Mary Poppins Returns

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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

#11 Post by stuartboy » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:52 pm

Brilliant! Kept thinking I could hear the original songs. Thought Emily Blunt was channeling a definite Miss Jean Brodie though - I could hear an Edinburgh/Scottish accent creeping in.
Did feel Michael Banks was miscast. He looked like a 12 year old wearing a false moustache. In fact he just looked like the original Michael...in a false moustache.
So good to see Dick Van Dyke appear too.
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

#12 Post by asamaic » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:50 am

I actually saw this the other day.

I was very underwhelmed. I thought the film was respectful to the original and I appreciated the DvD cameo, but I doubt this will become a classic! I liked the character of Jane Banks - she seemed very much her mother's daughter with the campaigning and sartorial choices. Michael wasn't what I expected, but I guess he served a plot purpose.

Watchable family friendly film. I do wish that the plot hadn't been so obvious from the very beginning. I know it's a U, but even so!

PS I also thought EB sounded Scottish at times. Maybe she spent her time away from the Banks family nannying in Edinburgh! ;)
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

#13 Post by raj101 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:51 am

the musical side of it was well put together, and the cast were good too, cant really complain. Story felt a bit forced... singing songs about being happy-go-lucky on the eve of your house being repossessed is a bit "mentally ill" if you ask me.

. Good to see they werent afraid to use modern SFX in this old style movie.

3.5 stars. but if you hate musicals, why would you be even watching it?

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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

#14 Post by Bobalina8895 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:21 pm

I absolutely loved this film. It’s magical throughout whilst still having a very dark storyline. Admittedly the sense of loss from the children can be a bit much at times, but I think that makes it all the more magical when the kids are able to break away from reality in their magical worlds of imagination. I wish a had Mary Poppins for a Nanny when growing up!

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