Our anticipation for Mary Poppins Returns was not what you would call off-the-charts. Neither of us hold the original in THAT high of a regard and we’re both mixed on Rob Marshall as a director. However, Emily Blunt is a huge draw and you can’t ignore the talent of Lin-Manuel Miranda. We were more curious than anything.
And we liked it, we truly did. You just might not know it based on this episode. Mary Poppins Returns never wowed us the way big, whimsical musicals should. It got through it’s bloated two hour and eight minute runtime by showing us passable numbers without a lot of flair, with a couple exceptions. It worked, just not that well.
We recommend it, but if you are like us, that is to say adult and non-nostalgic about the character of Mary Poppins, you may be disappointed if your expectations are to high.
The real fun of this episode is just how punchy we are. We’re tired, and we’ve both been feeling overworked as we try to stack episodes up for the Christmas break. We have a good time talking for sure. So come hang out, have a drink (we sure did), and prattle on with us on today’s episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!
MARY POPPINS RETURNS SHOWNOTES!
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Ep 108ish Mary Poppins Returns . . Listen now at soimwatching.com (or wherever you listen to podcasts) . . 🚨Spoiler Talk starts at 18:20🚨 . . 1. Mary Poppins: Returns 2. “Hey kids, isn’t this fake bird neat?” 3. “Actually, it’d be nicer if it were a real bird, we’re quite hungry” 4. Glynis Johns in Marinda 5. Ben Whishaw as Dapper Dandy Daddy 6. 🎶Splish Splash we’re imagining a bath🎶 7. “So I’m about to go ALL IN on this number, but honestly, if you need to go to the bathroom, now’s the time” 8. “Ok, so over there is where I’m going to make the movie really dull, can you do something completely luminous and throw the whole thing into a state of discord?” 9. Angela Lansbury 10. Mary Peaces the fuck out . . . #SoImWatchingThisShow #SIWTS #Podcast #Movies #Film #Cinema #InstaFlick #InstaMovies #MovieReview #Funny #PopCulture #MovieOfTheDay #NowWatching #MaryPoppins #MaryPoppinsReturns #Disney #EmilyBlunt #LinManuelMiranda #BenWhishaw #Christmas #ChristmasMovie