Mary Poppins Returns Reviews

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January 20, 2019
Luminous, delightful, UPlifting, creative, imaginative, hopeful, playful, joyful. Overflowing with talent! The score, the acting, the costumes. What a gift.
January 20, 2019
What a disappointment. The dancing and choreography were very poor. I couldn't wait for it to end.
January 20, 2019
For a movie in it's gender (musical & fantasy) is good. As a sequel is worthy but never superior. The main actress (Emily Blunt) lacks the charm, charisma y good vibes of Julie Andrews.
January 20, 2019
Joyful and carefree -- and after 50 years, a delight to renew my acquaintance with Mary Poppins. Lin Manuel Miranda is excellent.
January 20, 2019
I'd rather see it in a theatre. However, Emily Blunt is practically perfect in every way.
January 20, 2019
As a child, Mary Poppins was my favorite. I was torn about watching this one because I didn't think it was possible to come close to the orginal, let alone top it. I was wrong, it was done wonderfully with so much attention to detail. If you didn't watch the Julie Andrews version a million times, you probably won't catch the references, but they're EVERYWHERE....especially in the clothing. I can't wait until the dvd releases.
½ January 20, 2019
This movie relies on way too much singing and dancing rather than telling a story. The kids in the movie are extremely annoying and because of this this movie have me a headache. Furthermore, the cgi is awful on how you could see the white lining around the characters. Also, the villain in the story was just plain out weak. He barely said anything and the writers could have gotten more creative with his character but they didn´┐ 1/2 1/2(TM)t. Emily Blunt did do a good job with the acting however, and it did show some creative scenes which I did like. But overall the movie was just a headache literally, and WAY too much singing. 1/2 a star.
January 20, 2019
I know this is sacrilegious, but perhaps the worst movie I've seen in years, and that's saying something. Not worht renting, you will not finish it.
January 20, 2019
I expected to get the Disney feeling when going to see this movie and have half the songs stuck in my head but ended up with neither. The movie does have good story telling, Emily Blunt did very well as Mary Poppins, seeing Dick Van Dyke to me was the highlight of the film and the movie does share nice disney magic moments. But it's mostly just flashy and all show but no go in the Disney magic. I wasn't a fan of the songs I actually think they will be very forgettable, Lin-Manuel Miranda's rap singing wasn't completely out of place as I thought It would be but still think it was unnecessary to put in the film overall it's not great but a fun Disney musical.
January 20, 2019
Yeah ok....bit slow....loved Emily Blunt but wasn?t a patch on the original
January 20, 2019
Truly fantastic film ,the Mary Poppins magic is back
½ January 20, 2019
Aspects of this film were entertaining and allowed me to suspend disbelief. And aspects failed at that. One of the biggest problems of ultra high-resolution film is that is makes suspending disbelief 10x harder. The effects and dancing have to be better then ever. And they just were not. The choreography of dance scenes was utterly pathetic compared to the old days of 2 angles and the best dancers on earth accomplishing breathtaking feats in 1 take. Now its a massive montage of camera angles changing so fast there is literally nothing great being accomplished to astonish your senses. It's like our only hope for skilled movement portrayal is in Chinese cinema these days. That and the amount pitch correction in certain lead roles is utterly pathetic. Some of them were clearly good singers. Clearly identifiable by detectable pitch correction or lack thereof. That's my 2 cents. See it at home when its on Amazon. You might be able to suspend disbelief more easily. All that being said, if your kid is under 7, def go to the movie, they will probably love it.
January 19, 2019
Amazing choreography and the plot was simple yet interesting.
January 19, 2019
I´┐ 1/2 1/2(TM)m a huge fan of the original. I loved this. It didn´┐ 1/2 1/2(TM)t disappoint. I liked that they didn´┐ 1/2 1/2(TM)t recreate it, but I do feel the soo detract left a bit to be desired. It was slightly copycat but updated. I´┐ 1/2 1/2(TM)d see it again.
January 19, 2019
Well done! Very special for me to experience Mary Poppins Returns with my two 20+ daughters. My wife and I originally shared our childhood Mary Poppins with them. Now they got to share this with me. No words. Lin-Manuel Miranda nailed it!!!!
January 19, 2019
despite good dancing and singing - nothing that was new or original, this was quite boring. With all new songs that couldn't resonate with original lovers of Mary Poppins. There is also too many long animated elements. without a strong story line and character development; I was bored. It lacked soul. I'm not one to usually critique movies but this was very disappointing.
January 19, 2019
The ONLY reason I'm giving this film 2 out of 5 is because it was beautifully shot and choreographed. And the casting of Lin-Manuel Miranda - who was by far the stand out actor. Apart from this, it´┐ 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2(TM)s just a disjointed storyline, with dragging scenes that added zero to moving the story forward. In fact, if you took out all the stuff that added nothing to the story, the movie would shrink to 30 minutes long, maximum. There was zero character development, instead it relied on a combination of special effects, songs and dance, and random cameos none of which saved this movie.
½ January 19, 2019
magic magic oh my mary poppins is pure delight
January 19, 2019
I loved the original movie at the young age of 5. This sequel takes me back to 17 cherry lane and the magical world only Mary Poppins could take me. I laughed, clapped and even almost cried once or twice. I love the way Lin-Manuel Miranda brought his rap twist and enthusiasm to the remake. Well acted, great animation and the musical parts were perfect. Emily Blunt didn´┐ 1/2(TM)t try to change the original character which i loved. I hope everyone takes their children or grandchildren to this wonderful fantasy place.
January 19, 2019
A movie that no one was asking for has the impossible task of following a true classic. Disney doesn't totally blow it, but ultimately it doesn't do enough to stand on it's own or add to the original.

