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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2020, 19:11 »
Watch it last night and it was very disappointing. It's a Western movie and a western interpretation of Chinese culture. The costumes, make-up, etc are almost identical to Fu Manchu's "evil empire" style. The script is very shallow and I almost walk away half way during the movie.

Yea that scene with Boris Khan talking down to the emperor from a high altitude. But apart from that, I thought the Atmo effects only used sparingly. The only times that are more active for the Atmos channels are the witch turning into a rock of ravens and flying overheads.

I will focus on the brilliant 4K HDR transfer instead for this movie.


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Haha...that's the reason "why" I mentioned in this post. The movie also doesn't work for me. Wooden acting and it feels weird when all Chinese cast spoke in English.


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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2020, 19:25 »
AMDK money AMDK perspective,even if they want to make the female characters like street hooks,and they can strike off the female leads names if they protests... replace with other Asian faces...

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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2020, 19:55 »
Yes we all can critisize the movie etc etc but look deeper, there's no denying that we Chinese regardless of citizenship are becoming far too important for the West to overlook in terms of commerce etc.

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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2020, 20:48 »


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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2020, 22:10 »
How come i received different set of poster one?
Top Mulan, bottom AhJo KamL?? ?

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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2020, 11:51 »
yes no so good .the essence of chinese culture and history not well portrayed in english dialogue. fight scene also average only. not sure why they spend so much to make this movie?

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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2020, 12:55 »
it wasn't as bad a movie as I was expecting. Visuals are striking on the HDR version. Atmos was noticed in a few scenes (arrows flying overhead from memory) but not particularly memorable.

I read somewhere that this is like going to a West End Fusion Asian Chinese restaurant and ordering a Chinese dish.

But in all honesty, it is no worse than The Great Wall. If anything, the Great Wall was more egregious - because that had a Chinese director who should have known better.

I didn't like that the musical aspect of the original animated movie was removed. The lead singer's voice at the closing credits wasn't too bad but the version that will always be the seminal version must be Coco Lee's one. I really liked her English rendition, preferring it to Christina Aguilera's (both original and the 2020 version). I think Coco only sang the Mandarin version for the 2020 release

All in all, I did like the cameos from Ming Na Wen at the end *heart*
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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2020, 19:28 »
it wasn't as bad a movie as I was expecting. Visuals are striking on the HDR version. Atmos was noticed in a few scenes (arrows flying overhead from memory) but not particularly memorable.

I read somewhere that this is like going to a West End Fusion Asian Chinese restaurant and ordering a Chinese dish.

But in all honesty, it is no worse than The Great Wall. If anything, the Great Wall was more egregious - because that had a Chinese director who should have known better.

I didn't like that the musical aspect of the original animated movie was removed. The lead singer's voice at the closing credits wasn't too bad but the version that will always be the seminal version must be Coco Lee's one. I really liked her English rendition, preferring it to Christina Aguilera's (both original and the 2020 version). I think Coco only sang the Mandarin version for the 2020 release

All in all, I did like the cameos from Ming Na Wen at the end *heart*

Oh yes...for fleeting moment only. :P

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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2020, 19:30 »
So we can safely conclude that the movie is so-so but the visuals rendered in 4K HDR is breathtaking...the question is, will you get the disc when it is release in a couple of month's time? :)

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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2020, 20:41 »
Ever since I got DisneyPlus I haven’t been buying that many titles. The last sale I did get some movies that I had always wanted - Spiderman Far from Home and the original Star Wars trilogy and Rogue One. I already had Last Jedi but didn’t feel compelled to get Force Awakens or Rise.

I’m guessing Mulan would be the same. I’d expect it would get into the free section of DisneyPlus at some stage.
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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2020, 21:06 »
Ever since I got DisneyPlus I haven’t been buying that many titles. The last sale I did get some movies that I had always wanted - Spiderman Far from Home and the original Star Wars trilogy and Rogue One. I already had Last Jedi but didn’t feel compelled to get Force Awakens or Rise.

I’m guessing Mulan would be the same. I’d expect it would get into the free section of DisneyPlus at some stage.

Yes, you're right...it will be avail for free sometime in Dec according to some sources. I wonder when Disney+ officially coming to Singapore so that we can do away the need to use VPN.



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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2020, 10:49 »
LMAO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIH-eFqBLP4

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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2020, 14:37 »
So much hate :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZccG-wtt5FA

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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2020, 15:46 »
So much hate :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZccG-wtt5FA

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZccG-wtt5FA&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZccG-wtt5FA&fs=1</a>

LoL...well summarized. I agreed fully!

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Re: Mulan 木兰 - A 4K HDR Demo worthy release
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2020, 20:59 »
Make no mistake this is a political film.
Actor was specifically chosen for certain purpose...

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