"Mulan is not only visually stunning, it is absolutely magical"

Initially responses from the Mulan premiere have suggested the film is good, really good.

Starring Liu Yifei, the live-action remake departs from Disney’s original 1998 animation feature. Gone are the catchy songs and Mulan’s whimsical sidekick.

Instead, the remake is based on the narrative poem ‘The Ballad of Mulan’. In order to save her father from serving in the Imperial army, our heroine disguises herself as a man join the battle.

Tzi Ma, who plays Mulan’s father Hua Zhou, had already said the live-action remake is “superior” to the animation.

Yesterday, the feedback to the premiere in Los Angeles seems to have reaffirmed this.

is the best of the Disney live-action remakes since Cinderella,” tweeted Angie Han from Mashable.

Alison Foreman, also from Mashable, added, “Disney’s Mulan remake leaves a lot behind, but offers much more in its absence. Plenty of 1998 throwbacks pepper a story full of incredible action, humor, and heart.”

is absolutely fantastic,” Kristen Acuna from Insider wrote. “Different enough with great action scenes, but with the heart of the original film. It doesn’t even matter that it’s not a musical. If you’re a fan of the animated, there are subtle nods to many of the songs. Can’t wait to see this again.”

Geek & Glitter’s Wendy Lee Szany wrote, “The cast of Mulan is fantastic in the film. There are lots of little moments that nods to the animated that’ll make the fans happy. Very beautiful & epic cinematography. It had more fantastical elements than I expected. Overall, a great re-telling of the animated and very fun.”

Mulan will be released on 27 March 2020.