your favourite songs, you can also select certain
musical scenes that does add to the interactivity of this film. Of
course the voice of Mulan singing is played by Lea Salonga who sounds
quite majestic and ethereal and only adds to the Disney experience.
Although the movie was released in 1988, it was good to see Disney
break away from their mould during this time and try something
unique and interesting, and Mulan is just that movie with a powerful
young female warrior as lead who not only fights for her nation but
challenges the status quo of society itself. Like Disney's Pocahontas,
the movie is quite realistic and does not attempt to embellish the
setting too much with over the top characters or too many talking
As Mulan attempts to defend China from its invaders, she is also joined
by Mushu, a dragon who is voiced by Eddie Murphy and although funny,
albeit annoying, his character seems a little too "modern" for this
entire premise but of course provides some entertaining comedy relief.
Supporting our girl power star is B.D. Wong who plays Shang and provides
a love interest for our heroine which is actually quite endearing and
purposeful in the story.
Apart from our powerful dragon, Mulan is
also joined by Cri-Kee, a cricket that is voiced by Frank Welker. Fun
and entertaining Disney characters!
At the end of the day, the movie features a very strong story which
contains drama, action, romance and classic Disney comedy that
definitely makes this one of the more memorable animated Disney movies.
The ability to sing-along with the songs is of course the winner on this
release and I'm sure children and adults will love this option.
The movie also features some well animated and choreographed battles
that look brilliant on our FULL HD plasma that is nicely matched with
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound which results in a truly impressive
cinematic experience. Throw in some special features and Mulan is
definitely a worthy purchase that we could recommend to a wide variety
of viewers from young to old.
A great Christmas movie!