Mulan's First Reactions Praise the Action, Maturity, and Beauty

Members of the press were able to attend early screenings of Disney’s remake of Mulan, and first impressions are overly positive.Many claim that while there is a bit changed from 1998’s Mulan, it more than makes up for it and may even be the best live-action adaptation of a Disney classic yet. Many claim it doesn’t even matter that this one isn’t a musical.

Mulan has great action scenes, a more mature tone, and is “surprisingly sexy for a Disney movie.”

Here’s our roundup of the first social reactions to Mulan ahead of its theatrical release on March 27, 2020.

Fandango’s Erik Davis said Mulan is “exciting, vibrant, emotional, and different from the animated version.”

Geekbomb’s Maude Garrett loved the film, saying the “costumes & fighting/stunts were incredible.”

Insider’s Kirsten Acuna thought Mulan was “absolutely fantastic,” and that it “doesn’t even matter that it’s not a musical.”

Yahoo’s Kevin Polowy has seen Mulan twice already and thinks it is “easily Disney’s best live action reboot.”

Mashable’s Angie J. Han says Mulan is the best Disney live-action remake since Cinderella.

Mashable’s Alison Foreman said that even though Mulan “leaves a lot behind,” it “offers much more in its absence.”

Slashfilm’s Peter Sciretta was not a huge fan of the original, so he was “very surprised” at home much he liked the remake.

The Movie Couple’s Wendy Lee Szany praised Mulan’s cast and said there are “lots of little moments” that will make fans of the original happy.

The Geekly Show’s Tessa Smith called Mulan “absolutely magical.”

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t wait and is so excited he just can’t hide it. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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