Mary Poppins Returns – Film Review

*Minor Spoilers Ahead*

It’s fair to say that I was a little skeptical when they announced that they were remaking Mary Poppins and that Emily Blunt would be bringing Julie Andrew’s iconic character back to the big screen. However, those doubts have been completely crushed as everything about this film was wonderful. I laughed, I cried and I had a smile on my face throughout the entire film. They truly have pulled out all the stops for this film, everything is bigger, brighter and can I even go as far as to say better? It was touching to see so many little nods to the original and it was lovely to see the Banks children all grown up and I loved the fact that we were able to follow their children’s adventures with Mary Poppins.

Emily Blunt brought this iconic character back to life in her own wonderful way, her Poppins was warm but stern and gave us everything you would want from a character and more. Also I wasn’t expecting Mary Poppins to be such a good match maker and I need more of the blossoming romance between Jack and Jane! I also need a Mary Poppins of my own to come and help me with my love life.

Everyone’s raving about how wonderful Emily Blunt is but the real star of this film has to be Lin Manuel Miranda who’s enthusiasm and passion for this film and it’s beautiful music is evident. There’s a scene which Jack (Lin Manuel Miranda) and the other London lamplighters perform ‘Trip a Little Light Fantastic’ and the choreography for that number was incredible. The original score is so iconic that it was always going to be difficult for the new one to be as memorable but nevertheless all the songs were fun and catchy with some of my favourites being ‘A Cover is not a Book’ and ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’!

This film warmed my little heart with its adorable storyline, characters and incredible score. I’m not surprised that this film is getting a lot of attention as it truly is a feel good film that is bursting with love and joy.