After all the hype and anticipation for the new Disney live-action movie, Mulan <花木蘭>, dropped its first official teaser trailer this week, letting fans get a glimpse of Crystal Liu (劉亦菲) as she takes on the character of Fa Mulan.
Although not a lot of details were actually shown in the short trailer, the clip showed Mulan being forced into an arranged match-making session by Cheng Peipei (鄭佩佩). Wearing traditional Chinese clothing and pale-faced makeup, Crystal was being taught the various qualities of a good wife – quiet, composed, graceful, and disciplined.
Unable to abide by these traditional qualities, Mulan instead decides to dress up as a male to join the army in place of her elderly father. Showing off her fighting skills and sword-wielding abilities in the trailer, Crystal surprised fans with her new tough-girl look.
Besides Crystal as the titular character, the movie boasts an impressive cast, including Donnie Yen (甄子丹) as the commander general, Jet Li (李連杰) as the emperor, and Gong Li (鞏俐) as the evil witch.
Although there is much excitement surrounding the new movie, some fans in China were not very thrilled about how the cast speaks English despite this being a movie about China. Some also noticed that historical details were inaccurate, especially the fact that Mulan, who is actually from Northern China, somehow ends up living in Southern China in the movie.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.