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The new Mulan?

A new Disney princess movie called ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is set to be released in March 2021, and many are calling it the ‘new Mulan’. It features a lot of the same elements as this Disney classic from 1998, but there are also quite a few differences that make it impossible to even consider a comparison. However, fans will have to wait to find out for themselves which film is the best of the two.

The visuals will obviously be better in ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’, as technology has improved over time, but there is a certain charm to this older movie that can’t be beaten. Upon closer inspection, it is easy to see where this new movie could rise to the top, as well as ways in which ‘Mulan’ is no match!

‘Mulan’ is based in China, and, even though ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is a fantasy, it does focus on Southeast Asian elements. It takes the landscape to a whole new level as it combines several countries within this realm into a single film in terms of culture and landscape. ‘Mulan’ did contain aspects of Chinese culture, but it is one of the many complaints about the movie as it lacks historical accuracy.

When watching the trailer for the new movie, there is not a single instance of romance in sight. ‘Mulan’ had Li Shang, with whom she had obvious chemistry, and even the Emperor could tell when they both came to his aid. It has become a new trend in Disney movies for women not to rely on a prince to save them, but many would argue that a good love story is necessary especially, in a film of this magnitude.

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