This film is part of the ‘Disney Renaissance’ which occurred between 1989-1999. 90s kids will remember these films with fondness. They really were the greatest of the Disney films produced, far better than any half-hearted effort they try to produce now.
This film really was a part of my childhood. It began my active interest in Chinese history and legends. The film’s scenery is just breathtaking, and the score is beautiful. It’s so good to watch a film where catching a man is not the girl’s primary goal. When the male protagonist makes his appearance and has flaws too, well, that’s a bonus!
The film explores the theme of family duty and honour. Its plot is simplistic but works over all and can appeal to both children and adults. A firm favourite with me. Whenever I see what Disney has to offer us in the 21st century, it makes me feel a bit sad and long for the bygone days of Disney.
MY RATING: *** / *****