Any way that you slice it, Mulan is a rousing success. Not even the global pandemic can stop this movie, with gorgeous cinematography, a hero’s journey, and a class-act cast. Plus, the track record for these Disney live-action revivals has been a disaster to this point, which makes it interesting to see the Mickey Mouse club “desperate” for a win. The Lion King was an embarrassing shot for shot redo of the animated film. Aladdin didn’t even have a successful roll-out with the trailer going viral for Will Smith’s awful blue body. Leaving it to the warrior story of Mulan to bring them to success, director Niki Caro has made a spectacular picture, worthy of being on the same level with it’s animated original.