I keep a box of knick-knacks from my classmates in kindergarten in a box up until now. When my mom once tried to put them up for display, I got mad. You can touch everything else, just not the childhood memorabilia I hold dear. It’s the same thing for movies, stories, and TV shows we grew up with. No one has attempted a remake of anything without being met with the fury of a thousand tweets. Take for example how everyone doesn’t like the fact that the live-action remake of Mulan will have no songs.
The Mulan audience of today is different. Just take a look at how we’re adults now. The kids of today have been exposed to an online sphere early on. Times have changed but not what Mulan teaches. Cheesy, but, hey, it’s what your literature teachers were yammering about when they talked about the importance of reading Greek mythology.
Let’s also commend how in this remake, they won’t be whitewashing anyone. A source from the movie crew confirmed that the lead characters will be Chinese. It’s one thing to make a new version, another thing to recreate it that puts the story out of context.
We’ll be watching out for the next updates regarding the live-action Mulan. Until then, we’re going to be watching the cartoon version. No matter what happens today, at least that will remain untouched.