Movie Review - Mary Poppins Returns
Dang! Hold the phone! I don’t remember the original Mary Poppins having an ounce of sensuality or sexuality. But this movie definitely has some. If a Mary Poppins fetish isn’t a thing, it is now, thank you miss Emily Blunt for that!
I mean it could be because I had a damaged childhood, but that’s a different post! Lin-Manuel Miranda is a joy on screen and has a number that gives me shades of his “Hamilton” genius! I do wish he and Emily had revisited a couple of the old songs, but not doing so didn’t hurt the film.
There were some darker moments of the film, which is a reflection that audiences have matured since the golden age of Disney and shows more of the truth of reality. Interestingly enough the movie ends on a positive note after touching on the fact that adults have forgotten the joys of childhood.
There was a full opening credits sequence which... shocked me. For a second I thought I’d gone narcoleptic and slept through the film. It’s nostalgic in a way that upon retrospect puts you in the mindset for this kind of film.
Now go see the film or you’ll get a proper Victorian spanking! Hopefully.