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This review is from: Mulan [DVD]  (Two-Disc Ultimate Edition) (DVD)
Mulan is different in tone compared to the disney outing, this one here is more gritty and serious focusing more on human aspect of war in general.
zhao wei puts on an amazing performance and convinces as a leader but fails to convince as a male character (more due to the fault of looking so femine) she conveys her emotions really well and her character is the all round good girl making her easy to like. The other co stars all add extra depth to there respective roles, even the often critised Jaycee Chan puts on a much likable act.
those looking for action though will be sorely dissapointed, there is none of the high flying wire fu here but more a grounded approach. the fights occur during mass battles and it is more akin to the likes of the Warlords and battle of wits, they portray a more realistic fight scenario.
the main complaint is that things happen at too fast a pace for example Mulans identity is revealed quite early on, high rise to power happens really fast and so on, but this makes things easy for the audiecne to digest.
a mildly entertaining piece, a substitute to red cliff and warlords.