Rent Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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2h 5min
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Synopsis:
The magic returns in Disney's all-new classic as Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) helps the Banks family remember the joy of what it's like to be a child. Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda), fun is brought back to the streets of London in celebration that everything is possible...even the impossible.
Actors:
, , , , , , Joel Dawson, , , , , , , , , , , Tarik Frimpong, ,
Directors:
Producers:
John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, Alonzo Ruvalcaba
Voiced By:
Chris O'Dowd, Mark Addy, Edward Hibbert
Writers:
David Magee
Others:
Sandy Powell, Marc Shaiman, John Myhre, Gordon Sim, Scott Wittman
Aka:
Mary Poppins 2
Studio:
Walt Disney
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Top 100 Films, Comedy, Drama, Music & Musicals, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids’ TV
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/04/2019
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, Portuguese, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/04/2019
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
Dutch, English, English Audio Description, Flemish, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Play Movie with Sing-Along Mode
  • The Practically Perfect Making of 'Mary Poppins Returns'
  • "Seeing Things from a Different Point of View": The Musical Numbers of 'Mary Poppins Returns'
  • Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns
  • Practically Perfect Bloopers
  • Deleted Scene: "Leaving Topsy's"
  • Deleted Scene: "Trip a Little Light Fantastic"
  • Deleted Song - "The Anthropomorphic Zoo"
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/04/2019
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
Canadian French, English, English Audio Description, Latin American Spanish
Subtitles:
Canadian French, English Hard of Hearing, Latin American Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All

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Reviews (13) of Mary Poppins Returns

Dreadful Movie Designed to Cash In + with AWFUL 4th Rate Songs. - Mary Poppins Returns review by PV

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17/05/2019

The 1964 Mary Poppins was a classic with GREAT melodic songs written by the brilliant Sherman Brothers - way better songs that Greatest Showman R&B anthems, too. Dick's accent was gloriously bad, the cartoon sequences interesting and fun, the kids great (sad the actor who played the boy Michael died aged 21 after getting infected with a liver-destroying parasite after eating bad meat on a trip to India...)

But this... I usually really like Ben Wishaw and Julie Waters, but their presence here and the whole set up only serves to remind the viewer of Paddington which was a genuinely funny film. This isn't.

And the songs are DREADFUL - 4th rate rubbish, totally forgettable. Compare with the wonderful songs in the original.

And, seriously, if this is set around 1929 or so, would there really be a black solicitor? Or a black secretary at a bank? REALLY? Utterly absurd casting - film makers MUST respect reality or the audience cannot suspend disbelief and enjoy the story. Casting so many black characters is as daft as casting white actors to play Zulu warriors of native Africans, and I didn't see any white faces in Black Panther...

SO the story's weak and derivative, the songs are terrible and unmemorable, so is anything good? Well I liked the scene where the characters 'enter' the world of the ceramic pot - that is fun and clever, and that gets the 1 star.

The rest - JUST AWFUL. I just do not understand how anyone can give this 4 or 5 stars. The critics said the songs are not up there with the songs in the original, and they are right - the songs are down there with the worst I have ever heard!

This is all style over substance - expensive CGI and animation won't fix a film with a weak foundation.

AND no way in 1929 would people use the word 'snuck' as the past tense of 'sneak' - the past tense is SNEAKED. Still is. 'Snuck' is Americanese.

4 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

Wonderful film - Mary Poppins Returns review by CG

Spoiler Alert
19/04/2019

Best film I’ve seen in a long time. Feel good easy to watch. Watched with two older friends and both glued to the screen all the way through. The film was as good as the original.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Surprisingly great and faithful as a sequel to the greatest childrens movie - Mary Poppins Returns review by Tej

Spoiler Alert
29/04/2019

The first film is in my all time favourite holiday film. It is a true classic that justifies its status. I never tire watching it simply because its such a magical film filled with the beautiful songs, and a practically perfect cast (yes Dick Van Dyke included! His cockney accent is way over criticised and although no one on earth sounds anything like that, it's charming and I am a born 47 year old Londoner!) and of course Julie Andrews voice and demeanour is mesmerising and unmatched.

So this sequel was a must see for me but I was realistic about my expectations for it. I don't expect it to be anywhere as good as the original but I hoped it would be at least an enjoyable film in its own right.

