It feels like every time Disney releases a trailer for a live-action remake of their classic animated films, a whole lot of people online get upset, but not always for the same reason. Sometimes “the problem” is that the movie looks too much like the original, while other times it’s that it doesn’t look enough like it. And on one very specific occasion, it was that the genie looked way too blue while the villain looked way too hot. These early reactions don’t always end up mattering when people actually see the movie, but that doesn’t stop everyone from overreacting initially. And while everyone did freak out when the Mouse House dropped their first trailer for 2020’s live-action Mulan, much of that was in the good way. The movie not only looks fantastic, it focuses on Mulan being an amazing warrior and hero.
Here are the best, most excited reactions to the teaser.
EVERYONE at this packed to the gills bar for the World Cup final cheered for the Mulan trailer
— Kristin Chirico (@lolacoaster) July 7, 2019
Excited for Disney’s remake of “#Mulan” because it seems like the only case in which they are going for something darker, more realistic and unique that distinguishes itself from the excellent animation movie! Not just a live version that replicates what was already there… pic.twitter.com/jPchEEyzFL
— Maria Inês Teixeira (@mariatweeting) July 8, 2019
Well, I am more excited about Mulan than any Disney live action so far bc of how much this trailer focused on her being a badass fighter???
— Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) July 7, 2019
— R (@neetols) July 8, 2019
look at my girl mulan look at her LOOK AT HEERRRRR pic.twitter.com/P7PegDzWx0
— lia ४ (@heavnlyloki) July 8, 2019
Mulan could beat the living shit out of me and I’d apologize to her
— MythyMoo (@MythyMoo) July 8, 2019
Watching live-action Mulan trailer had me like: pic.twitter.com/igtgsT6TkM
— LHG吴 (@LHGart) July 8, 2019
actually excited for mulan after seeing the trailer pic.twitter.com/GElMjlM5Zp
— cyccl (@cyccl) July 8, 2019
Of course, you can’t make a songless, more historically accurate version of the story without omitting somethings people love about the original, but even that doesn’t seem to be that big of an issue.
*cries watching the #Mulan trailer*
*listens to I’ll Make A Man Out of You*
*remembers there won’t be musical numbers or Mushu*
*cries some more*
*REMAINS EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE*
— Katie Butts (@GoodyButts) July 7, 2019
so like the new mulan movie might have different music n no mushu… but the trailer looks interesting… we might have to stan
— justin (@jusborderline) July 7, 2019
Y’all know I love talking cartoon dragons, hot Asian captains, and breaking out into song more than most people but I love Mulan kicking serious ass in a more realistic wartime drama. Our girl’s wushu flipping across China while maintaining a perfect blowout and I am here for it.
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) July 7, 2019
While I love Mushu/the songs inn the animated #Mulan, it’s Mulan’s story — her bravery, her strength, her heart — that’s always made it so special for me.
This live-action story gives us a chance to learn more about Mulan, who taught so many little girls we could do anything.
— Geek “I have nothing to prove to you.”Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) July 8, 2019
Unpopular(?) Opinion: Disney’s live-action Mulan does not need musical numbers, wisecracking dragons or beleaguered cricket sidekicks, and should be a war epic with many, many scenes of a badass Chinese woman warrior wielding a sword.
— Angry Asian Man (@angryasianman) July 8, 2019
So is there anything we can complain about? Yes: Mulan doesn’t come to theaters until March 27, 2020.
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