'Mary Poppins Returns' review: An earnest successor to a timeless classic

The film may not be as iconic as the Julie Andrews starrer, but it will certainly go down in cinematic history as a worthy attempt at a successor.

Published: 10th January 2019 04:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th January 2019 04:43 PM   |  A+A-

A still from 'Mary Poppins Returns' | IMDB

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Fifty-four years ago, PL Travers’ book series, Mary Poppins, was adapted into an iconic Walt Disney production. To this day, it remains one of the most celebrated musicals to come out of Hollywood.

The film, as it turned out, had many firsts. It marked the feature film debut of the legendary Julie Andrews. It went on to receive a whopping 13 nominations at the Academy Awards the following year (a record for a Disney release), winning five. If that wasn’t enough, it was the only Disney film to be nominated for Best Picture in the man’s lifetime.

So, it stands to reason that living up to all the hype that 1964 original created was never going to be an easy task. And waiting more than half a century for the follow-up meant the makers had their work cut out.

Much like its famed predecessor, Mary Poppins Returns, basks in some cinematic history of its own, being part of one of the longest gaps between sequels in Hollywood.

(The story originally appeared in Cinema Express.)

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