Mary Poppins Returns (2018) - Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Rob Marshall
Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Length: 130 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 195 out of 1000 found boring (19.5%)

One-line Reviews (482)

Okay, I may not watch this new offering as often as I have the original, but it was entertaining without being rude, profane, crude or violent.

" The music was awful and boring and scenes were just silly.

Cast were brilliant it is a warm film authentic in its presentation yes the songs sent too good but enjoyable enough it's beautifully filmed

(By the way, her cameo was totally pointless.

Yeah it was as much of a snore fest as this one was.

Dull, boring, predictable, lacking magic .

The start was slow, music was forgettable, the kids were scared during a few parts, and Emily Blunt was too cold for Mary Poppins.

Very enjoyable return to Mary Poppins .

"Everything about this movie is confusing, cold, and forgettable.

An enjoyable sequel or remake to the 1964 classic.

I also felt the film was too long & dragged, it could've easily have been 30 minutes shorter.

The plot was engaging and drew me in to the new story about the challenges facing the next generation of Banks'.

Add in a couple of bright and enjoyable musical sequences, and you've got a genuinely enjoyable finale, but one that is way too little, way too late to save the film as a whole.

Boring story line.

It felt empty and soulless.

She's also stunning.

The story line kind of predictable, though I have never watched the old version of Mary Poppins, i kind of knew what kind of ending the story will have at the end.

Big fan of Ben Whisham, but thogh he had some great moments overall I expected more intense acting as I know he can.

The storyline was just so pointless and didn't seem to go anywhere and no scenes seemed to make any sense at all.

Emily Blunt is riveting as cinema's most famous nanny and also perhaps the most underrated of female sociopaths, a woman capable of any magic she chooses and who will promptly accuse any observer or witness of being utterly out of his or her mind.

It was so bad, I wanted to leave within 20 minutes.

I left the theater singing songs from the original and can't recall any of the tunes from Mary Poppins Returns.

The acting is great and the songs had a great entertaining factor!

Emily Blunt was more entertaining in James Corden's "22 Musicals in 12 minutes" than she was in this, and Ben Whishaw is downright dour as Michael.

The music is gorgeous, Emily Blunt's performance is breathtaking, and the message of the movie will leave old and new viewers in awe.

My family were falling asleep and we left after realizing that it's nearly two hours and a half long.

The songs are too many, not very good, all sound the same, and have nothing to do with the story, it just feels like they've been put in at random to stretch a simplistic short story into a 2-hour boring snooze-fest, and are instantly forgettable.

I really wanted to like this movie, especially since it featured A-list actors, lavish production design, and stunning costumes.

Her Mary is stiff, cold, pretentious and unlikeable.

That being said, the movie might still be entertaining for children and if that is it's only goal that the movie has reached it.

We were all on the edge of our seat.

Bake in some over cooked forgetable songs that seem to have nothing to do with the movie, a good cast with a bad mustache acting well with nothing to say, great London locations and visuals, and a going through copycat beats of the original movie (they end up in a cartoon land, they do a roof top dance etc etc), and you get a overlong snore-fest of a movie that shouldn't have been made.

That's one of the main sources of boredom.

All and all, I really enjoyed it.

I wasn't expecting too much from the movie, so I wouldn't say I was disappointed when watching, if anything, it was all too predictable, which is a shame.

A charming and enjoyable follow-up to one of Disney's best live-action films .

I loved the original movie and I somehow appreciated some cameos, some details taken from it, some recurring situations, but this got repetitive and boring.


Whilst I do agree it is not as good as the classic Mary Poppins and does not compare, I still think it is a good film in its own right and enjoyed it.

Lessons for all generations lie the nanny's wisdom, utilizing a variety of worlds and settings to help the Banks family find their way in the harsh London streets Much of the story contains nods to the original plot, while others hold something new and exciting in their powerful sequences.

Very predictable also and dragged out.

I think she made Mary Poppins a little too cold and kind predictable in some of the things she did.

Have finally caught up with this and enjoyed it thoroughly.

If this sounds technical, it's just in words what your ears will find ordinary, uninteresting, and bland.

But the music was lacking; it was either fast paced or extremely slow music with no inbetween.

Music was fun and it's visually beautiful but storyline was so bad and everything was expectable and boring.

Totally worth watching and re watching for years to come!

It just dragged on and on.

A nice little movie, but a bit dull.

I rather enjoyed it.

Visually stunning Emily Blunt is wonderful as Mary poppins the story is charming as are all the characters.

The special effects were excellent, especially the cartoon-sequence, but the movie dragged a bit for me.

