Okay. So there’s a theory out there about this movie that I’m going to throw out to you all. I’m not sure I agree with it, but at the same time, I’m not sure I don’t. It really makes a lot of sense if you think about it, but I fairly confident it was not a planned story by the creators of the movie. But it certainly fits. So here goes.
The Great Stone Dragon is featured three times in the movie: First, Mulan stands beside the statue when she sings about how she wishes her outside would match her inside, and that her actions and appearances were in line with her inner character. Second, Mulan sits on the base of the statue watching her father pass his final night before going off to war, it is here that she makes her decision to take his place. And the third time is when the ancestors attempt – and fail – to awaken the spirit.
So why does the statue crumble? Because it’s empty. Because the spirit of the Great Stone Dragon has already awakened and given Mulan the strength she needed to make her decision and go to war in her father’s stead. Mulan woke the dragon (calm down, Viserys) when she sang ‘Reflection’ beside him, and he gave her his spirit when she sat in the rain watching her father, passing to her all of the strength of the Great Stone Dragon. So when the ancestors try to wake him, he’s already gone.
Anyway that’s the theory. As I said, I don’t know that I buy into it, but it certainly makes a lot of sense.
My childhood just got more beautiful
I’d always wondered why it didn’t work! Honestly this theory makes perfect sense. The spirit wasn’t there to talk her OUT of going to war, it was there to give her the strength and courage to do it in the first place.
And it means that the statue wasn’t a DUD, the ancestors just didn’t understand how it worked.
“Deep Fried Gadgets”, Henry Hargreaves.
this is white ppl i-dont-know-what-to-do-with-my-money shit
Then they say shit like “this is a searing indictment of us consumerism omg”
Um no its the “artist” being a pretentious wasteful rich bitch sorry
what is the point of this tho
What if they are made of cookie and are artfully decorated with icing?…
That isn’t even the right charger for a MacBook.
I’M THE MOTHERFUCKING PRINCESS.
♫ it’s going down, i’m yelling Simba ♫
IT’S BEEN 20 YEARS
WHAT DO YOU MEAN ITS BEEN 20 YEARS
oh my god…
[Dying elephant noises]
The story of my personal and professional life.
they’re so CUTE
If Lupita is the real life Disney Princess, can Jennifer be the real life quirky side kick?
This is the best one I’ve seen.
“The Ride” by Rodolphe Guenoden
HOLD THE FUCK UP
Roses are red
And true love is rare
Booty booty booty booty
These cats have no fucking idea what is happening.
Oh my god.
Those poor cats and omg I can’t breathe at all.
this is 10% evil and 90% hilarious
i am in class softly laughing into my sleeve
3rd gif is killing me
This awesome video features Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2Cellos, playing their phenomenal “BaRock style” arrangement of the hard rock classic for a completely bewildered 17th century audience. The concept is wonderful, but the actual performance is astonishing.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
ok that was seriously badass. PLAY, CROATIAN BEAUTIES, PLAY WHILE I SHIP YOU.
i love the way the sound changes as the bows gradually disintegrate, too.
that was FUCKING AWESOME.