The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.
Craig T. Nelson,
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.Written by
Julie Andrews, who portrayed the titular character in Mary Poppins (1964), endorsed the casting of Emily Blunt as her successor, calling it a "wonderful" casting decision. Blunt said it was "lovely" to receive Andrews' stamp of approval, and actually cried tears of joy when she found out about Andrews' reaction. See more »
In the original movie, the kite is mended with newspaper along its right border. In the new movie, the kite's original yellow border is seen all the way around. See more »
[after Georgie opens the door to reveal Mary Poppins's entrance; he stares partially open-mouthed]
Close your mouth, please, Michael, we are *still* not a codfish.
[he does so, then Jane giggles briefly]
Jane Banks, still rather inclined to giggle, I see.
[she sets her carpet bag down on a small couch]
Good heavens, it really is you! You seem hardly to have aged at all!
*Really*? How incredibly rude! One *never* discusses a woman's age, Michael. Would have hoped I taught you ...
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The Disney logo castle is set in a London park with lit lamps and has the London skyline in the background, displaying the British landmarks the Tower Bridge and the Big Ben clock tower. See more »
With the multiple references to the original Mary Poppins throughout this movie, and even in the title, my hope was this movie would be as light and airy as the original - a movie that had every kid in my neighborhood and school singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Let's Go Fly a Kite and I Love to Laugh.
This is not that. Sadly, no one came out of the theater humming or singing any of the songs - not our grandchildren, no other kids, no adults...that tells the tale. In fact there are some suggestive lyrics in 'The Cover is Not the Book' that is over the heads of the kids, but it surprised and disappointed the adults in our group.
That said, the visuals are generally amazing, and there were several things to smile about, but it was a bit like washing your feet with your socks on...gets the job done, just something isn't quite right. One person near by was overheard to say as he left, 'That was excruciating to sit through', while a roughly 12 year old girl was overhead saying "I thought it was really good." Same with these reviews which range from 10 to my 3, so you'll experience the same range I would guess upon seeing the movie.
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