“Mary Poppins Returns” Movie (2018) — OUTSTANDING; Destined To Be A Disney Classic.
Uplifting in every way, heartwarming and non-stop, sheer entertainment.
Pantomimish in the nicest possible way. Just, good ol’ fashioned fun — a rollicking musical.
As it was concluding it crossed my mind that this movie deserved applause, and sure enough as it ended the fairly decent crowd (for a weekday matinee) burst into applause! I can’t remember the last time I experienced that. Maybe when the ‘Lion King’ came out 20+ years ago. That alone tells you all that you need to know as to how good this movie is. The audience applauded.
I have seen “Mary Poppins” in Broadway and paid big bucks for the privilege. This movie was as engaging as the live play — and that is saying something.
Disney pulled out all the stops and obviously spent lavishly in its production. I had to look it up on IMDb.com. They believe the budget was $130 million. That is a fair chunk of money. Also appears that they have already grossed a quarter of that back and it has only been out for a week. As a Disney shareholder I am HAPPY.
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” was a total DUD. This was the opposite. Outright winner. Brilliant. Destined to become a Disney Classic. People will be talking about this for decades.
Definitely recommend it. Must see. You will enjoy it. Kids will LOVE it. Disney got it spot-on.
Bravo. You will leave the theater with a big, silly grin on your face.