First things first I've to state my excitement on seeing Jet Li with his martial arts theatrics on screen again. Donnie Yen also put on a stellar performance, he's always serving hot hot well synchronized Martial arts for the big screen.
The movie Mulan has a lot of perks, it tackles a major ill in the society. Some may see the movie as targeting Misogyny and Patriarchy(which it does). I'd say in general the movies speaks to us to desist from that need to put down or isolate those we consider different. The movie has a strong message.
BUT!!! Here comes the part where the movie just got me all errr. So the lead actress journey's her way up to become the finest warrior but along the line there were so many clichés. The incessant appearance of the phoenix to send that goosebump feeling, you will come across these virtues a lot “Loyal, Brave and True”.
A whole lot of other things which will be considered spoilers but in the end it's a solid 3/5.