MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Genre: Family , Fantasy , Musical
Consumer Advice: a scene of very mild peril
Director: Rob Marshall
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.
Against all the odds, this is a very worthy follow-up to the original movie. Blunt is pitch-perfect, as ever, in a film that all but insists you leave with a smile slapped on your face. Olly Richards, Empire
Mary Poppins Returns is a delightfully whimsical musical sequel that pays homage to its predecessor, yet by and large thrives on its own merits. Sandy Schaefer, Screen Rant
This seamless blend of old and new is typical of Marshall’s approach. Using the original film as his template, he’s honed it and updated it, taking care to strike plenty of nostalgic notes en route. Marshall has not only brought Mary into the present, he’s set her up for the future. Sandra Hall The Age