Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns

DVD - 2019
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Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help Michael's three children, along with grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, through a difficult period in their lives.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] : Disney, [2019]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Raynam
Jul 21, 2019

Just a waste,Disney just wants money nothing else.There can and only will be one Mary Poppins,Julie Andrews.
Emily Blunt a great actress but not for this role,she can't sing.Sorry no stars.

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roxiekat21
Jul 20, 2019

couldnt even finishing watching it! this is proof that most movies do not need or should have a sequel.....

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Courier2003
Jul 19, 2019

Waited a long time for this. Not as good as original with Julie Andrews. Great to see Dick Van Dyke do some soft shoe. Interesting to see a ladder mounted on lin-Manuel's bicycle to carry riders.

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geratho
Jul 17, 2019

Big production, great work and performances throughout but strangely not compelling at all. Just about everything seems contrived. Ben Wishaw’s character is so bummed out and depressed that his good performance kind of drags the movie down with it. The screenplay and plot devices are clunky so the film never gets any rhythm and for me just didn’t work. This should have been an easy going romp but even the music was tedious. You could remember and almost sing every song from the original but I doubt anyone’s going to have that kind of luck with this one. No idea why they made this sequel or how they thought they were pulling it off. Maybe young kids will like it but it’s far darker than the original.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Jul 16, 2019

A good 2nd chapter to the original "Mary Poppins." The DVD even comes with a sing-along version so you can karoke along with the movie during the musicals. As an adult, I found the bonus material most interesting. Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda were cast perfectly with the extra treat cameos from Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, and Colin Firth.

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kewellington
Jul 16, 2019

Unwatchable. Often distasteful. Not wholesome at all. My 4 year old who loves the original version calls this new continuation "the scary Mary Poppins".
Why Disney felt the need to twist and pollute such a genteel character (Ie. having Mary Poppins lifting up her skirt while singing of "Nellie Rubina" who's "roots were lush and green...when Mr Hickory saw her blossoms blooming...he took root despite her bark, and now there's seedlings everywhere")...well, the added sexual innuendos are downright lewd for a children's movie.
And apparently why Disney can no longer produce a clean plot line without adding stress/tension (ie. having the children kidnapped by wild-eyed demonic wolves and other such characters) is beyond me.
It seems that wholesomeness is dead simply to cater to the satirical interests of millenial parents.
We never made it to the end. Not worth the time.

DanielVaniel Jul 15, 2019

To make a sequel several decades later with a new cast & pulling from original literature, & to score a whole-new soundtrack (accounting for music's evolution since Julie Andrews was 29 years old) seems pretty daunting. In my opinion, this stretch was achieved successfully to make a connection to, but also an original offshoot from the first movie. If one wanted a carbon copy of the first movie, that's not going to happen. But if you want an original with a highly talented cast & slightly varied story, that did happen. The only part I found untasteful was that the effects used (which are in deference to the original effects available at the time of the first movie) have a bit of a Roger-Rabbit look & synthetic feel that detract from the blithesome offer of the music itself.

I found Emily Blunt's performance both subtle & very elegantly executed, adding an emotional & empathetic side to the character that wasn't truly available in the first. She did a fantastic job, & I think Lin-Manuel Miranda's talents were excellently suited to his role.

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kwylie04
Jul 13, 2019

A decently entertaining romp back into the world where a spoonful of sugar made the medicine go down under the London sky. I went into this movie with no expectation that it would be anywhere near as good as the first classic film, and I was right to.

Nonetheless, I still rather enjoyed myself. The songs, while not as catchy as the songs of the first film, were pleasant to the ear and very sweet, playing well with the story of this new generation of Banks children. Emily Blunt's performance as Mary Poppins was particularly excellent - one can easily see the similarities to Julie Andrews' performance, and yet Blunt had the presence and range to put her own stamp on the title character, and she did so very well. Dick Van Dyke's cameo in the final minutes also quite delighted me.

The sets were also very well done, particularly the Banks home. Clearly quite a lot of attention to detail was put in here, to remind us of the house that Jane and Michael knew when they were children, and yet with enough changes to remind us of the passage of time and that a new generation is in charge of the household now.

I think my favorite part was the animated sequence. I love that it was hand-drawn as another tribute/tie-in to the first film, and the whole sequence had me smiling and laughing. Very well done.

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Linyarai
Jul 11, 2019

It was alright, but not as good as the original and none of the songs were as catchy.

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pbrady
Jul 05, 2019

I watched this movie specifically to see Dick Van Dyke. Sadly, I never made it to his scene. This movie is a big disappointment compared to the original. Think Disney should have just re-made the original. Very boring and convoluted.

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Jul 13, 2019

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jimg2000
Apr 03, 2019

40 quotes already in IMDb. Thanks to the contributors. Like to add these two related to the film's best song "The Place Where Lost Things Go":

Oh, listen to the three of you. You're all worrying far too much. After all, you can't lose what you've never lost.
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Nothing's gone forever, only out of place. So when we need her touch and loving gaze "Gone but not forgotten" is the perfect phrase. Smiling from a star
that she makes glow. Trust she's always there... Watching as we grow. Find her in the place... Where the lost things go...

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