Mulan will be the first Disney live-action animated re-make film to get a PG-13 Rating by the Motion Picture Association of America.
So no singing but there’s a PG-13 rating due to “sequences of violence.”
The potential positive is that they are breaking away from following the original animated versions so closely. At this point, most of the re-makes have been too close to the originals and people question why they should pay to see the exact same movie again.
With the Mulan trailers we’ve seen that there is definitely a focus on fighting and a darker story line. So the PG-13 rating is not surprising.
The film also features Donnie Yen, Jet Li and Jason Scott Lee, and just in the casting movie goers could assume it was going to be a lot more action focused than the original. It seems like an awful waste of dynamic, action actors otherwise.
How will this affect the box office?
Some may argue that this might limit the audiences for this film, but I think it could do the opposite and bring more movie goers to the theaters.
The fact that it is the first PG-13 live-action remake that promises period drama type action, it could attract a lot of people. Mulan is familiar and yet somehow unknown. Introducing the audiences to new characters, situations, and over-all feel for something we all thought we knew. Even if the main story beats stay the same, aspects of the story and the visuals will be fresh and original.
I have to admit, the more I see the more excited I am about the film. Initially I was dreading yet another re-make, but Mulan could be a much needed change of pace.
Mulan is scheduled to hit theaters on March 27, 2020.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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