When I first saw the trailers for “Brave” I thought, like most people, we would get a heroine who is able to fight like Mulan, but instead we barely get to see Merida fight and when she does, she almost gets eaten by a bear. Frankly, I was disappointed.
Mulan helped me a lot with everything going on. Like her, I always felt like I wasn’t good enough, so I started changing, but then I started being more self-confident and I became myself again. I thank Mulan for everything
I still remember seeing the original “Mulan” in theaters. I was nine years old and it was during a family vacation in Toronto. We went to see the movie on Father’s Day in an underground theater. (I even remember seeing a sleeping bat!) I’m thirty now and really looking forward to seeing the “Mulan” remake. I hope when I see the new movie in the theater, I have as just as memorable an experience as I did when I saw the animated film as a child.
In 6th grade, one of my closest friends and I shared a love of Mulan. It helped us become closer. In 7th grade, we barely saw each other. In 8th grade, she barely spoke to me and now it’s really painful to think about Mulan because it was all we had.
I had back surgery in 2016. And this was all after a bunch of bad stuff happened. One day my mom got a shirt of the Mulan quote “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” She got it for me knowing I’d get through this. Every time I watch Mulan and that scene with her dad I think of my mom.
I’m OBSESSED with Mulan! Growing up I’ve watched the animated film countless times, I memorized every word and I knew about the making of the film. Now I’ve watched the trailer at least 3 times a day. I’m so pumped for the new film, even with all the changes! In my opinion, the changes make it new and exciting! I’ve watched the animated film millions of times, I’m excited to see a new version of it!
I made my F to M transition when Mulan came out. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit I used Mulan’s Ping character to know how to be more masculine.