PRATICALLY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY
my nana introduced me to Mary Poppins when I was 3 years old. i’ve never stopped loving it. I fell in love with the musical, and now I’ve fallen in love with the sequel movie! I am a theater kid, and Mary Poppins is the reason I wanted to start to sing, act, and dance. so obviously, this movie is a big part of my life. I was really eager to see what the new movie was about, and how it was going to be. As I stated, since I’m a theater kid I absolutely love Lin-Manuel Miranda. He created my favorite musical Hamilton, and I was over the moon that he was in this cast.
I am kind of disappointed that Julie Andrews (the original Mary Poppins) did not make a cameo in this movie, but I think the reasoning was very sweet. She said that this was Emily Blunt‘s time and she didn’t want to take the spotlight away from her with her cameo. I think that was the most sweetest reason ever, I’ve looked up Julie Andrews for a long time. Dick Van Dyke (the original Bert)’s cameo was priceless, it was so amazing that he’s 93 years old and he was dancing on a table! Unfortunately, I didn’t catch Karen Dotrice (the original Jane Banks) ‘s cameo, because I didn’t know about it.
Emily Blunt was simply practically perfect in every way as Mary Poppins. She did bring her own to the character which I really liked. Lin-Manuel Miranda was great fun as the chimney sweep, Jack, and I think that he was one of my favorite parts of the movie. The kids, Annabel, John, and Georgie (the sassy Pixie Davies, the fun Nathanael Saleh, and the adorable Joel Dawson) are 3 adorable kids and each one is so talented and full of joy! Emily Mortimer and Ben Whitsaw as Jane and Michael banks, we’re amazing! and I really think that Myrtle Streep and Julie Walters (both Mamma Mia stars!) Who played Mary Poppins cousin Topsy, and the housekeeper Ellen were so hilarious.
I respectfully disagree with the “scary” carriage scene that the parents said was scary, my 5 year old sister Olivia wasn’t scared the least. Anyway, I highly enjoyed this movie.
DEFINITELY A MUST SEE MOVIE.