Mulan

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: G

Disney's 36th full-length animated feature chronicles the adventures of Mulan, a strong-willed young Chinese woman who clashes with her traditional culture.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A woman bathes presumably naked (only her shoulders are seen) in a lake and several men join her. She later gets out of the water and wraps herself in a towel.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A battle scene with many flying arrows, lots of cannon fire and a huge army of men on horseback. A man is swept away by a rocket and crashes into a fireworks tower which explodes (presumably killing him). An avalanche covers an army of men in snow (presumably killing most of them). A post-battle scene shows many men dead on the ground amongst rubble and flames. A woman is injured and has a bloody wound on her stomach. A group of large men attack and kidnap the Emperor - there's some sword-fighting, punching and kicking. A fist-fight causes some bruises and property damage. The bad guys are huge and very menacing with yellow eyes. A woman's dress catches on fire and a bird's feathers are incinerated. Mulan is being bullied by her army mates. We see a ghost whose head has been cut off (he holds it in his hands).

PROFANITY 1 - Some very mild insults and mild name calling. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Cross-dressing, feudal societies, sexism and feminism, arranged marriages, tradition, honor, ghosts and spirits.

MESSAGE - Regarding women as inferior is not only wrong, it is stupid. Intelligence will triumph over brawn.

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