The simple answer: A better, more accurate version of the legend was released in China in 2009. The Disney version strayed far from the legend, and featured implausible action sequences.
The Disney story is said to be influenced by Maxing Hong Kingston's "The Woman Warrior". This book was panned by Asian American scholars as "a distorted ...
I heard that the initial audience study of Mulan live action did well in China when they did the test.
Shouldn't the Chinese audience be proud that a Hollywood studio finally made a Chinese legend film?
Probably. If they had gotten things right.
Mulan (both the original animated version and the live-action version) never did well in China.
Couple of reasons:
Mulan 2020 isn't really a good film. It suffers from the same flaws as Disney's other live adaptation remakes. I can go into a lot of details here, but to summarize, the originals were made by masters of their craft but are seemingly being reinterpreted by film makers (or possibly executives) that don't understand theirs, to the point ...