- Dec 21, 2002
- Real Name
- Jake Lipson
Tagline: In a place we hold dear, where wonder once lived… but soon from above, a new story begins.
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Family
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Jeremy Swift, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Jim Norton, Noma Dumezweni, Tarik Frimpong, Sudha Bhuchar, Steve Nicolson, Christian Dixon, Christopher Godwin, John Dagleish, Karen Dotrice, Ian Conningham, Billy Barratt, Felix Collar, Kate Attwell, Chris O'Dowd, Mark Addy, Edward Hibbert, Jon-Scott Clark, Calvin Chen, Craig Stein, Leon Cooke, Alex Sturman, Tara Nicole Hughes, Bernardo Santos, Johanna Thea, Jag Patel, Nina Kumar, David Gambier, Jeremy Azis, Bern Collaço, Steve Carroll, Nick Owenford, Martyn Mayger, Alex Jaep, Richard Price, Fran Targ, Raj Awasti
Runtime: 131Plot: 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.
To start off, for the record, because I have seen multiple people all over the internet misidentifying it as such, Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake or reboot but a straight-up sequel to the original film which, while using different actors because of the 50-plus-year gap between films, treats the original film as canon and is intended to follow it, not retread it.
That being said, my feelings towards it are very similar to how I view Disney's current live-action remake blitz, by which this project is clearly inspired, even though it is technically not one. The original film does not need a sequel and no one asked for this to be made. However, if they are going to go do it anyway in the name of money, then, well, at least they have assembled an amazing group of first-class, really talented people to star in the film and to work on it in all capacities. I am really impressed by the list of people working on this film, and it has made me cautiously optimistic that if they're going to do it, it has a pretty good shot at being good, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with together.
Obviously, the original Mary Poppins is one of the greatest films of all time and it's not really fair to expect this one to come close to it. However, I'll take "very good," and hope we may get it with this group.