I highly recommend it!

Most of the casting decisions were terrible and performances are dull.

They are enjoyable and they linger on the familiar making them so.

I have to score it over 5 simply for its stunning visuals, I have to.

Overall, the movie projects a feeling of attending a circus performance - a hodge-podge of disjointed animation and dance sequences barely glued together to make a coherent story.

'Mary Poppins Returns' is an undeniably fun and charming sequel while it lasts, with some great performances, entertaining musical numbers, and a fairly engaging narrative with some good character arcs.

Perfectly Fine Enjoyable Family Film .

The songs were so frequent it became tedious.

Very boring .

Emily Blunt was no Julie Andrews, so hard and boring most of the time.

Fell asleep halfway through the film despite my best efforts.

Do yourself a favor-save your money and watch the original.

This said the film is an enjoyable watch with fun songs, great effects and clever choreography.

I'll write this or short and sweet- it was a really great and enjoyable family movie.

This Lightman is a palpable person, a compelling guy whose job of street lights is like a symbol, to have some light!

" The plot was predictable down to the kite.

No soul, formulaic .

Though, there wasn't a lot of tension in this film anyway, most of the scenes that tried to be suspenseful ended up being simplistic, like the characters somehow finding their way home using just lights.

save the money and watch aquaman instead

I was a musical..what! Within the first 45 minutes I felt like nearly every song was shoved in there and poorly placed.

Thirdly, while Emily Blunt is a good Poppins, it's a long boring stretch before she enters the mivue.

Worth watching!

Had to leave the theater from the PTSD 40 minutes before it ended.

Practically Pointless in Every Way .

Mary Poppins defies every law of physics just to muck around like little a bored idiot while other characters jump up and down with excitement.

As a result, the whole thing felt disjointed and more like a set of scenes stitched together than a proper movie.

The songs go on for way too long and don't progress the story at all.

The music was bland and forgettable.

So disappointed and dull .

Others in the group fell asleep.

because it is kind of BORING....

Worst movie I have seen for a long time .

Rob Marshall with an incredible direction and stunning choreography.

Take a pillow, you will fall asleep or at least want to do anything other than endure it.

The songs were dull.

The story is clever and the music works to make it an enjoyable film.

Rushed, hackneyed, devoid of new ideas, a total bogus copy of the original with a new coat of superficial shallow waste of your time paint.

They wanted to leave in the middle.

I made it through to the end of the film, but even Mary Poppins's exit was confusing.

Don't waste your time.

The performances were great, dancing was wonderful, but the story was contrived and felt very manufactured.

Complementing the music are the visceral visuals with breathtaking cinematography from Dion Beebe.

(It will contain spoilers but seeing as the whole thing was utterly predictable, that's not a major issue)The plot - Jane and Michael Banks are older.

The plot seems messy and contrived and overall extremely disappointing.

Sure, your children might want to see it, then there is no way around that but if you have a choice, don't waste your money.

Don't waste your time watching it!

But the animated part is worthless, the sequence with the lamplighters is too long, and the part with Meryl Streep is just plain WEIRD.

Extremely dull movie.

At just under 2 hours 10 minutes, this movie dragged a little and could easily have been trimmed down by 30 minutes or so.

Slow start, very boring, disappointed .

Overall it was dull and boring.

" Given that we know Meryl is a great singer (from her stunning turn in "Mamma Mia,") her performance is part character and part watching a Hollywood legend perform.

Dumb and boring songs that lasted for about more than a half of the movie.

I'm mystified by the bad reviews and people saying it was boring, a money grab, and the music was lousy.

but still be kinda bored.

The plot was a disjointed mess from Jane's rally, to the house debt, a broken bowl, to a bank eager to foreclose, to Michael's fake mustache, to Meryl Streep's bizarre, terrible overacting scene.

There's really only one memorable song (or two at a push) and, though most of them and their accompanying dance scenes are enjoyable while they're occurring, you'd be hard-pressed to recall any of them or even their choruses, certainly word-for-word, after the credits have rolled; pretty much any of the songs from its predecessor come to mind first.

This dreadful bore picked the wrong director (like asking a burlesque choreographer to direct a Baptist Christmas Musical), Emily Blunt appears to be attempting to put on an air rather than a genuine air of Mary Poppins, the music was entirely forgettable.

Just a lot of boring songs strung together with very little plot sprinkled in.

The mark of a good musical is when you leave the theater humming a song or two.

Boring .

I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Borefest .

The characters were engaging, the costumes exquisite, and special effects were marvellous.

