Fun, magic and music. Film Review: Mary Poppins Returns.

28 Sep
Fun, magic and music. Film Review: Mary Poppins Returns.

If you are reading this post, then chances are that you love The original Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews. The Return of Mary Poppins was released in the cinema last year. But I am just getting round to watching it.

I haven’t done any film reviews on ChocolatePages before but for this film I am making an exception.


Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins — the beloved nanny from their childhood — arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.

Release date: 21 December 2018

Well to get straight to the point, this film was awesome. I loved everything about it. This is high praise for remake of such a fantastic and well known film. Mary Poppins and the gang were modernised for present films, however all aspects of Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane, Jane and Michael and even Michael’s children were so similar to the original. Little Georgie Banks had all the same characteristics as Michael Banks in the original, his cheekiness and inquisitive nature.

All the songs and music came from the same vein as the original, although there were no copies, which made it its own film but such a great sequel. There is a song that can be compared to the chimney sweep song with Dick Van Dyke and his pals. This one is sung by the new London Laddie of the street and his gang of pals.

Jane and Michael are the adults in the film and I saw many similarities to Michael as an adult to Mr Banks adult (Michael’s father). Mary Poppins being the saviour again appeared just as she was needed to remind the Banks family of what is important in life, but also to take them on a magical adventure.

Remember that magical kite from years ago???? Georgie just happens to find it.

Emily blunt does huge credit to the original Mary Poppins, by her clothing, word’s, singing and body language. It is all so very effective as a follow on film.

Mary Poppins Returns was a joy to watch and took me back to the times I watched the original Mary Poppins so many times when I was younger.

I highly recommend watching this film if you enjoyed the original. And if you have never seen the original????? shame on you, get watching the two of them!

Have you seen either or both films? What did you think?


Posted by on September 28, 2019 in film review


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11 responses to “Fun, magic and music. Film Review: Mary Poppins Returns.

  1. Gabrielle Sander

    September 28, 2019 at 8:13 am

    We went to see this in the cinema at Christmas. Absolutely loved it! Xx ____________________________

    • chocolatepages

      September 28, 2019 at 8:16 am

      I remember Adam telling me you went to see it. Another reason why I was excited to see it. It was fantastic and probably even better in the cinema. πŸ’Ÿ

  2. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog

    September 28, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Lovely review! I love the original too but I’m not sure I’m quite ready to see this one just yet.

    • chocolatepages

      September 28, 2019 at 11:40 am

      I was a little worried that it wouldn’t do the original justice but it was fantastic. I will be watching it again, maybe my new Christmas movie. ☺

  3. irena_bookdustmagic

    September 30, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I’m the one who hasn’t watched the original movie, so shame on me!
    I really want to watch this one, though!
    I like how you reviewed a movie, I hope we’ll get to read more of your movie reviews on your blog in the future. 😁

    • chocolatepages

      September 30, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      It was good to review a film so I might do more of these in the future especially if it’s a really good film.
      You haven’t seen Mary Poppins!?? I wonder if its more of a British thing??? If you watch either or both I hope you love them as much as I do.

      • irena_bookdustmagic

        September 30, 2019 at 5:54 pm

        It is a British thing but it is also well known here. However, if it’s on tv, it’s during day time and I somehow never watched it, and since my father was never interested in it he never showed it to my sister and me when we were little.
        We watched only movies he chose for us, aka Disney cartoons and adult action movies that were not for kids if you ask me, and also horrors too.
        Some weird way of parenting now when I think, but it worked in a way.

      • chocolatepages

        October 2, 2019 at 5:25 pm

        Horrors when you were young! Well yes the strange parenting worked because you turned out well. ☺. Well if Mary Poppins comes on in the day now, you will know my advice will be to watch it. ( either one of them).

  4. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    October 2, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    I’m always worried about sequels, but it seems this one lived up to the expectations!! x

    • chocolatepages

      October 2, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      It did and so many years after the original was made too. I was very impressed and will be watching it again.


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