The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.
Craig T. Nelson,
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.Written by
Angela Lansbury's character, described as "the balloon lady," asks Michael Banks whether he remembers what it is like to be a child. In Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), also adapted from a popular children's book, Lansbury's character, the apprentice witch Eglantine Price, shared lessons about leaving childhood behind and struggling with "the age of not believing." Therefore, Lansbury's character in the 2018 sequel could be interpreted as a nod to the 1971 film, often considered a sister film to Mary Poppins (1964), or, had the period setting permitted, perhaps even the same character. See more »
When Admiral Boom and Binnacle salute Mary and the children in the bath fantasy scene they give British Army salutes rather than British Navy salutes. See more »
[from sneak peek]
How'd she do that?
One thing you should know about Mary Poppins: she never explains anything.
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In a reprisal of the credits gag from the original, Dick Van Dyke is at first credited as "Nackvid Keyd", only for the credits to unscramble themselves again. See more »
Ignore the negativity. Ignore the "how dare they mess with a classic?!". And, most definitely, ignore the "unforgettable music".
Mary Poppins Returns is practically perfect in every way. It has great characters, a fantastic score, memorable songs and ... dare I say it? ... a storyline! There are nods to the original without being a carbon copy; but its originality does shine through. It's colourful, it's fun, it made me smile. Don't tell me you all walked out of the cinema in the 60s remembering all the words to "Sister Suffragette" and "Stay Awake". They're cultural songs, that's why they're unforgettable. A couple more watches and you'll be "Looking Up" with "Imagination" and remembering that "nothing's lost forever".
Give it a go... you'll be pleasantly surprised. Oscar for Miss Blunt please :)
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