While recent modern retellings like Cinderella and Beauty And The Beast have used the traditional fairytale style to their advantage, crafting an unparalelled elegance and majesty, Mary Poppins Returns is a film that's far too messy and dull to be able to capitalise on that innocent and elegant vibe created through that traditional style.

The child actors were also great and were very entertaining in the movieLin Manuel-Miranda as Jack the chimney sweeper was incredibly memorable and I hope I see him acting in more movies in the future.

The animated sequences were particularly entertaining utilising the old style of Disney animation.

I was bored halfway through the movie and almost fell asleep.

But they seemed to copy the old film to a stunning accuracy.

We took our grandson who is aged 3 and the slow pace to the movie made our afternoon a terrible experience in trying to keep him entertained and not disturbed others around us.

The sets will put you in some magical re-imagined-passed universe, while the dialogues don't hold up, the songs are bad, and if you actually pay attention to what's going on, you are bored.

Dull as dust.

save your money and time..

Boring .

Mind blowing awesome audio-visual treat; a hearts delight .

It's definitely a kids movie but entertaining.

The kids were funny and entertaining as well!

It is simply beautiful and a welcomed return to the character Emily Blunt is simply stunning and perfect for this character.

This same drab story line does not carry far in 2019, it may have done well in the early 80's.

I found this movie to be quite enjoyable.

The plot was predictable and rather stodgy.

Story line was, yawn.

Predictable with the end given away5 minutes after Mary Poppins arrival.

Also, most of the characters are not interesting, and cannot act well, and the story about the Banks about to lose their home due to an unpaid loan is boring.

Tape together a quick premise, a bunch of shallow technical scenes and a bunch of empty lines that aren't snappy, funny or interesting, and what you get is the new Mary Poppins.

UK needs to make better movies like The Favourite and should stop focusing on the boring and outdated type of "British humour" or car crash bio-dramas like Darkest Hour or Bohemian Rhapsody.

The songs were boring and forgettable.

Nevertheless, a wonderful film, highly recommend it.

Much is made of Lin-Manuel Miranda, but aside from looking like Billy Zane, he's as dull as kite flying.

After sitting through this doozer snoozer, I put on the original Poppins ...

In my opinion, it has a very, very slow start.

It is made for the whole family and is worth watching, child or no child.

Worst Movie of the Year .


Just really dull and boring songs.

Boring .

Some of the animated characters were frightening to my six year old, who started crying that she wanted to leave.

Later I learned why- to stay awake!

All in all Mary Poppins was entertaining.

It looked kind of weird seeing the characters look like they were enjoying the most boring musical songs...

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Jack) was just a bland actor, and while he did a nice ode to Van Dyke in terms of singing he fell short in bringing life to Jack and making the character his own.

So, don't waste your time and money on this as it's extremely disappointing.

It is heartwarming and thoroughly enjoyable.

The acting and dialogue from the children was so forced and cringey it was unbearable to watch at times and I found myself resenting characters I was meant to root for.

Not to mention, a stunning 18 minute segment of live action song-and-dance and traditionally hand-drawn animation that is stunningly state-of-the arts.

It does have some very poignant moments but it also has some very bland ones too.

Predictable nice ending.

What this film needs is time and distance from the original and despite its flaws, it is still tremendously entertaining, the songs and dance routines are all great and the themes of the film will resonate in a similar way to the original.

Also, MP doesn't appear until 20 minutes into the film, and it's just so dull.

Meryl Streep - so often the best thing about any film she's in - is both over-the-top and slightly pointless as Topsy, Mary Poppins' indiscriminately Eastern-European cousin, and the clear equivalent to the first film's laughing/floating Uncle Albert.

Slow Start, Long Movie .

Visually entertaining.

Very Entertaining and my kids enjoyed.

The story was disjointed, and the songs don't make much sense.

) section completely removed me from the film, i felt this section went on far too long and had some very uneccessary and poorly blended 'extreme sports' elements which were laughable.

It pats homage to the original including Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke having small yet oddly enjoyable roles.

Mary Poppins Returns, like other nostalgic Disney cash-grabs, is a boring, soulless movie that is not worth your time and money.

Not any sort of masterpiece, but enjoyable.

Starting off with a tedious first 15 minutes, the film then proceeds to split the story between the adventures of the young children off in fantasy land with Mary Poppins, while we see Michael and Jane Banks scurry around London desperately trying to save their house from being repossessed, with no apparent link between the two at all.

The storyline is slow, very slow and boring.

The main thing is that my Kids enjoyed it !

We were all struggling to stay awake.

Boring movie.

I fell asleep...

So for them, this movie is something that was just made for them and they absolutely enjoyed it.

