The normal cycle of bigger budget movies has been distorted in 2020, like a lot of other things.
Mulan, yes, Mulan. The live action movie that Disney pulled from theatrical release, then tried the premium + subscription model (see: The Disney+ Mulan Premium Digital Launch Fiasco), only later to release to everybody on VOD ends its distribution where it was ultimately meant to be released: on Disney+ for subscribers without any extra fees.
If you waited this long, then perhaps the live-action Mulan just didn’t appeal to you for some reason. While Disney’s live-action remakes of its animated films have frequently brought in box office billions, there are those that don’t care for them, to be sure. But now that Mulan is all but $7 away, there are some reasons worth giving the new Mulan a chance.5 Reasons To Watch The Live-Action Mulan Now That It’s Free On Disney+ – CINEMABLEND
Credit CINEMABLEND for trying to entice everybody left to want to see another live action Disney movie. I haven’t been super motivated to see the film yet. Maybe it’s burnout from the over-dramatic launch or the fact the live action Disney versions have paled in comparison to the original animated versions. Maybe by the time you read this I’ll already have watched it. I queued it up for watching.
It’s one thing to take a live action movie or TV show and animate it, but much more difficult to take an animated classic and give it the live action treatment. I mean, we’ve already seen the good version animated, why do we need to see it in live action? I’m hardpressed to come up with examples of great movies under these conditions. Please use the comments section below if you can think of some.
The live action Mulan might be a good movie worth recommending. If you’ve seen it, let us know, sans spoilers, in the comments below. If you really like it and recommended it, was it worth the extra $30 premium when it was first released? Should those with Disney+ be watching it ASAP?