Hey, Femm heads. I’ve got something excited to share you with you. For this blog post I will be promoting the sequel film, Mary Poppins Returns. I know, I know, some of you are mad that they made a sequel to the classic. Whether you believe no one could every replace Julie Andrews, and no one really can, or you see it as disrespect to Walt since Mary Poppins was his last live action film and it should be left at that, or maybe you even want the rights of the author to be respected since she didn’t want to give up the rights in the first place. Whatever the reason I honestly think people should give the movie a chance. I would like to see someone’s imagination of this new Mary Poppins placed on screen.
Mary Poppins was one of my favorite childhood movies. I mean they traveled into a painting where everything remained a drawing except them because they weren’t from that world. You had dancing penguins, lovable music, the great song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, a floating tea party, dancing chimney sweeps on the rooftops, and the eccentric naval neighbor. The best part was the story of a father realizing his family, his children, are the most important thing in life and not his job. A job that would replace him in two weeks if he dropped dead. All of this was brought together by one magical Nanny.
After all, it was Mary Poppins who knew what it would take to bring happiness back into the family home and rekindle a flame in Mr. Banks’ heart. Not to mention the help from the amazing Mr. Bert. I know Dick Van Dyke’s accent wasn’t accurate at all and offensive to the British, but his character had a such a caring heart. In this new film cast members include Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Emily Mortimer, and even Dyke will be in the film. If I had to guess it’ll probably be a cameo or small role. It doesn’t seem that Andrews will have a returning role but after watching a Good Morning America interview she has stated that she’s excited to see this new story by Disney and has given Blunt her approval.
This new story focuses on Jane and Michael who have now grown up and live during the Great Depression Era of London. Michael has three children of his own and Jane lives with them, but they go through a rough patch after a personal tragedy. It seems that Mary Poppins must use her magic again to heal a broken family and this time she’ll be getting help from the handy-man Jack. The trailer for the film was just recently released, which I will leave a link to below, and the film is expected this Christmas. That’s all for tonight’s blog. Tomorrow I will continue my Ireland blogs. Sorry, I had to postpone them I ran into scheduling conflicts. ‘til next time.