Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Emily Blunt: Her pitch-perfect performance and the film’s visuals-rich details make it an experience worth remembering. Her performance has the right balance of dry wit and pure charisma.

Meryl Streep: Streep creates a surreal but wonderful experience in the song Turning Turtle.

Blunt::Blunt, in particular, creates a surreal but wonderful experience in the song Turning Turtle.

Story: After a gap of 25 years, the magical Mary Poppins returns to London, to take up nanny duties for the three kids at the Banks’ residence.

Cinematography: Good

Screenplay: Good

Direction: Director Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins movie has the sway and the quirk to swing you off your feet. Director Rob Marshall is the authority on musicals; he’s directed movies like Chicago, Nine and Into The Woods. So he’s perfectly at home with the song, dance and elaborately detailed choreography of Mary Poppins Returns.

Mary Poppins Returns (2018): The film is homage to Julie Andrews’ original and this 2018 version, with a bizarrely satisfying and unabashedly pastiche approach, is a pure delight for children and adults alike. Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel 54 years in the making, is a burst of power-packed nostalgia, buzzing with the old-school charm of Disney musicals.

Review by Shreya Ghosh


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