The upcoming Mulan movie will be the first live-action film remake based on the classic Disney cartoon to receive an adult rating of PG-13 for the presence of cruelty scenes.
If you thought that making a film about a "warrior girl with a sword" with a child rating is merely unrealistic, then you probably don't know the Walt Disney Company well. If desired, the company could well get the creators to cut the bloodiest scenes, keeping within the G/PG ratings.
However, the studio management clearly understood that in this case, Mulan would significantly lose in entertainment, and therefore could not attract a mass audience. Thus, the PG-13 rating (Parental Guidance: Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13) will be the golden mean that will allow the whole family to come and watch the movie.
It should be noted that all previous remakes of the new wave from Disney, including Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, went under the ratings of G and PG. The latest PG-13 studio film was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
Let us remind you that the Mulan movie tells the story of a woman warrior from a medieval Chinese ballad about Hua Mulan, who goes to defend the country from invaders instead of her sick father.
The director of the picture was Niki Caro, and the leading roles were played by Liu Yifei (Forbidden Kingdom), Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha), Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jet Li (Once Upon a Time in China) and others.
The premiere of the Mulan movie will be held on March 27, 2020.