So here’s my disclaimer: I have more vivid memories of the Simpsons’ ‘Sherry Bobbins’ episode than I do if the original ‘Mary Poppins’. In my mind now, the original film is more certain iconic songs and clips than remembering the plot of the actual movie.
So, I doubt the new film will become as iconic as the original. But, I also feel like, they didn’t mess it up (if that makes sense). As others will surely say, to have a fun, completely non-cynical, old school Disney film in 2018 is kind of nice. That’s one.
Two, I don’t know who else was on the short list, but Emily Blunt was the right choice to play this part right now. She can sing, she has natural comedic timing, she carries the part as her own.
Lin-Manuel: I almost feel like HE was born for this movie more than Emily was. He fits naturally in the classical musical form (because of course he does), and thankfully, they give him a number that lets him do his modern, hip hop flavored style.
The movie doesn’t go wide for another month, so I won’t ruin some of the winks to the audience that are thrown in. But I can definitely the adults got a kick out of a few things that went over the heads of the kids in the audience I was in.
Fun. This was fun.