Priestly and The Fam Check out The New Mary Poppins Returns

December 18, 2018

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Olivia, my wife Anthea and myself could not wait to see this…Parker and Jack, not so much.  I tried to rent the original Mary Poppins the night before to help educate and excite the crew for what was to come, but I could only find it to buy not rent….so we went without watching the original.

I wish we had…this way we could have been aware of any “easter eggs” or winks to the original.  That said…it was AWESOME!  Even Parker and Jack, “really liked it”!  The boys gave it an 8 out of 10.  The boys are not the biggest fan of musicals, that said…they REALLY LIKED IT!  Tons of music that feels like it’s from a different time.  The visuals are amazing! Olivia gave it a 9 out of 10!!!

One of Parker’s biggest complaints going in was the flat, 2d old cartoon look as opposed to 3d animation.  Why did it look “old fashioned” he wondered before going to see it…afterwards, he got it and appreciated all the different looks and styles. 

The cast is PERFECT!  Emily Blunt is incredible as Mary Poppins.  Lin-Manuel Miranda, to me…steals the performances! Lin-Manuel Miranda has his Hamilton and stage background that truly helps him to SHINE!  Both Emily and Lin-Manual deserve ALL the awards! The rest of the cast are awesome too with some major names showing up like Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and others who just light up the screen!!  (sorry no spoilers here)

The plot and story are simple and like all quality Disney movies possess a couple of great life lessons. In a world of super heroes, outer space adventures and ridiculous comedy movies…Mary Poppins Returns and doesn’t just fit in…she rules!

To quote Mary Poppins…”Pleasantly perfect in every way” !!!  Definitely make this a destination for your winter vaca's!!!!