Talk:Mulan

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There has been a dispute over whether the criticisms are warranted. Though the user who brought the dispute is banned, his comments (which I cannot appraise, since I haven't see Mulan) may be valid, so can somebody familiar with this film see the articles history and look at WilsonB's edits, and determine if they merit inclusion? JacobB 22:45, 31 December 2009 (EST)

The central message in Mulan is filial piety; however, that concept may not be familiar to you in America. So most people assume it is feminism. As for WilsonB's additions, you were right to remove them. The story is over a thousand years old (but not from BC as he said) so it can not be an allegory to anything modern. Why would Disney put politics in a cartoon for children?--Wuhao1911 23:00, 31 December 2009 (EST)
Thank you for the review, Wuhao. I always learn a little from your edits, from you whole pages on Chinese history and culture to little snippets like this on the theme of an ancient poem. Perhaps the The Ballad of Mulan, redlinked on the page, deserves an entry on Conservapedia? I can't think of anybody more qualified than you! JacobB 23:08, 31 December 2009 (EST)
Yes, I will add that to my future projects.--Wuhao1911 23:11, 31 December 2009 (EST)

Occult

While most of WilsonB's edits have been reverted, I have taken a look at the article based on one of his criticisms and he seems to have been warranted in his objection to this (though not his rudeness). This is a Disney film about ancient China - it makes no more sense to call this "occultic" than it does to decry The Beauty and the Beast for having a talking clock or candelabra. JacobB 23:50, 31 December 2009 (EST)

Wilson was bad-tempered, and I don't believe for a minute that he was ever a conservative, but his point is well-taken.
  • The Ancestors are deceased members of the Fu family that, in a ghost like form, still have very real connections with the living world. In fact, Mulan's father prays to them. Christian Spotlight on the Movies
It may be a bit heavy-handed to associate ancestor worship with the occult, but a bigger question is whether the Chinese "veneration" of ancestors goes this far. --Ed Poor Talk 09:34, 20 January 2010 (EST)