WHAT I LIKED:

- Visually beautiful. The Mary Poppins story told with 2018 special effects adds the perfect touch to make the fantasy scenes truly spectacular.
- The animated scene in the bowl was particularly well done using a great vintage animation-style you don't see often any more. I especially liked the hand-drawn style of the wardrobe in that scene.
- Emily Blunt is superb with impossible shoes to fill. But she is the perfect balance of serious and playful.
- The costumes and set design over-all were very well done. The movie was a visual treat the entire time.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:

- These characters are all VERY quick to just accept Mary Poppins is here for apparently no reason. No one was trying to hire a nanny. The kids seem to have been very independent for quite some time. It's all rather random.
- Meryl Streep's scene was a complete waste-of-time, except to give her an excuse to be cartoonishly over-the-top.
- I didn't care about ANY of the songs! The best part of the original was the catchy songs burned in our brains. I couldn't name one song from the new one as I left the theater. Nothing to sing along to, no "Step In Time" or "Spoonful of Sugar." All I picture in my head is endless singing aboutÔŽ whatever. Just didn't stick. This is perhaps the biggest failure of the movie. Looked great but I just didn't connect with any of the songs. It's a musical following one of the most beloved family musicals of all time, and they made forgettable songs no one will remember. It is no surprise that none of the songs in this movie got nominated for any awards.
- The forced integration was a little blatant. I agree movie casts need to be more diverse. But this really felt like shoehorning in people of color in to 1930s England just to fill some kind of quota.
- Obsession with the bank and money was the opposite of the original. What happened to enjoy life? Now it's be smarter about your finances? And Mary Poppins didn't solve anything. She merely distracted the children from bothering their father from searching for a stock note. In the end, money falls from nowhere and we're done. Huh?
- The father, Michael, claimed to be an artist but they showed no interest in art or pursuing that as a career. How did he survive that long with three kids? Where is his art? Why does HE need to be reminded to enjoy life? He's already is living creatively according to him, but has to work in the bank part time. He doesn't quit his job in the end or become a better artist. Their problems just go away and all is well. Pointless.

I imagine this movie will be forgotten just like "Return to Oz" and more recently "Oz" have both faded in to obscurity instead of building on a classic. Instead of mining classic movies from 55 years ago, an original movie would have been a better way to go. Then there would be no pressure of living up to the original. Ultimately it was just too much to live up to and it didn't make it.
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