You should not pay to watch Disney’s Mulan, the biggest blockbuster (so far) to open exclusively on streaming video, for several reasons. First, because the price tag is a gouge job: $29.99 for an under-two-hour movie, on top of the seven bucks a month you need to pay to subscribe to Disney Plus. Second, because the movie wasn’t just made in cooperation with the bureaucratic despotism in Beijing; it was partially filmed in Xinjiang, the westward region of China whose Muslim inhabitants are being ruthlessly persecuted and culturally erased. Third, because — as almost always with these Disney live-action homages …
This article appears as “Shilling for the Bad Guys” in the October 19, 2020, print edition of National Review.
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