"as Hua Mulan, Yoson An offers a subtle yet efficient interpretation of Chen Honghui, and the actors who portray Yao (Chen Tang), Ling (Jimmy Wong), and Chien-Po (Doua Moua) are also amusing. However, Donnie Yeng as Commander Tung and Jet Li as The Emperor are embarrassingly bland, while Jason Scott Lee is visually perfect casting as the main villain, but he's not able to shine.
In the end, Mulan is the most disappointing remake Disney has made so far and by far. Even though Niki Caro delivers"
"and started over.
They made a conscious effort to ditch the goofiness, and magic animals of the first one to do a more gritty and real version, like a DC movie. After those decisions, they also chose to reintroduce actual magic, but mostly for the villains, who had slightly better women's rights(?).
I'll be honest, the movie itself wasn't interesting enough to follow completely. For instance, I know "Mushu" was replaced with a phoenix, but I have no idea what happened to it.