Author's note; I haven't done this for a while, but I'm gonna keep going with them. I am very excited to be writing this, because It's been SO fun researching! Oh, and BTW, if you want to read my article BEFORE this one, the link is link The one before this one isn't as good as the others, but it's alright, I guess.
Note that I had help with this article (wikipedia and such), so I didn't do it alone!
I think you'll enjoy this article, I hope you do. :)
She's the man:
This movie was directed Andy Fickman and Stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, and Robert Hoffman. It starts off with a high school student named Viola who plays on the girl's soccer team and has just been kicked off. When she is refused to play on the BOY'S soccer team, her brother Sebastion asks a favor of her; pretend to be him while he goes to London. And she does, indeed pretend to be her brother and ends up being on the Guy's soccer team at Illyria academy. You can guess what happens next; she probably falls for a guy on the team, right? Yes she does.
This film was directed by Alden E. Habacon and Stars Oscar-winning Peter O'Toole, Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Wimbledon), Sun Li (Fearless with Jet Li), Chinese mega-star Tony Leung Ka Fai (The Lover), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers and Sisters, ABC), Ian Tracey (Intelligence, Da Vinci's Inquest), Kenneth Mitchell (Jericho, NBC) and Charlotte Sullivan (MVP, Alice in Wonderland).
It is about a young Woman named Li Jun living in China who has been disguisng herself as a boy (named Xiao Hu or Little Tiger) due to her being orphaned when she was eight. She disguises herself as a boy so she can go work in a fireworks factory and earn money to make a living. Then one day a Canadian man comes to China and tells the local residents of a job in the Canadian Rockies where they will be paid $1.00 a day if they help work on the railroad. So she and her fellow countrymen head to Canada to place the tracks in the ground.
She soon learns that railroads only bring fortune to the few and that every mile of track is purchased with fear and death. As treachery and prejudice threaten her, Little Tiger must use her wits and courage to fulfill her quest and honour her friends who died in this foreign land
That's all I'm going to tell you, But I will says that she falls in love with the contractor's son. (who is not chinese) and she comes in handy when using esplosions to make room for the tracks. I can guess that you know the similarities...
I made this one a little bit special because... well, it's very much like Mulan! Just a little more gory, voilent, and not necessarily "kid friendly". I myself have never watched it, but I'm quite sure you could rent it from your local movie store or get it off of netflix.
Anyhoo, this film stars
Wei Zhao, Jaycee Chan, Rongguang Yu, and Jun hun and was directed by Jingle Ma and Wei Dong.
It's sort of a mix between the Disney Mulan, and the actual legend. A young woman named Mu Lan discovers that her father is too weak and frail to fight in the war, so she goes in place of him. While she is there, she befriends several soldiers including a man who recognizes her from his village, and the Captain. He (captain) soon realizes that Mu Lan is a woman and falls in love with her *and she with him* while they are in war together.
You can expect this to be something like a chinese and Mulan version of 300
, but a little less gory I think. Either way, I'm guessing this is a very good movie. There are two trailers, to get a better idea of the movie, click link
, but if you want a wee bit less violence, click link
Well, that's all for now... tell me what you think and what you believe needs improvement for my next comparing
article. I'm open to any suggestions on who I should do next, but if there is none I'll just go ahead and continue with Belle
next. Thank you! Xe Xe