Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Friday 26th April 2019 - 23:53:11

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Movies > Musicals > Mary Poppins Returns review

« The Curse of the Weeping Woman reviewThe Curse of the Weeping WomanHarsu and the Werestoat reviewHarsu and the Werestoat »

Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 8249 - Mary Poppins Returns
Directed by: Rob Marshall

Mary Poppins Returns
Price:
$20.00
Available:
April 2019

Mary Poppins Returns product reviews

Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, "Mary Poppins Returns" also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.

The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers' additional seven books.

In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colourful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).



Tags:
angela lansbury   ben whishaw   colin firth   david warner   dick van dyke   emily blunt   emily mortimer   jeremy swift   joel dawson   julie walters   kobna holdbrooksmith   linmanuel miranda   london   magic   mary poppins   meryl streep   nathanael saleh   pixie davies   wonder
Other listings you may be interested in:
The IntouchablesThe Intouchables
Rating: 8.6
Taboo Season 1Taboo Season 1
Rating: 8.5
Along Came PollyAlong Came Polly
Rating: 1.8
Barely LethalBarely Lethal
Rating: 9.3
FocusFocus
Rating: 8.5
The Cat in the HatThe Cat in the Hat
Rating: 6.8
The GuvnorsThe Guvnors
Rating: 9.0
Dawn of the Planet of the ApesDawn of the Planet of the Apes
Rating: 9.0
A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol
Rating: 9.0
14081408
Rating: 8.0
Conan - The BarbarianConan - The Barbarian
Rating: 5.5
The SnowmanThe Snowman
Rating: 7.0
Soul PlaneSoul Plane
Rating: 7.5

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of mizim

Review by: mizim (Miriam)
Dated: 14th of April, 2019

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 10/10
Pay to see it again:
Score 10 out of 10
Attention Span:
Score 10 out of 10
Entertainment:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

54 years ago Julie Andrews graced the world as Mary Poppins, it is a film that has gone down in history as being one of the most beloved films of all time, as well as upsetting its creator hugely. So it's no surprise that it has taken this long for us to get a sequel, now helmed by Emily Blunt. When I first heard the news I was surprised, knowing the history, but also very eager to see where it might go. I will be honest, I wasn't too sure about Blunt in the main role but when I heard her singing in My Little Pony: The Movie, I was excited. As the cast list grew so did my families anticipaton as all of my kids enjoyed the first just as much.

We watched this when it hit the big screen and it came out on DVD just a couple of days ago so I nabbed the household a copy and we settled down to watch it again. I love all the different homages to the original throughout the film, from the oil paintings in the beginning credits, to a few notes here and there from the original soundtrack, the kite using a sash from the first film and the original Jane Banks asking for directions to a house on Cherry Tree Lane. Due to the nature of some of the events in the film, it has its fair share of special effects required to make it believable and it they do the job well, maintaing the feel of the era whilst looking seamless.

Blunt is brilliant as Mary Poppins, she brings her own slant to the character but isn't too far from the original film, I recall reading that she portrayed hers to be closer to the book, either way I really enjoyed her in the role. The three young actors playing the children did a fabulous job in their roles, you could tell they were children who have had to grow up too quickly but still need to be kids and have fun. The musical numbers were great fun, "The Cover is Not the Book" is one of my favourite songs and very apt because some great books have horrible covers. "Trip a Little Light Fantastic" was also a lot of fun has had my girls singing it again and again.

I really enjoyed this film and I find myself hoping that Blunt will reprise her role for another film.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Movies'...

Score: 6.6
Product reviews for listing 6382: Interstellar
Directed by Christopher Nolan

Product image for InterstellarIn Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"WindowsXP is like Microsoft and AOL had a baby, then AOL dropped the baby on it's head."
anonymous

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream