Friday, June 8, 2012
Top 10 Reasons Why Mulan Ain't No Princess
Mulan is unquestionably the best Disney heroine of all time. It seems insufficient to place her alongside the demure, sometimes fragile princesses from the classics, and the whiny, sometimes emo 'modern' princesses of the Renaissance. I've mentioned before that I don't count Mulan as a Disney princess. Here's why:
Umm...enough said. Aren't those the requirements of being a princess? But I'll go on, because I can.
She also has no evil stepmother. (Why do so many princesses either have no mother or a stepmother who hates them?) Mulan has loving parents, and a hilarious grandmother to boot!
She destroys the entire Hun army with just one canon. Talk about efficient!
In fact, she rescues him. Multiple times. One time she uses her shoe!
...using a Chinese paper fan!
Shoes. Fans. Seriously, she's so resourceful!
And she uses a sword. Automatic awesome points.
I don't believe for a second that Sleeping Beauty or Snow White's hair could stay in tact in their sleep. Normal girls don't wake up looking flawless.
She gets a crush. And he doesn't notice her at all. Finally. A romance I can relate to. (Granted, I'm pretty sure the reason my crushes didn't like me back was NOT because they thought I was a man. At least I really hope not.)
Hmm...maybe I need to take a cue from her.
Mulan is the best!!
(thanks to disneyscreencaps.com for all images)