The songs are annoying, the story is nonexistent, the performers are miscast (Angela Lansbury was considered for the title role and, frankly, would have been more appropriate), and the tone mixes uncomfortable sentimentality and unnecessary mean-spiritedness. It never should have been made, and no, a remake would not be better. It already happened, anyway. If Julie had done My Fair Lady, Disney shouldn't have given Ms. Goff the time of day. Mary Norton was ten times the writer she was anyway.
Except that according to insiders who were there, Walt listened to the Brothers test out their songs for Mary Norton as an anti-Goff backup, and.....fell asleep at the meeting.
Were it not for David Tomlinson and Angela Lansbury, one might be inclined to agree.
And to drag this thread back kicking and screaming from the vulture-claws of childish petulance, I'd put even the worst Poppins song up against "Fixer Upper".