Mary Poppins Returns (???!!!!)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by feinstei9415, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. feinstei9415

    feinstei9415 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Bend, IN
    Dick Van Dyke is returning as the president of the bank. Expected around Christmas, 2018. Anyone have any other details? Does anyone think that this will actually work???
  2. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
  3. AKA

    AKA I got a custom title

  4. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Funny - as soon as I heard this "sequel" would come out, I thought "I'll bet Emily Blunt plays Mary"!
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  5. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    Talk about a hard act to follow.... The original Mary Poppins is practically perfect (see what I did there?) Dick Van Dyke was great as the bank president in the first version, and as Bert of course(the lousy Brit accent notwithstanding.)
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  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I like the star so I'll be watching~
  7. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Forum Gangsta

    Okay, probably no coincidence that the Mary Poppins musical came to Hamburg recently.^^
  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    I wonder if all available copies of the film, Saving Mr. Banks will suddenly and inexplicably disappear...while strange, muted calls of, "Let me out!" emanate from the Disney Vault...? :help:
  9. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    Now, Dick can play Mr. Dawes with less makeup! :sigh:
  10. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
  11. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

    Kenosha, WI. USA
    Seems kind of out of step to do a sequel with a different actress. I would have maybe gone for something like, the kids in the original are all growing old now, and search for Mary to see her one last time, kind of "Eddie and the Cruisers" style. What would they find? Julie Andrews would play the part, of course... and the reveal would be priceless.
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  12. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    why don't these guys start reading some books and find something fresh and new
    instead of rehashing. it's becoming a joke!
  13. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    They are going to "La La Land" Poppins so much, that my version will seem like an antique. Sometimes "history" should just stay "history", but sadly Hollywood never got the memo!
  14. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I'll be there. No reason not to bring a beloved character back for a new generation.
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  15. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

    maybe emily blunt will get that oscar nomination she was cheated out of for sicario
  16. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    The trailer lost me when the kite turned CG.
  17. Joel Cairo

    Joel Cairo Video Gort Staff

    Portland, Oregon
    "Mary Poppins Returns"...

    ...and this time, it's personal!! :wantsome:

    - Kevin
  18. joshm2286

    joshm2286 Active Member

    The original Marry Poppins film was good and no sequel in the franchise will top it in my opinion.
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  19. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I think the original is a mixed bag. It's become viewed as a classic but I think it's pretty erratic - it can be fun and charming but it can also drag.

    Will the "sequel" be better? Probably not. Could it be better? I think so...
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  20. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Oh boy ,here we go...another sequel....W-H-Y....???????????????????????????????????????
  21. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    Better a sequel than a remake, though.

    Plus, when they read new books, we wind up with three Fifty Shades Of Gray movies...
  22. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    I guess I don't see that. The only immediate thing that comes to mind is the choreographed "Step In Time" sequence. That can be a little tedious, but I'm not one to enjoy watching dancing scenes much. I will say that the movie is pretty lengthy considering it's ostensibly for children, but then...Wizard Of Oz.:agree:
  23. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    "Wizard of Oz" isn't a long movie - it's 103 minutes.

    "Mary Poppins" is 139 minutes!

    And a lot of that running time is devoted to seemingly endless musical numbers.

    Again, "Poppins" is a generally good movie, but it's not one without flaws, IMO:

    Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition [Blu-Ray] (1964)
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  24. Raf

    Raf Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    I hope they don't keep those question marks and exclamation points in the title when the film is released. They look kinda dumb.
  25. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    Wow, sure seems longer to me, but I love it.

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