MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Theatrical Release USA 2018)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Mary Poppins Returns presents itself well across the board. Casting, makeup, costuming, stage design, script writing, dialogue...all good. However, this movie did not catch the innocence and whimsical carefreeness that was present in the original Mary Poppins show. The use of lamp lighters rather than chimney sweeps is brilliant. Lin Manuel Miranda has a terrific voice and deserves kudos for singing ability. Don’t miss it. It’s definitely worth time and money for a family share film and will interest all age groups, but be sure and watch the first Mary Poppins before viewing the second.

Storyline

Mary Poppins returns to help the adult Michael Banks and his family.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Rob Marshall for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Callum McDougall for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt), Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer), Annabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh), Georgie (Joel Dawson), Ellen (Julie Walters), and Cousin Topsy (Meryl Streep).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. To continue the Banks’ family story, this movie serves as a good watch; but, the best film of the two Mary Poppins films is the first Mary Poppins movie.


Ben Meyers


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