The original, iconic Mulan has an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Well deserved. And, while I know sequels can be dicey sometimes, I was amazed to see that Mulan II has a 0% on RT.
Haters out there say it's a sorry attempt at the original plot, but there are Mulan II fanatics out there who would say otherwise.
The movie begins a month after Mulan, and I'm just giving it up for Mushu finally getting his pedestal. PUT SOME RESPECK ON HIS NAME!
And Mulan is out doing chores, which doesn't really make much sense to me because she saved a whole country, but whatevs.
The first song of the movie, "Lesson Number One," is a bop so I'm officially invested. How can anything this beautiful deserve a 0%?!
Then, Shang comes through to propose to Mulan. BOW CHICKA WOW WOW! And everybody is happy about it...
Except Mushu! *gasp* He is trying to sabotage the engagement because he is a selfish, trash friend.
Now, this is where the plot thickens. The emperor has a mission for Mulan, Shang, and the crew (Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po) to escort his three daughters (Mei, Ting Ting, and Su) off to their arranged marriages.
All the daughters want is to be like other girls, not royalty who get married off — and they tell us that in a cute, but stereotypical, song called, you guessed it, "Like Other Girls."
They start second guessing their arranged marriages because they fell in love, which was super obvious. I smelled it a mile away.
But, Mulan and Shang are also having second thoughts about their marriage and it's all Mushu's fault. He is shady AF and I am not here for it.
WTF are they gonna do now?! Oh no...she's not gonna take their place?!
But wait...YAY! What else did I expect from Disney after all?
We get the happily ever after, but I still have a lot of questions. Like, how did the daughters get out of it?! Is the alliance not a thing anymore?! What happened to obligations?!
HEY! That was pretty g—wait. Hold the phone...
Final thoughts: Not the best, but not the worst.
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