Is Mary Poppins Returns the come back movie musical we all didn’t know we needed?
In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place,” “The Girl on the Train”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light and life to the streets of London.
Return of the Movie Musical
I wholeheartedly believe this is the official return of the classic movie musical. This stands up to classic movie musicals like The Sound of Music, The King and I, and the original Mary Poppins. It’s classic in every sense of the word from the big ten-minute dance numbers to the timeless Broadway voices. Mary Poppins returns updates the classic sensibilities that accompanied the original films for modern audiences.
Was this a revolutionary move?
Rob Marshall, the movie’s director perfectly reinvented the genre and this classic film. He managed to capture the essence of Mary Poppins without having Emily Blunt imitate Julie Andrews. Mary Poppins Returns isn’t dependent upon its predecessor in any way and I admire that. It could exist in a world without the first film and that’s the most impressive part about it.
Mary Poppins Returns also feature the best musical numbers in recent cinematic history. Hamilton and Moana writer, Lin Manuel Miranda shines brightly in the film. He’s the best sidekick you could ask for and every time he shows up onscreen he’s singing the catchiest tunes in the movie.
Emily Blunt shines like no other in this role, her Mary Poppins will be iconic. The little things are what makes her so special. The way she might smile during a snarky line or how lovingly she might look at someone, all those small things make it perfect.
Mary Poppins Return is out NOW in theaters everywhere! It is without a doubt, the musical event of the year and not to be missed. Your idea of what a classic is will be challenged and renewed after you see ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is now playing in theatres everywhere!
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By: Marshall W Mabry IV of MWMIVSpeaks