Movie Review: Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns takes place twenty years after the Banks’ children have grown-up. Michael Banks has three children of his own but is under stress and depressed because his wife has died and the bank is threatening to foreclose on his house. His sister, Jane, comes to help but they can’t find an important document that would save them.
Enter Mary Poppins to not only help with the three children but stir up Jane’s life and set Michael on the right path as well.
I have to confess, I was skeptical about Emily Blunt playing the lead roll. However, I thought she did a fantastic job and better than Emma Watson did in the part of Belle in the Live Action movie, Beauty and the Beast.
Now the downside. The songs, while catchy, don’t have the staying power–in my opinion–of the original. Like I saw the movie yesterday and I’m having a hard time remembering some of the lyrics in the songs. Also, I feel like the movie lacked a bit more depth as far as Mary Poppins character and her roll as the nanny. Almost as though we could’ve seen another day or so in her life with the Banks’ family. And why does she always come to help the Banks’ children?
If you love Mary Poppins and are a bit sentimental and nostalgic, try this whimsical movie. It is a really good movie that will have you laughing in parts and misty-eyed in others while pulling on heartstrings.
My rating 4.3 stars out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, and historical romance.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.