The family went to see Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. The original Mary Poppins came out when I was a kid way back in the 60’s. It is so far back that I don’t actually remember seeing it back then. I just remember that it was special and magical and I was hoping that this sequel was that way as well. And it is!! I won’t get into the story line, IMDB does a great job with that, except to say that a family is in trouble and Mary Poppins flys out of the air to get the children organized and all the problems sorted out.
So there is singing and dancing, and great semi-animated scenes. The problems are all sorted out, a couple new romaces started up and at the end (spoiler coming) Mary Poppins opens up her umbrella and flies off to wherever she goes leaving happiness and hope in her wake.
Emily Blunt is a perfect Mary Poppins. She is not Julie Andrews, and she doesn’t need to be. I keep people comparing the movies. I don’t think they need to be compared, they are both wonderful.
I give this movie five stars or two thumbs up, or whatever the scale is, check it out, go see it. It is great.