The El Capitan Theatre is my go to spot for seeing new releases and exclusive re-releases of Disney movies. Now through March 6, 2013 “Mulan” is appearing on the big screen at El Capitan. I was so excited to watch this film for the first time! Mulan makes an appearance before every showing. I love the big curtains and the pre-shows at El Capitan. Extra fun for the kiddos!
I was not familiar with the story of Mulan. The film takes place in ancient China and retells the legendary folk tale about a young girl who takes her aged father’s place in the Chinese army. China was faced with the threat of war and the Emperor ordered each family to send one man to fight in the army. Mulan’s father was frail and she knew that he would never survive a battle. She made the difficult choice to go in her father’s place. For years she pretended to be a man as she fought for her family’s honor and for her homeland. She returned to her family as a hero.
Visually the film has a different look for Disney. Obviously it’s an older film but I did liked it’s simplistic style. The battle scene on the mountain is one of my favorite visual moments and shows that sometimes simple is best. My daughter really loved Mushu, Mulan’s side kick. He’s a dragon ancestor (Eddie Murphy) who stands by her through battle. He added hilarious comic relief.
Mulan is an inspiring story for young girls. She shows bravery, determination and loyalty. I think there needs to be a balance of Disney films where the princess isn’t wearing a ball gown and waiting for her prince charming. This is a story about a heroine, a warrior who is just as tough as the guys. Her ultimate goal isn’t looking for her prince charming but for harmony, peace and honor. Don’t fret! There is a handsome guy in the film. But their love connection comes second to her compelling story.
– That’s IT Mom Tee
Daily showtimes for “Mulan” are 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes subject to change.
BREAKFAST WITH MULAN
On Saturdays and Sundays, El Capitan guests may also enjoy a Special Breakfast with Mulan at Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store, and then see the 10:00 a.m. showing of the movie! Seating is limited and reservations are required.
TINY TOT TUESDAYS
The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special “Tiny Tot Tuesday” on February 26, at 10:00 a.m. During this screening of “Mulan” parents and small children can enjoy the movie in a “Tiny Tot” friendly way––complete with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels!
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Tee attended a showing of Mulan to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service.
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