10 Sep – It looks like Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti is one of the many who is unhappy with how the Disney live-action remake of "Mulan" turned out to be.
As reported on Push, the director who claimed to be a fan of the 1998 animated feature based on the Chinese ballad of Hua Mulan and had watched it time and time again with his kids, stated that he waited a year to finally see the live-action remake and had loved the trailer when it first came out.
However, upon seeing the movie itself, he couldn't help but see how bland and boring it was.
"What a disappointment! It feels old and backward than the animated version. Boring, bland and by the numbers. They never got the soul of the original. I guess this is what happens when you only want to cash in on a franchise. A movie made by numbers people second-guessing what China would love to see," he stated.
He even blasted the action scenes in the movie, saying that it looked tired and rehashed "with lots of parts where the editing jumps here and there probably edited to death on the floor by too many showrunners and producers."
"But I'll rewatch the animated one again just to preserve the best memory of how I want to remember Mulan before it was ruined by this heavily diluted generic live action version," he wrote.
Nonetheless, Matti believes that the movie would make tons of money in China seeing how much Disney was pandering towards the country.
(Photo Source: ABS CBN)