Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse may have dominated the box office last month, but Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns has slowly been picking up steam. Emily Blunt has been praised for taking over the Poppins role for Julie Andrews, and Ryan Reynolds has took to Twitter to congratulate her… sort of.
Check out Reynolds’ post:
Mary Poppins Returns. Emily Blunt is a master at work. She is brilliant. She must be stopped. pic.twitter.com/0IKpkfUFXP
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 11, 2019
Blunt’s husband John Krasinski had also reacted to Ryan Reynolds’ supposed congratulations:
Couldn’t agree more with everything you’re—- wait… https://t.co/pXtfEImIM6
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) January 12, 2019
With Poppins’ status of being a classic piece of cinema, a lot of pressure was on the filmmakers to deliver a good sequel. I have to say, director Rob Marshall did some very excellent work; Mary Poppins Returns had some great choreography and music, plus Blunt makes the role her very own.
While I personally thought Meryl Streep’s number was the weakest in the film, a lot of other numbers definitely shine. Angela Lansbury delivers with Nowhere to Go But Up, and I almost clapped in the theater after Lin-Manuel Miranda and company’s Trip a Little Light Fantastic.
The film was a success for Disney, and it’s said that a sequel is already in the works. I’m already looking forward to sequels such as Mary Poppins Forever, Mary Poppins and Robin, Mary Poppins Begins, The Magic Nanny, and The Magic Nanny Rises.
You think the franchise would last long enough for a crossover Mary Poppins v Nanny McPhee: Dawn of Manners?
Catch Mary Poppins Returns in theaters today.