- Erik Matti was able to watch the recently-released live-action adaptation of “Mulan”
- He aired his disappointment through a lengthy social media post on September 7
- The veteran filmmaker claimed that the movie did not get the “soul” of the original version
- According to Matti, the much-awaited remake was nothing but highly-diluted
Erik Matti recently took to social media his disappointment after watching Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan.”
KAMI learned that the much-awaited adaptation starring Chinese actress Yifei Liu was finally released on September 4, following multiple delays due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis.
Through Facebook, the “BuyBust” director admitted that he had been waiting for the live-action version of the said 1998 animated film. He even revealed that he loved the trailer when it first came out.
However, after finally watching the full version, Matti claimed that the movie did not get the “soul” of the original version.
He also stated that he will watch the animated version again to refresh his memory and forget the “highly-diluted” live-action adaptation.
“Watched the original one with my kids over and over again when they were growing up. I know every montage and plotpoint including all the memorable songs. Now, I’ve finally seen the highly anticipated overhyped live action version. What a disappointment! It feels old and backward than the animated version. Boring, bland and by the numbers,
“I guess this is what happens when you only want to cash in on a franchise… Even the action parts look tired and rehashed with lots of parts where the editing jumps here and there... But I’ll rewatch the animated one again just to preserve the best memory of how I want to remember Mulan before it was ruined by this heavily diluted generic live action version,” he wrote.
Erik Matti is an award-winning filmmaker in the Philippines. He was at the helm of well-acclaimed movies such as “On the Job,” “Honor Thy Father,” and “Seklusyon.”
Several months ago, he slammed a social media user who claimed that he did not want Liza Soberano to be the next “Darna.”
The veteran director also fumed at the inclusion of Vice Ganda’s film on this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
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