Movie Review: Mary Poppins Returns 6

Madison Evans

screenshot-docs.google.com-2019.02.25-08-58-45.pngThe magical movie, Mary Poppins, came out on August 27, 1964, dazzling those who seek an adventurous yet charming movie. When Jane and Micheal, the children of the wealthy Banks family, sought attention and care of a nanny, they were to face Mary Poppins, a cheerful nanny who liked to keep things in order. When Mary Poppins and the Bank’s children go around to explore, they come across Bert, Mary’s cheerful chimney sweeper friend. They go on adventures inside of chalk drawings, met friendly animals, and sing iconic and wonderful songs that bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Years and years later, Micheal and Jane are all grown up, Micheal living inside of the old family home as featured in the first movie with his three children; John, Annabelle, and George. George being the youngest, always getting into trouble, and Annabelle and John, the loveable twins. When the Bank’s family comes across a financial crisis, Jane and Micheal begin to look for the certificate saying that they have the right to owning all of the money that their father had left them.

When the Banks children’s mother died, it left their father and housemaid to look after them. When Mary Poppins later arrives, John instantly falls in love with the thought of having Mary Poppins around all the time. The twins are extremely skeptical about Mary Poppins, thinking that they could take care of themselves fairly well, at about the age of ten. Jane and Micheal are starstruck, awed over the fact that she is standing right there. They start to tell the children about how she was their nanny as children, and how she hadn’t mellowed a bit.

As the movie got on, they began to sing, dance, solve problems, and actually were able to solve the financial problem that their father had faced.

In my opinion, the movie was really very amazing, all except for the fact that they forgot to put in the song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” or “A spoonful of sugar.” Some even say it would’ve been great for Mary Poppins to say, “Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day!” (or something like that) before she had left.

The end of the movie honestly amazed me. The kids all got a balloon from the park fair and magically floated up to the sky. Everyone did the same, grabbing a balloon; children having fun, adults feeling like a kid, and everyone singing joyfully. The “balloon lady,” as portrayed by Angela Lansbury, who sang a song that blew away the audience.

I know that Julie Andrews is proud of this sequel, even if some may say that it is a disgrace.

Overall, this was definitely a great movie. I would love to see it again and rate it 5 stars!

6 comments

  1. Disney Movies aren’t as sad as Pixar, though. I just rewatched UP for the first time in over a year and finally understood why the man was so sad. Also, Disney movies should generally not make you cry. There may be some emotional parts (Frozen’s Anna turning into ice or back alive) but generally they portray feelings of surreal happiness.

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