Mary Poppins Returns – The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).
Q-tips say: Mrs. Q was not impressed. It seemed more like a redo than a sequel. The Mr. wasn’t impressed either. A a lot of animation was added and some music/songs had a tone of hip hop beat. Don’t pay for it in the theaters, stream it if you must see it! Mrs. Q says: However, there is no sex/killing/drugs, so maybe ok for kids to see. Mary Poppins should not have returned.