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Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
Animated Adventure Fantasy - This is a belated musical comedy fantasy sequel to the beloved 1964
film, with the main character being played this time by Emily Blunt.
Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda should also enjoy though familiar faces
such as Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, and especially
original Poppins co-star Dick Van Dyke only turn up in very
small roles. This will be considered safe viewing for kids of all
ages from just about all parents.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Mary Poppins Returns is an imperfect sequel but as a throw-away holiday film designed to provide a family viewing experience, it satisfies a need. Although Mary Poppins Returns is appropriate for children, there's a question of appeal. Was it made for today's kids or for those who were kids in the ‘60s and ‘70s?
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average ...falls quite short of being practically perfect in every way. The cast puts on a good show, but very little can be done to salvage the forgettable numbers...and dance routines that already look dated. A handful of colorfully charming scenes liven up the movie's dull events, but its copycat story arc isn't strong enough to stand apart from the original.
USA TodayFull Review Good While narratively no match for the classic Disney musical, the new "Mary” adds new songs and multitalented charisma machine Lin-Manuel Miranda to the mix for one undoubtedly comforting nostalgia-fest.
Rex ReedFull Review Good ...falsely described by some reviewers as a re-make...it is nothing of the sort. It is actually a sequel, and harmless escapist entertainment is the only reason for its existence. Its charms, direction, musical production numbers and even its performances shine with a quality that surpasses the original...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 113 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: As expected, all the kids loved "Mary Poppins Returns."
TEENS: Two males loved it and one enjoyed it very much. Great reviews from the females. Eighty-percent loved "Mary Poppins Returns." Another 15% enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The male reviews vary widely. Three loved it or enjoyed it very much. Two rated it "good/average," with one indicating he hated it. Great Reviews from all six of the ladies.
ADULTS: Great Reviews! The male and female reviews are very similar. About 65% to 75% loved it with most of the rest, indicating that they enjoyed it very much.