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Mary Poppins Returns

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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby Catspaw » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:08 pm

Looks like fun! I'm a big fan of the original Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews, so I like that this doesn't seem to be a remake but something new. I'm intrigued. I hope they do the character justice!
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby bookworm » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:55 am

-- 14 Mar 2018 05:14 pm --

I've been really jaded about this ever since I first heard it was in development. I'm just like "Why?" Just why is this a thing? Who was clamoring for a sequel to that over 50 years later? It comes off to me as an absolute bottom of the barrel desperation idea. "Let's force a continuation of literally any property we have!"

That's just my personal take. I could be wrong and the reason they're doing it is they have an amazing idea for a followup story that makes it worth it to revive the character, I hope that turns out to be the case, but I'm not betting on it. Would love to be pleasantly surprised though.

-- 28 Nov 2018 09:55 am --

Full trailer is out, and now that I see what they're going for with this it may have some merit after all.

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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby Catspaw » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:32 pm

Practically perfect in every way!

I love the original so much that the thought of a new film made me wary, but this trailer looks wonderful. I was already emotionally involved from the reference to losing their mother, and the animation style looks just like the way they did it in the original! I have high hopes from this trailer. :yes:
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby bookworm » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:21 am

I'm actually not a fan of Mary Poppins; I only saw it once and just really wasn't into it for whatever reason. So this doesn't appeal to me, but only because I don't have a connection to the original. I can tell though that it looks great for what it is, and for those big fans I know are out there I do think this is going to be good and something they will like rather than find sacrilegious or disappointing as I at first worried may be the case.
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby Catspaw » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:02 pm

:shock: Not a fan of Mary Poppins?! Bookworm! I am shocked and appalled. Please give it another try eventually and see if you change your mind. I know you like at least some musicals, so I think if you gave it another chance you might like it!
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby bookworm » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:26 pm

I think there's a possibility of that too, so I do want to give it one more chance at some point. Probably pretty soon, in case I get asked to go to this by someone. Then I'll know for sure whether I'm interested.
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby Catspaw » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:24 pm

I have plans to go next Saturday with a few other friends who are also really excited to see this movie! Has anyone seen it yet? I'm really looking forward to seeing it!
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby bookworm » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:44 am

I did get asked, so I will be seeing it sometime in the next couple weeks. My mom really wanted to go. We're making it a multipart event, we rewatched the original together first, then we'll see the new one, and we're also going to watch Saving Mr. Banks which she had never seen.

We don't seem to have a thread for the original movie so I'll just put my thoughts after the rewatch here since we were talking about it before.

I liked it significantly more this time around, and appreciate it now even more than I like it. While still not completely my kind of film I definitely understand the fans it has. I know what my problem with it was the first time. I was too young to understand the real point of the story, so I didn't see any story. All I got from it was a string of random zany events one after another with no purpose or connection to them, and that kind of thing has always really bothered me, so I didn't like it as a whole because those parts were all I took away.

This time I understood what was really going on and enjoyed it well enough for the most part. The chalk land sequence goes on WAY too long; strictly technically speaking it's really neat how they blended animation and live action and did the other effects, but for contributing to the story it doesn't in any way that would be lessened if at least half of it was cut out. That part still got to me and I was thinking uh oh here we go again I'm going to feel the same way after all, but once it got past that things picked up and I liked the rest of the movie more or less.
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby Catspaw » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:48 pm

I'm glad you enjoyed the movie a little more this time around! If you ever read the books, they are more an episodic style, with lots of shorter adventures versus one long connected adventure, which might contribute a bit to what bothered you as a child about different parts that you didn't see the connection to. The original film is quite different from the books in many ways, and it totally makes sense to put a continuous story in, but the source material might be part of why things were done the way they were.
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby bookworm » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:53 pm

I haven't read any of them but I have no doubt it works better in written form.
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby Catspaw » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:01 pm

I went to see "Mary Poppins Returns" with a couple of friends today, and we all really liked it! :D We're all big "Mary Poppins" fans and were hoping that it would be good, and thought that it worked. There's a very sweet story, catchy songs, and feels like a good fit as a movie with such an iconic character. I definitely recommend it!
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby bookworm » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:54 pm

Good to hear positive reactions. For as much excited build up as I sensed around this movie beforehand I haven't actually seen any reactions circulating once it got here so I wasn't sure how it ended up being received.
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby Catspaw » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:01 pm

I don't think anything can be as great as the original, so I purposely made an effort not to constantly think, "Well, Julie Andrews is better," because that isn't constructive criticism. ;) I don't think it will live on as a classic to the same extent the original has, but that's a pretty high calling! It works as a fun movie, one I was happy to watch, with catchy songs and a lovely story that my two friends and I agreed was more moving that we had anticipated. I call that a success!
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Re: Mary Poppins Returns

Postby GMarchiani » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:56 pm

Just saw it a few nights ago with a friend. I really enjoyed it. I thought it was really well done!! :D =D>
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