Parents' Guide to

Mulan II

By Betsy Wallace, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Mediocre sequel has lightweight story; some peril, violence.

Movie G 2005 79 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+


This movie pretty much ruined everything I like about Mulan. Mulan showed a strong female role who DOESN'T end up with a man at the end. I love it. And then I watched Mulan II. In Mulan, she literally saved China and is given tons of respect at the end. In II, she literally is just this girl who teaches younger girls how to fight, not as a job but just because they beg her to. The whole plot is to get girls to marry princes, and the "happy ending" is Mulan marries Shang. Like, hurrah! another one... MULAN IS AMAZING AND TOTALLY INSPIRING AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES I LOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mulan II, as I have stated, is a bucket of scrambled eggs. (I hate scrambled eggs). The only reason I gave it two stars is because it has a couple of really good songs. I wouldn't recommend watching it, but there are some good parts. The middle of the movie is just a lot of arguments with Shang and Mulan, and the princesses flirting with Yao, Chien Po, and Ling. It doesn't leave you happy and inspired and proud to be a strong woman. It leaves you being like, is there a Mulan III?
age 4+

A good sequel to the first mulan

This sequel is very fun to watch and it doesn't have many dark scenes or dark humor so I'm pretty sure it's okay for even a young kid to watch, I'm sure your kid will love the fact that all the characters from the disney original Mulan are included, including the 3 soldiers,

Is It Any Good?

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Good voice actors such as Ming-Na Wen as Mulan and Pat Morita as the emperor return for the sequel to the much-loved Mulan, but it has it problems. Clearly the creators had some difficulty figuring out how to build on the legend. Mulan II plays like a Saturday-morning cartoon, with a lightweight story that has China's savior playing matchmaker to three princesses. Although in the first movie Mulan's independence and sense of self led her to disobey her father to protect him and save her country, here "following your heart" means that characters fall in love instantaneously and then disregard agreements made with their parents. Instead of strong, they seem selfish and flighty.

Adding to the silliness is Mulan's watchful dragon, Mushu. It's difficult to understand Disney's decision to include even more of this annoying character the second time around. Here, out of jealousy, he stirs up misunderstandings and eventually a grave conflict between Mulan and Shang. In the end, events and feelings sort themselves out, but the process isn't very pleasant to watch. The trouble he causes isn't funny, it's sad. The DVD includes a shadow-identifying game that may prove difficult for kids. The "World of Mulan" feature is fun and educational, with an exploration of Chinese cultural symbols.

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