Mary Poppins Returns Reviews
In the film the bank want to take the Bank`s house , they have until friday to pay all the money, Mary poppins entrance are great, the film is very ool and funny
Walt Disney's original film is both highly regarded, as well as considered a bit of a relic of its time. Although its appeal has not diminished with the iconic music, and memorable performances of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke from the original film. Emily Blunt makes the role of Mary Poppins her own marvelously, with a stricter and firm portrayal than from Julie Andrews kinder take on the magical nanny. Blunt gives Mary Poppins a slight edge while maintaining her gentle side. The supporting cast do splendid jobs in their roles. Some honorable mentions include Lin-Manuel Miranda is very charming as Jack, a lamplighter and former apprentice to Bret from the original film. Meryl Streep brings a delightfully quirky performance as Mary Poppins Eastern European cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury (who voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated version of Beauty and the Beast) has a very sweet small role during an uplifting musical number towards the end of the film.
The musical score and songs is helmed by Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman, and Scott Wittman. Their songs are not only highly enjoyable but have a surprising amount of depth to them. Although, they lack the irresistible charm and feel more like counterparts to the Sherman Brothers tunes. That's not to say the songs are in anyway as bad as some would have you believe, they're beautifully crafted and feature some wonderful messages for both kids and adults. Some of my standout favorites in the film are "Can you Imagine That?", "A Cover Is Not the Book", and "Trip A Little Light Fantastic". However, the song that is my #1 favorite in the film is the one Angela Lansbury sings called "Nowhere to Go but Up". It's a truly beautiful finale song. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman do a tremendous job integrating the songs while moving the plot forward at the same time.
The story of this sequel delivers a big dose of nostalgia. It tends to feel as though it almost mirrors that of the 1964 film, but still manages to expand upon its predecessor. Although, it hints at an important part of the plot rather early on in the film. The visual effects and animation are quite possibly even more magical than the original. I'm especially glad Disney stayed true to the originals legacy of using traditional hand drawn animation. Not only that the film also featured some pretty neat computer graphic imagery, particularly during the ocean scene in with the dolphins in the "Can You Imagine That?" musical sequence.
Overall Mary Poppins Returns is a truly wonderful follow up to its predecessor. Emily Blunt is a fantastic new Mary Poppins for a new generation, with an equally impressive supporting cast. The score and songs are exceptionally beautiful. Even if you don't find yourself humming the tunes when the movies over doesn't mean they are necessarily bad, they just don't quite reach the standards set by the Sherman Brothers. It honors the legacy of the 1964 film with its music, visual effects, and animation. The plot is similar to the original, but suffers from revealing is plot quite early in the film. Yet it still manages to capture much of the magic of the original film quite brilliantly.
First of all, Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins surprised me. Although I've saw just on film which she was in (film name is The Girl On the Train), I didn't think that she could fit the role. But amazingly, she could. She did a great job, especially the dancing scenes which I don't like that much but those scenes are amazing.
The makeup is so good. Emily Blunt is so beautiful, like I could fall in love with her. (Just kidding. I was just saying how beautiful she was in the movie.)
The costume is also cool too. I bet the costume designer put a lot of effort to it. I love that they chose the old times rather than the current era. (You know what I mean. I love the English's old times because the costumes are so cool.) I totally love their outfits.
The acting is also good, especially, Ben Whishaw. I couldn't even recognise him because of his moustache. When he started to talk, I could recognise him. At that time, I was like oh, it's Ben Whishaw. LOL.
Everything is perfect in the film. The location, the settings and all, but there are two things I don't like. One is maybe because I'm not that much into original score, I don't like the songs. Those songs they sang made me annoyed. Every time they started to sing, I wished those scenes needed to over soon, so that I could continue to watch.
The other thing I don't like is the film is full of dancing scenes. It's like an Indian film where a lot of people are coming out of where the audiences don't know where they are coming out, out of the blue. I kind of don't like those kinds of films.
To summarise, the story is so simple but maybe the director is good, it didn't make me bored. I watched this last night before going to bed. At that time, I had semi-heavy eyes, but I didn't feel sleepy or fall asleep. I could watch it from beginning to end. Some scenes are funny and some scenes are sad, plus some songs made sad more and more. You will feel some emotions and at the same time, it will make you feel warm to see how Mary Poppins take care of children. So, it's a film that is good to enjoy with family. It's totally worth spending time with.