Excerpt: Led by a luminous Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns is obviously engineered to revisit, and frankly remake, the 1964 classic where every child learned the words to “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” but the end result nevertheless feels handcrafted and miraculously sincere.
Excerpt: More remake than sequel, Mary Poppins Returns does not usurp the original, but the check-in on Cherry Tree Lane feels a full order of magnitude lesser in majesty and material. Most audiences will appreciate a return to the world of nanny magic, but that feeling of less is actually less hovers nearby. However, there is something about that nanny…
Excerpt: For anyone who grew up with Julie Andrews as the ultimate nanny, “Mary Poppins Returns” is a bittersweet affair. Andrews chose not to return to the sequel in a guest role, but we’ve been given a bountiful array of actors to take the place of the original cast.
Excerpt: In Marshall’s spry and seasonal spectacle ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, this edition has its unique charm and rhythm that is undeniable…an imaginative escapist fable that believes in its sparkling whimsy.
Excerpt: For the 2 hours and 10 minutes of Mary Poppins Returns, we’re brought back to a place where the little things about humanity take center stage. It’s a more grounded, tangible experience elevated by the whimsy of Mary Poppins, kept down to earth by Michael and his children’s realistic worries, and buoyed by fantastic performances across the board.