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This review is from: Mulan [DVD] (DVD)
As a child I must have seen every Disney film going, except this one. Why have I not seen this until now? Oviously I was robbed of a Disney gem because this is brilliant. The great thing about Disney classics such as this is that you can have an expectation that it will be pretty good and usually you won't be disappointed. Mulan fits the mould in that sense.
So what's so great about it then? Well, Mulan is the tale of a young girl, disguised as a man, trying to help her family and her country. Mulan is such a loveable character, it's great that she can go against tradition and decide to not be a bride and join the army. I loved that, it gave her such a strong and unique character. Part of what makes this movie so great though is the setting, there are some incredible musical scenes, some breathtaking snowy-mountain fighting scenes and to be honest, that's not something I thought I'd ever be able to say about an animated film. Also, I have to mention how funny it is - at times I found myself laughing aloud and checking the room to make sure nobody had wandered in and noticed me laughing to myself.
In terms of it being a special edition, there a number of extra music videos and downloadable songs but essentially its exactly the same as the original in terms of the movie itself. Is it my favourite Disney movie? Probably not, but it's really close. I recommend this to all ages, to all Disney fans and to anyone new to Mulan. I thought I would be disappointed, I was so wrong.