Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country), the new live adaptation of the famous female warrior Mulan in Chinese classic tale has cast Liu Yi Fei in the titular role. My reaction? I’m rather disappointed….mainly because I was really rooting for a new face to be in the role, especially for the younger group of Chinese actresses who fight nail and needle for their first big break onscreen. Yi Fei doesn’t need that anymore, but investors want their money worth in the Chinese market, so it’s understandable why they went with a well-known face. Still, my hopes….dashed.