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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2020 8:21 p.m. PST

…filmed in Xinjiang.

"Disney's Mulan remake is facing fresh boycott calls after it emerged some of the blockbuster's scenes were filmed in China's Xinjiang, where widespread rights abuses against the region's Muslim population have been widely documented.

The lavish US$200 million film about a legendary female Chinese warrior was already tangled in political controversy after star Liu Yifei voiced support for Hong Kong's police as they cracked down on anti-government protests last year.

But the latest furore exploded as soon as the credits stopped rolling after the movie began showing on the Disney+ channel last week…"
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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2020 5:06 a.m. PST

Hollywood is China's bitch now. Hollywood dare not displease Master.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2020 5:11 a.m. PST

Yeah, I think I'll give this one a miss.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2020 5:37 a.m. PST

Three Rules for Avoiding Criticism:

1). Say nothing

2). Do nothing

3). Be nothing

JMcCarroll12 Sep 2020 5:43 a.m. PST

I'm more pissed on Disney+ not showing the movie!

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2020 6:47 a.m. PST

What ruins Mulan for me is my suspicion that the creators will sway too far from the original tale's ancient themes of "filial piety", and be too firmly rooted in post-modernism. Isn't there also some concern with the actress condemning the Hong Kong protest movement?

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2020 7:22 a.m. PST

I think it is time to defrost Walt's head and attach it to a robot body, so that he can open up a major can of "wup-a**" on the Disney executives and restore the company's original goal of providing wholesome family entertainment. My family and I enjoy Disney world and the old classic movies. We need to leave well enough alone.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2020 11:05 a.m. PST

Disney's decision making seems to be highly questionable of late, with real economic consequences for its shareholders.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2020 11:16 a.m. PST


John… only Hollywood…? (smile)


Buzzard Keeper12 Sep 2020 4:35 p.m. PST

A) People are upset about something?…wow that never happens.
B) Is anyone wargaming Mulan? Or is this completely irrelevant to this forum?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2020 4:39 p.m. PST

It's nice to see that the Guardians of Wargaming Relevance Integrity on TMP are on the job.

Earl of the North13 Sep 2020 1:59 a.m. PST

The reviews I've seen so far seem to suggest that you would be better of boycotting it because it seems to be a dud rather than any political reason.

USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2020 5:35 a.m. PST

Hollywood is China's bitch now. Hollywood dare not displease Master.

You can add the NBA to the list. I'll never watch another game.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2020 2:59 p.m. PST


Agree with John about the old club WRI….(smile)… always the same old question…


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 2:47 p.m. PST

OFM is pretty spot on.

The Last Conformist15 Sep 2020 10:02 a.m. PST

Why film it in Xinjiang anyway? The original story is set rather further east.

Stoppage16 Sep 2020 3:39 p.m. PST

@buzzard keeper

Is anyone wargaming Mulan? Or is this completely irrelevant to this forum?

Isn't this flick about a chick who joins the army for some reason?

She'll actually be a soldier rather than just playing with toy ones.

PS. You may be committing an offence against the RSPCA – Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

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