Ailun Shi, UC Berkeley
After being hyped up for so long, the Disney remake featured plot holes, one-dimensional characters and cultural inaccuracies.
Cathleen Luo, Columbia University
While ambitious, Disney’s live-action version of the beloved tale falls short of portraying three-dimensional characters, instead relying on broad generalities about Chinese culture.
Audrey Martin, Boston University
The remake is finally being released via the subscription-based streaming service in September for an additional $30 — and that’s just one point of contention.
Asha MacKay, Wellesley College
Disney’s controversial upcoming remake seeks a different audience than the family-favorite animated movie that so many grew up with.
Stina Chang, University of Southern California
Live-action Disney films are revealing a whole new world of magic.
Kate Maxwell, NC State University
It looks like the remake won’t be bringing honor to us all, though.
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
Marvel and Pixar Films are on here too, so keep reading.
Kristina Fernandez, Florida State University
If you’re a nostalgic nineties child, it’s going to be hard to accept Disney’s new-generation remakes.
Terry Nguyen, University of Southern California
It seems obvious for Disney to cast an Asian American as Mulan in the live remake, but Hollywood has whitewashed authentic characters in the past.
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