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Mary Poppins Returns Review

Banner Name: Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures
Producer: Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt
Director: Rob Marshall
User's Rating

7/10

Critic's Rating

8/10

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Certified Type:  U / A
Music Director: Marc Shaiman
Editor: Wyatt Smith
Language: English
Story Writer: David Magee, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca
Sensor Board: CBFC
Cinematographer: Dion Beebe
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Nostalgia puts the proverbial magic into the past. It transports you back in time and fills you with a sense of wonder and awe. Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel 54 years in the making, is a burst of power-packed nostalgia, buzzing with the old-school charm of Disney musicals. If you thought, La La Land (2016) was a breath of fresh air, director Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins movie has the sway and the quirk to swing you off your feet. Emily Blunt’s pitch-perfect performance and the film’s visuals-rich details make it an experience worth remembering.

One of the first things you notice about Mary Poppins Returns is the musical sound stage of the movie. The music by Marc Shaiman reminds you of the way films were scored during the golden age of Hollywood. The slightly dialled-up orchestra sounds of the film are a masterful nod to movies like The Wizard Of Oz, The Sound Of Music and of course, the original Mary Poppins, too. Songs like The Place Where Lost Things Go and Turning Turtle are simply fantastic. Pity then, that Lovely London Sky squanders the talent of actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and doesn’t live up to its inspiration – The Life I Lead from the original 1964 film, either. But overall, the music of Mary Poppins Returns is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Others Comment:
Director Rob Marshall is the authority on musicals, he’s directed movies like Chicago, Nine and Into The Woods. So he’s perfectly at home with the song, dance and elaborately detailed choreography of Mary Poppins Returns. The film is a homage to Julie Andrews’ original and this 2018 version, with a bizarrely satisfying and unabashedly pastiche approach, is a pure delight for children and adults alike.
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Technical Department

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Direction 8
Editor 8
Casting Producer 8
Art Department 8
Music Director 7

Technical Department

Rating
Story Department 7
Choreography 7
Cinematography 8
Graphics 8
Field Publicity 7
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