It’s a prequel and a sequel! It’s got girl powerrr and lady-hating! It’s a mashup of Lord of the Rings and Frozen! It’s all these things, and less.
A first for me: being quoted way out of context so that (at best) some mild faint praise sounds like a rave.
Grading on the Ratner Curve, this is a positive triumph. The cheesy clichés are at least passingly entertaining. You could do worse.
This could be quite hilarious.
The calendar has turned, a new year is here, and it’s a good time to look ahead.
We know how it is: You’d like to go to the movies this weekend, but you can’t remember where you hid all those Easter eggs and you’ve gotten find ’em before they start to stink. But you can have a multiplex-like experience from the comfort of your own sofa with a collection of the right … more…
Damn! Mulan is thisclose to being not just a brilliant animated film, but a brilliant film, period. It has a dramatic story, a heroine who kicks butt, a villain who kicks butt, a square-jawed hero with a not-so-nice side, and some of the most sweepingly gorgeous visuals since Beauty and the Beast. But Mulan is dragged down by insipid songs that feel tacked on and silly, inappropriate sidekicks and secondary characters.