So, after watching the sequel, I was completely floored. I was on cloud Poppins. It's a huge shock to find that this movie captures the same feeling and quality as the original in almost every way. The songs are stunningly delightful, each one brilliantly performed with the most sumptuous lyrics but absolutely fitting for this surreal world of Mary Poppins. It's as if Robert Sherman was back from the place that "lost things go" to scribe all the songs with his brother. Each song holds its own to match the first film's songs yet one rehash of any of the original songs either.

The characters are as charming as the original in their own way and Mary Poppins herself was ALMOST practically perfect in every way. The versatile immensely talented Emily Blunt is not quite the match for the purity of Julie's voice and she does overdo the shoulder swinging a tad whereas Julie was far more natural in her demeanour...surprising giving Emily's elite standard of acting but she was terrific in her own way with a slightly edgier and aggressive but still playful portrayal. The rest of the cast is lovely with two DIsney legends popping in with a wonderfully substantial contribution of their own and such a joy to see them on the screen in what almost feels like a complete circle of life for those two legends. Streep, a relatively younger legend once again nearly steals the show too. Ben Wishaw is especially excellent as the grown up Bank's son with grief and troubles of his own. The children are lovely too.

The story and atmosphere is somewhat a reflection of the first film but it's not a complete rehash. It's simply a natural follow up and this is a sequel where we don't want drastic changes, we want familiarity and it delivers just that, beautifully,

This is as true a Mary Poppins sequel expansion that you could ever want, maintaining the magical feeling of the original. Quite outstanding.

I still advise you not to expect the quality of the original if you are a fan of the original but to just enjoy everything this love letter has to deliver.

Standout ballad: "Lost Things Go". Standout wacky song: "Turning Turtle"

4.5/10

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Mary Poppins Returns (aka Mary Poppins 2) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

As Disney continues to dig up its many properties for 21st-century remakes, Mary Poppins Returns is a little more refreshing as both a nostalgic retread and a direct sequel to the over-50-year-old Disney classic. There are new songs but they’re the same tone of gentle magic and topsy-turvy fun. There are new worlds to explore but with similar traits of cartoon penguins and warping of gravity. Adults have been on this ride before but it’s still a pleasing enough dose of great song and dance that it offers a charming return to form for the always-proper Poppins.

Emily Blunt now takes on the role and she’s just as perfect in every way as when Julie Andrews once inhabited the role of the magical nanny from P.L. Travers’ books. She floats down from the heavens once more to come to the aid of the Banks family. This time, however, the Banks kids of Michael and Jane have grown into adults played by Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer. Michael is now a bank teller and single dad, trying to raise his two sons and one daughter as best as a struggling dad can on his own. He has a housekeeper, played by a powerful Julie Walters, but even she can only do so much when the bank is threatening to evict their home. Jane also offers assistance but it's not enough.

Coming to pick up the slack is Poppins, along with her newest and biggest fan of Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), a cockney lamplighter and former protoge of chimneysweep Bert. While the adults struggle to find an economic means of saving the house, Poppins gives the kids her standard package of learning manners and enhancing the imagination. Once more acting oblivious to her actions, she takes a simple bath and makes it an eye-popping journey through a sea of underwater people and graceful dolphins. The chipping of a fragile and painted vase soon turns into a trip to the circus where the lovely Mary is convinced to get up on stage and strut her stuff with Jack giving the expected backup singing and dancing, as only Lin-Manuel can do so well.

There’s a plot present but its almost secondary to the more decadent musical set pieces. Colin Firth plays the evil bank president that not only wants to fire Michael but evict him from his home and keep his shares in the company. Meryl Streep pops up to sing and dance in a number of a home literally being turned upside down. Dick Van Dyke plays the role once more of Mr. Dawes, looking more the part than ever as an old man who can still dance up a storm but may need a little help getting his feet off the desk he dances on. Even Angela Lansbury gets a wonderful closing bit as a balloon lady with a wonderful song to sing. After all these years, having grown up with hearing her in sing in Beauty & The Beast, she still has the gentle warmth to her vocals.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Walt Disney Studio has served up a first-rate production fantasy, merging fluid 2D animation with unique computer-generated worlds and effects. And they are as delightful as the music by Marc Shaiman, which serves to be more faithful to the score than the songs of the original. Even with a rousing set piece of a legion of lamplighters dimming the biggest light in London, Mary Poppins Returns slips a little too comfortably into the familiar motions of the Banks family in desperate times with a happy ending waiting for them. Knowing that, however, I still enjoyed the picture for what is as a sequel that returns after decades more as another round of charm than a brilliantly new idea.

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