Overall Rank: 4701
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 21
Theatrical Release Date: 12/19/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/19/2019
Genre: Family, Musical
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Rob Marshall
Actors: Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Plot: Jane and Michael Banks are now grown, with Michael having three children of his own. But growing up in Depression-era London, and facing personal tragedy, the magic has truly gone out of their lives. That is when an old friend returns and Mary Poppins, with the help of Jack, will help them rediscover the joy and wonder in their lives. -- Chris Kavan
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Rod - wrote on 06/02/2019
It was real amazing how it appeared so new and fresh but very reminiscent of the original. I find it surreal when the its musicality and choreography reminds me clearly of the first Mary Poppins. I appreciate how the story line was a careful tweaking of the nostalgic story line we loved. I obviously did not see Mary Poppins (1964) on its original release dates, only to see it so much later. I admit that I have a relatively little appreciation of the original ultimately because it was not made for an audience like me. After watching Mary Poppins Returns, I get to appreciate so much more the family orientation and magic the original brought to the people of its time. I would say that the Mary Poppins franchise remains and will always be the standard of Fantasy-Musical genre. Am I the only …
Indyfreak - wrote on 05/13/2019
This spirited sequel to the Disney classic boasts some lively musical numbers and dazzling animated set-pieces just as in the original film. Thing is though, the movie plays out exactly like the original film. There's little in the way of surprise or innovation so the plot serves mainly as a nostalgia trip. The cast is still good though. Emily Blunt is a natural successor to Julie Andrews. Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer are solid as Jane and Michael Banks who are now grown-up. Lin-Manuel Miranda however is a poor substitute for Dick van Dyke while Colin Firth has a one-dimensional role as the stock evil banker. The best moments of the film are when it tries to make the returning characters mature instead of simply wallowing in nostaglia; a good message for viewers.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/31/2018
“One thing you should know about Mary Poppins: she never explains anything”.
This movie had a lot to live up with it being a sequel to a beloved classic. While I’ve seen the original movie on repeat as a child - it never had that massive impact on me like everyone else, but with each re-watch I found more enjoyment and appreciation for everything that went into it.
So this being a sequel made me curious and wary; I went into this expecting nothing to avoid any disappointment. I sat down, arms crossed and waited patiently for the trailers to be over. When it started, the first 10 or 20 minutes was fine, but I was still critical. After the first musical number “Can You Imagine That?”, I started to warm up a bit and relax more.
However, halfway through the movie I noticed …
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