Mary Poppins Returns

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Blunt is a delight in sweet, nostalgic, toe-tapping sequel.

PG 2018 130 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 110 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 66 reviews

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age 5+

"Don't bother" is a good way to put it.

This is the kind of junk (probably expensive junk, given the musical sequences and special effects) that Hollywood likes to produce, but I don't like to watch. There's really nothing to recommend about it, though Blunt's acting is fine. It isn't funny or interesting or entertaining, and as for the message, it is simply, "If you would only start believing in nonsense, your real-world problems would be solved." Pure drivel.
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age 6+

The animation is a bit intense.

Excellent music, spot on performance by Emily Blunt and a technicolor energy that offers a dazzling array of visual delight. All of these things make for a memorable and joyous Mary Poppins experience. The only awkward part of the film is the animation which feels a bit intense for a children's film. My son was definitely scared and talked about the scary wolves for a long time after the film was long over (he was 4 at the time). But he also wanted to sing Trip the Light Fantastic for weeks on end, soooooo.

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