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This looks spectacular! Nothing will ever be like Julie Andrews, but this seems ... magical.

 

 

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They've certainly assembled a magnificent cast, but....no.

It feels almost sacrilegious in a way.  I do admire Emily Blunt for having the courage to take up Julie Andrews' fallen mantle, but it just doesn't feel right.

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2 hours ago, I Am A Swede said:

Not the most glowing review, but very much what I had expected. Julie Andrews' interpretation is a tough act to follow

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46532656

 

I don't really get the hype about Emily Blunt anyway, but beyond that, this movie has always felt like a cash grab. This is the second time Disney has tried to trade in on the Mary Poppins legacy and not gotten what they wanted. 

 

Other than some of the songs, Julie Andrews, and Glynis Johns, even the original Mary Poppins isn't really worth a watch. Remaking it without any of those elements - why bother?

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27 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

I don't really get the hype about Emily Blunt anyway, but beyond that, this movie has always felt like a cash grab. This is the second time Disney has tried to trade in on the Mary Poppins legacy and not gotten what they wanted. 

 

Other than some of the songs, Julie Andrews, and Glynis Johns, even the original Mary Poppins isn't really worth a watch. Remaking it without any of those elements - why bother?

 

Are you referring to "Saving Mr. Banks", the movie about the making of the first film? If so I agree to some extent. It was a perfectly fine movie, albeit a bit predictable. Tom Hanks may not have made much of an impact as Walt Disney but Emma Thompson was absolutely magnificent (as she always is) as P.L. Travers, and Colin Farrell was surprisingly good as her father.

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