So we went to see Mary Poppins Returns on Hogmanay and it was brilliant.
Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins -- the beloved nanny from their childhood -- arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.
The call back to the original was wonderful, taking me right back to my childhood. I loved the 2D traditional animation and the costumes were outstanding. Some looked “drawn on”, it was perfect.
Emily Blunt did a fantastic job as Miss Poppins, staying true to the character we know and love dearly. Lin-Manuel Miranda was truly outstanding as Jack, a Leary (Lamplighter), with a cheeky smile and a great cockney accent. He’s a character you wish to spend more time with. The songs were original but felt true to the previous movie’s style, I particularly liked ‘Trip a Little Light Fantastic’. Fun with lots of Leary dancers!
I would recommend you all go see it. I went with hubby and I wasn’t sure how much he would get into it, but he really enjoyed the whole thing. It’s magical!
Have you seen it?
What’s your favourite childhood movies?
Let me know,