Not going to lie, I thought Mulan was a shoe in for a PG rating. Live action Disney films that we originally animated don’t get above a PG rating. It is the first live action Disney Film to receive at PG-13 rating since Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017.
I was wrong to think that Mulan wouldn’t get a PG-13 rating. But why was it given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA? Well they said it was for sequences of violence.
This doesn’t surprise us as the movie looks like a war movie versus a musical like the animated series.
Here’s the synopsis:
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
The movie stars Yifei Liu in the title role with Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan, Yoson An as Cheng Honghui, Gong Li as Xianniang, and Jet Li as the Emperor.
Mulan hits theaters March 27th!