The iconic nanny Mary Poppins story comes alive again in a sequel musical called Mary Poppins Returns. Full of magic, like only Disney can create, Mary Poppins Returns delivers a wondrous film where yesterday comes at us with adventure, happiness and hope. The passion and creativity of those behind this new movie deliver an instant modern classic that you must see with your families. Need more encouragement to get your tickets and watch it together on December 19th? I give my Mary Poppins Returns Review with 7 Reasons Why Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns With More Than a Spoonful of Sugar.
Disney invited me to an all expense trip to enjoy the Mary Poppins Returns Movie World Premiere. All opinions shared are 100% my own.
Mary Poppins Returns Movie Review: 7 Reasons Why Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns With More Than a Spoonful of Sugar
The rated PG movie will captivate your imagination and hearts from the first image. It definitely did mine, and I can watch it over and over again. You are going to be immersed in a beautiful adventure of hope that delivers an uplifting feeling in the most amazing way. Not surprisingly, there are bountiful points to explain how formidable this film is. I offer you 7 Reasons Why Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns With More Than a Spoonful of Sugar:
get ready for a magnificent set of lyrics and score that will have you singing happily for days on end!
You have already read our amazing interviews with Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda who light up the screen. But they are not alone. For starters, Meryl Streep gets us all playful and upside down while legendary Dick Van Dyke charms us with his smile as does his song and dance. The children the older Banks siblings, everyone comes together to bring to life in an epic way the Mary Poppins Returns vision of Director Rob Marshall. Yes, we have him to thank for it all. And what about Julie Andrews? While she declined to be a part of the sequel, her Mary Poppins lives on!
A Mary Poppins of sorts of her own, as Lin-Manuel Miranda described her, Sandy Powell shares her genius in the most supercalifragilistic outfits ever. Be on the lookout for them all, but especially for the hand-painted colorful ones. They are simply incredible.
Oh, the adventures await and will get everyone looking for their very own!
Not a remake but a remarkable sequel:
Mary Poppins Returns continues the story. You can definitively hear and see the echoes of the original, but this one stands alone in its own right.
The London Setting:
This film is a love letter to London and you appreciate it right from the start when the cameras take us on our journey. It is superb and the opening song will leave no doubt! Get ready to sing along.
There are many. The easter eggs do give a nod to Disney’s Mary Poppins Classic. During our interview, the director shared that there is a table in the set that comes from the original. He also confirmed easter egg after easter egg. So be on the lookout!
This is just a glimpse of why Why Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns With More Than a Spoonful of Sugar. Bottom line, Disney’s Musical Mary Poppins Returns is where nostalgia meets today and we have a practically perfect in every way modern classic. Have your tickets for release day, December 19th?
About Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns
In Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS, an all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all-new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
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