Mary Poppins Returns was lovely. Both the leads (Blunt, Miranda) did a fantastic job. There were moments of delight, especially the Royal Doulton Music Hall. But, the music was just good, not great. It falls short of the original.
Agreed! I think what they were able to do was impressive. It was a worthy follow-up, just needed some help with the music. I’m surprised that they didn’t have Lin-Manuel Miranda write the music. I have a feeling that would have put it over the top!
@arush living up to the magic of Julie Andrews is near impossible. That said, I don’t think the performers were an issue. Emily Blunt did an amazing job, as did Lin-Manuel Miranda. The music itself was the main issue for me: it was good, but not great!