Thanks to omy.sg for the invitation for the movie preview of MULAN 《花木兰》
China 450AD, the dynasty was under constant threat from ruthless Rouran tribe. With such a major security threat at hand, the Chinese army conducted a nation wide draft.
A retired soldier named Hua Hu insisted on enlisting again to serve his country. Mulan (starring Vicki Zhao Wei), his young daughter was intelligent and skilled in martial arts. But as a girl, she couldn’t be enlisted. Unable to bear the thought of her father suffering, Mulan got her father drunk, dressed as a boy and entered the army to take his father’s place.
Through the harsh military training, Mulan proved to be a courageous and unstoppable, and always helped others to fend off the army bully. She gained the attention of Wentai (starring Chen Kun), the battalion’s Vice Commander. They soon developed a mutual admiration.
However, Mulan was in constant danger of revealing her gender. When Wentai ran into her bathing by accident, Mulan was fortunate enough to escape without exposing her identity, but Wentai was determined to uncover the woman hiding among the troops. To make things worse, the army bully had lost a jade pendant and a strip-search was ordered. Terrified to reveal herself and tarnish her father’s reputation, Mulan admitted the theft and was sentenced to death. In prison, she told Wentai the truth and he promised to keep this secret till the end.
When Rourans launched a surprise attack, Wentai released Mulan from jail to let her flee. But Mulan stayed for a battle and decapitated the Rouran General. Her life was spared of this merit and even promoted to be Vice commander. Together, Mulan and Wentai fought through various battles, and their friendship gradually turns into romance.
However, the Rourans were getting stronger as their Prince Mudan murdered his father and seized the throne. Facing an unprecedented scale of attack, Mulan was vastly outnumbered, and both her love and brevity were put to the ultimate test. Would she sacrifice true love for the peace of her nation?
Now Introducing you the Cast…
and let’s look at some of the movie stills…
Frankly speaking.. i was having this mindset that the movie will most probably turned out to be abit boring and draggy.. a very typical war kind of movie.. but to my surprise.. both me and my friend, or i would say the audience in the cinema didn’t get bored at all.. we were all laughing at the beginning part of the movie whereby some of the lines by the actors are quite hilarious.. and we surprised to see nic lee in the movie! haha he looks kinda funny in that outfit, maybe we are unable to get used to it yet. haha 😀 .
In my own opinion, i think the pace of the story was quite well done.. as i was so engrossed in the movie that i wouldn’t want to miss a single segment, despite me having the urgency of heading to a toliet.. (however, i still went in the end.. cannot tahan liao ~ haha :P)
The kinship, friendship and relationship in the movie is the main factor that makes it different from those typical war film.. It’s really a nice movie and my friend actually tear in between the movie~!
Overall, i would strongly recommend you guyz to catch this movie 😉 it’s worth it!
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PS: another factor that causes me to love this movie is the Movie Theme Song sang by…. STEFANIE SUN!!!