Wednesday, January 16, 2019     Volume: 19, Issue: 45
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
A DOG’S WAY HOME
AQUAMAN
BUMBLEBEE
ESCAPE ROOM
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
HELLRAISER:JUDGEMENT
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
MORTAL ENGINES
SECOND ACT
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
THE MULE

MARY POPPINS RETURNS

PHOTO BY WALT DISNEY PICTURES

MARY POPPINS RETURNS


Where is it playing?: Parks Plaza

What's it rated?: PG

What's it worth?: $Full price

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

    Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Pirates of the Caribbean: One Stranger Tides, Into the Woods) directs this sequel to the 1964 classic about a magical nanny who helps two neglected children reconnect with their father. This time around, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns to the Banks family children who are now adults. Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) lives with his three children—Anabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh), and Georgie (Joel Dawson)—and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), in the same house on Cherry Tree Lane. With encouragement by Michael’s sister, Jane (Emily Mortimer), and the help of lamplighter, Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Mary helps the new set of Banks children find the joy in life.
    I’m happy to report that this sequel—54 years after the original!—is just as wonderful and magical as the first one. Rob Marshall and company have truly done the original justice. The story, the music, the acting, the cinematography, the special effects, and the direction are all superb!
    This film is a nostalgia-fest for parents and an introduction to a new world of wonder for kids. If I had some little ones, I’d take them straight to the theater to see this film and then straight to the record store to buy the soundtrack. Mary Poppins Returns is an instant classic! (130 min.)
—Glen Starkey




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