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MARY POPPINS RETURNS Pre-Release Thread
#1




This film is going to make a stupid amount of money.
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#2
Looks gorgeously shot, and I think Blunt is about as a good a casting choice as there could possibly be.

But really, the movie is going to live or die (for me) based on the quality of the songs.
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#3
But why?
I'm still avian.
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#4
I'm stupidly excited about this.

Marry Poppins was a childhood favorite in my household, and I'm a huge Emily Blunt fan.

Of course, I'm at work right now and can't watch the bloody trailer. I hope it looks good!!!

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#5
I'm happy to see what magic LMM can deliver with this.
I can't stand to see myself go through the motions, that bring me back into these same old sad emotions.
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#6
Got to admit, that did put a smile on my face.
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#7
Even in that brief glimpse, it looks like Blunt has done a great job mimicking Andrews' performance. Am looking forward to the full trailer!

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#8
They are really putting LMM front and center of the material. Interesting choice.

Ben Whishaw's mustache is everything.
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#9
I'm in. If it has Emily Blunt, I'm always in. (I wish.)
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#10
That was charming. I suppose I need to get around to seeing the original one of these days.
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#11
(03-05-2018, 01:42 PM)tcjsavannah Wrote: I'm happy to see what magic LMM can deliver with this.

He'll be fine as the Bert substitute, I'm sure.

But he's not the writer of the songs.
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#12
(03-05-2018, 01:55 PM)boone daniels Wrote: They are really putting LMM front and center of the material. Interesting choice.

Ben Whishaw's mustache is everything.

Very curious to see how LMM does here as a performer. Never particularly thought of him as a dance-man, and whatever you think of Dick Van Dyke's accent in the original, DVD could dance.

I'll tell you what, though, just from this trailer, I kinda want to see LMM in a Spielberg film. Dude gives good Spielberg face.
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#13
(03-05-2018, 02:24 PM)judas booth Wrote: I suppose I need to get around to seeing the original one of these days.

I just did a literal double take to make sure I read that right.
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#14
That...is certainly a gap in one's viewing history.
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#15
Careful with some of these add-ons if you are aiming for a darker theme. You may not sleep tonight:

   
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#16
(03-05-2018, 03:24 PM)wd40 Wrote: Careful with some of these add-ons if you are aiming for a darker theme. You may not sleep tonight:

I'm so glad Disney decided to give us a sequel to this:



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#17
Why isn't that called Scary Poppins?!
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#18
(03-05-2018, 03:32 PM)wd40 Wrote: Why isn't that called Scary Poppins?!

Truly an eternal mystery.
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#19
Watching that teaser again, I'm impressed with the lush, grand orchestration of the music. If the songs are in that timeless, old-fashioned sort of style, it's a step in the right direction. The songwriters have some huge shoes to fill, though.
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#20
NBC link was all I could find, but wanted to see how that works here now.  It's very catching, and I'm on board.
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#21
(03-05-2018, 02:49 PM)belloq87 Wrote:
(03-05-2018, 01:42 PM)tcjsavannah Wrote: I'm happy to see what magic LMM can deliver with this.

He'll be fine as the Bert substitute, I'm sure.

But he's not the writer of the songs.

I know, but unlike some Hamiltonians, I actually enjoy his performance. His earnestness in the role was always his strongest asset.
I can't stand to see myself go through the motions, that bring me back into these same old sad emotions.
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#22
I am so enthusiastic over the fact that they cast someone who looks and sounds like the original actress!

Disney? They get it.

**Pity that Ingruber didn't get a once-over for the male lead.
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#23
Gotta say that I feel sorry for whoever has to write the songs for this (I haven't checked). Mary Poppins has some of the best songs in Disney's catalogue (in my opinion). "A Spoonful Of Sugar" and "Super-calif-fragil-istic-expl-ali-docious", in particular, are just wonderful.

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#24
(03-05-2018, 02:15 PM)wd40 Wrote: I'm in. If it has Emily Blunt, I'm always in. (I wish.)





Now, we need a creepy, horror movie about Amelia Bedelia.
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#25
To be released a week earlier on Dec 19th.
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#26
Dec. 19th is like that KEY money making day, right? That's Avatar day.
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#27
Bumblebee and Aquaman are slated for release the same week.
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#28
Lawl poor Aquaman.

I'm sure Aquaman COULD be a cool movie. But up against Poppins and a promising looking Transformers "A girl and her dog" story? It's doomed.
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#29
You don't move it up unless you're REALLY confident about the film.

Also, apparently Dick Van Dyke isn't playing Bert in this. Go figure, I thought they were going to go for it.

Although, having just watched VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL and THE NIGHT MANAGER, I will say that they really should have done Hugh Laurie or Hugh Grant as "old Bert."
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#30
I believe Dick Van Dyke is playing the son of the old banker he also played in the original.
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#31
freeman Wrote:Dec. 19th is like that KEY money making day, right?  That's Avatar day.

December 19th, 1997 - TITANIC
December 19th, 2001 - LOTR: FOTR
December 18th, 2009 - AVATAR

But, basically, yeah.  That is the sweet spot in December.
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#32
I don’t know, I’m not sold that modern America has the affection and nostalgia for Mary Poppins that makes this a four quadrant slam dunk. I think it’s a pretty weak holiday season, as neither Bumblebee or Aquaman seem likely to explode either, and I’m sure Poppins will be right there in the mix with them, but I’d also predict that all three of them end up hovering around 200 million domestic, spreading the wealth in lieu of a clear front runner.

But then, people do love going to the movies at Christmas, so I guess if one of these simply has to break out, Poppins is probably the odds on favorite.
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#33
I think if for example the Jungle Book can be this multi generational mega hit Mary Poppins will clean up just fine.

If anything Bumblebee and Aquaman compete directly with each other for the fantastical "genre" dollars.
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#34
I remain unconvinced that BUMBLEBEE is gonna do well. The last TF movie didn't do great and I get the sense that people are kinda done with the franchise. AQUAMAN is the wild card, and I could see it doing well if the marketing is handled correctly. A killer trailer could turn that into a hit, especially if the film has great buzz to left it above the fray.

No, my one concern for MARY POPPINS RETURNS is CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. I could see CR satisfying that 'nostalgic Disney itch' for a lot of people. I'm probably way off base in that concern.
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#35
I think you guys are severely underestimating Mary Poppins Returns. Ladies in particular LOVE Mary Poppins. It's never been forgotten in the public consciousness (and neither has Julie Andrews, who is beloved in a certain 20s-30s generation because of the Princess Diaries movies), has had a popular Broadway show and interest was reignited by Saving Mr. Banks.

It's going to make Beauty and the Beast bank. It's gonna be HUGE.
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