54 years. That’s how long it has been since the original Mary Poppins graced the silver screen. And now, five decades later, Disney has crafted a sequel to their original masterpiece, with Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the lead roles. The film has carried major buzz throughout its lead up to its December release date and tonight, Disney held the world premiere for the film. So, what is everyone saying about Mary Poppins Returns?
In short, universal praise from critics and fans alike! The first reactions have made their way onto twitter and praise has been directed towards the music, performances (Emily Blunt in particular), the visuals and narrative. Check out some of the first reactions below!
Mary Poppins Returns is a exquisitely made film with delightful music, excellent performances (especially by Emily Blunt) & contagious optimism.
And yet…it felt SO similar to the original. New songs, better technology, same story & themes. I definitely recommend it though.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) November 30, 2018
#MaryPoppinsReturns is absolutely delightful, packed with old school charm and it keeps you smiling the entire time. So much color and warmth and wonder – a film about believing in the ones you love and loving to imagine the possibilities. pic.twitter.com/6WmYErvUWD
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) November 30, 2018
#MaryPoppinsReturns is the warm, cozy comfort weight blanket we need right now – prescribed self-care that swaddles us in heartfelt sentiments. It respectfully balances nostalgia & modern tech, creating a joyful, eye-popping & immersive fantasy world. Emily Blunt is perfect. pic.twitter.com/WkRvfBfNeu
— Courtney Ho-Ho-Howard (@Lulamaybelle) November 30, 2018
So #MaryPoppinsReturns is so much excellence. Emily Blunt will get all the noms, Lin-Manuel win all the hearts, and the music will be in your head and on your playlist for months.
— Joel Meares (@joelmeares) November 30, 2018
#MaryPoppinsReturns is a jolly nostalgia-high with a blend of whimsical and heartwarming musical numbers & moments. It does feel more like a remake than a sequel at its core but it’s a new good old-fashioned musical worthy of jumping back into. Blunt & Miranda are magic. pic.twitter.com/TskLuXowI6
— Sarah El-Mahmoud (@sarah_elmahmoud) November 30, 2018
In honesty, I'd been having a rough day before I walked into screen it. Two hours later, I walked out in love with everything again. It's a happy-making movie. And it's easily going to garner a few Oscar nods. #MaryPoppinsReturns
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) November 30, 2018
I know I’m probably going to be in the minority but I didn’t love #MaryPoppinsReturns. It’s crowdpleasing but paint by numbers. Great production design, good music, Rob Marshall’s Stagey musical performances. Has moments of greatness but mostly not for me.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 30, 2018
I can finally say that I loved #MaryPoppinsReturns! Emily Blunt is practically perfect in every way! Also, @Disney needs to make branded tissues for every showing! So lovely! pic.twitter.com/z7LmfJMrde
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) November 30, 2018
Much like the Banks family, I didn't realize how much I needed Mary Poppins back in my life until she arrived. Emily Blunt is magical. @Lin_Manuel is a joy. And wonderful to see Navckid Keyd acting again. #MaryPoppinsReturns pic.twitter.com/mO0RSXW6J7
— Stephen (Dirk) Libbey (@childe_dirk) November 30, 2018
oh my fucking god eMILY BLUNT AS MARY POPPINS IN MARY POPPINS RETURNS YOU DONT UNDERSTAND SHE IS THE MOST PERFECT HOOMAN BEING
👇👇👇👇her role in the devil wears prada was 👌🙌🤧😫💯💯 pic.twitter.com/IjWbR5oHvT
— tamad pro: 8th edition (@_ddddaphne) November 30, 2018
“Mary Poppins Returns is a showstopper! Disney pulled every trick out of the bag for this film, and this is Rob Marshall’s best musical since Chicago. A must-see for some uplifting fun!” – EJ Moreno, Flickering Myth pic.twitter.com/1wJ39LGGFj
— Flickering Myth (@flickeringmyth) November 30, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns opens December 19, 2018.