Director: Darrell Rooney
Mulan 2 (2004)
Mulan and Shang have decided to marry but a mission to escort three princesses to conclude a marriage alliance with a neighbouring country that will guarantee peace and security may provoke tension that will drive a wedge between them. That and the malevolent scheming of Mushu who doesn’t want to lose his ancestral pedestal.
Despite decent new songs (though there’s only two), Mulan 2 degenerates from blandly competent to deliver a toe-curlingly negative and typically American movie message. The film’s moral is “your duty is to your heart” which is a pretty way of saying ‘be selfish.’ Therefore, every character in the movie thinks only of themselves and that, sadly commonplace, attitude is not something we should be passing on to our progeny. Mark Moseley provides a remarkable Eddie Murphy impersonation but gets nothing fun, funny or positive to say throughout the entire film. This sequel is, as with many Disney home video premiere’s, an offensive insult to the original movie.
This movie contains violence.
Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.