It was so boring, half of the theater was half asleep.

Honestly, I got sleepy and bored when the light-keeper (am I right?

And I've read alot of reviews with 1 star rating, waste of money, blah blah blah there is a line in the film "the grown ups will always forget" this line is aimed at all of you bad reviewers you have lost touch I what this film is about the imagination and what it's like to be a kid running around flying a kite.

I went to accompany my wife and was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it so much.

To be fair it was really enjoyable .

Mary Poppins returns is a very enjoyable film.

The score is excessively long and boring.

The song's, while enjoyable, are not the original songs either (was disappointed not to hear one or two of them).

The script left them as little more than predictable good-cop-bad-cop cartoons.

I felt like the director and actors were aggressively trying to match that magic from the original movie, only to come up way short in their effort with a weak script and uninspiring music.

A really enjoyable sequel that touches on all of the originals' tones.

Don't waste your time!

It's actually a little spooky hearing those lush Kostal orchestrations used on such dull new songs.

Why were the dull tunes given the go-ahead?

Visually stunning and well acted by all the lead actors.

There are way too many songs, and the movie is far too long it's honestly ridiculous.

It moves too fast, yet some how also takes way too long to get to the point.

Worst movie ever It's a concert rather than a movie and the songs are forgettable Good for kids under 5

Don't waste your time on this movie, please.

And poor Colin Firth was saddled with a thankless role of a boring, barely two dimensional (forget three) villain.

I enjoyed it.

None of the songs seem that memorable, with the best probably being the 'Trip a little light fantastic' one from all the lamplighters, but like the chimney sweeps in the original, it goes for way too long.

The plot was predictable.

An enjoyable continuation of the beloved 60's classic with a surprising return of Dick Van Dyke in his 90's.

In fact, we learn at the end of the movie that the entire enterprise was completely pointless through the appearance of Dick Van Dyke.

I however thought it was a huge waste of time and money.

When they try to Mary Poppinsify every aspect of the movie to the point everything becomes, repetitive, flat, boring, and soulless.

how pretentious and atrocious ...

The story isn't creative, intriguing, or subtle.

" I imagined children fidgeting in their seats, asking "When is this going to be over?

Dick Van Dyke saves the otherwise dull film.

Story-wise he adds pretty much nothing, except a pointless romance story line with Mortimer's character that in fact was entirely pointless too.

In Old School flourish, the leeries (city street lantern lighters) break into the breathtaking musical number in the London night.

Even though he is truly excellent, the fact remains that his Deus Ex Machina appearance just rendered the entire movie pointless in one fell swoop.

The original was the first movie to broach the subject of the suffragette movement, and this one tries to approach the recession, but offers up a solve that has to do with luck, thus transforming the topic in something as uninteresting as a broken nail.

This version has a different tone and is somewhat visually darker that the original, but it can stand on it's own as a very well done and entertaining movie.

In theory, this should have worked, but the music was all wrong - it was slow moving, and it was way too long.

As far as the movies goes: it starts out so slow.

Boring and went on forever .

Save your money on this one!

Really like Streep but she and her character were just bizarre and she overdoes the acting, with the character feeling like a going nowhere plot-device practically forgotten about quickly.

Good- Original font used in film opening/ending Settings and background were stunning Quotes and nods to original film Costumes and characters StorylineBad - Music !

So for the boring things that kids just dont care about, I would give the movie 7 out of 10 stars.

Don't waste your time watching it!!

The film is engaging throughout and avoids the traps of being overly sentimental or super sugary sweet without moving a million miles from the framework of the earlier film.

Really long, slow and boring .

LMM and Blunt are constantly smiling, the resolution is predictable, and I never really doubted that everything would work out fine.

Boring and meh.

For a Family / Kids movie the story line is sooooooooo slow.

The lyrics and orchestration far outstripped the quality of the musical score, which was blah and repetitive.. No haunting equivalent of "Chim Chim Cheeree" or "Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag" or even "Supercalifrajilisticexpialidosis (sp?

The visuals and acting are great and the last song is good but overall it's dull and disappointing.

As for my family my 10 year old brother found it boring as he thought it was too long and even my mom hated it as she preferred the 1964 version.

Our family enjoyed it thoroughly!

On the other hand, the pace dragged all through the beginning and it wasn't as funny as it could have been.

It was formulaic and overwrought.

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins is compelling and totally watchable.

I was sat in the cinema and there came a point where children were crying to go home (my little sibling included), people falling asleep (I tried my very hardest not to) and even people beginning to whisper as the film dragged on.

Probably one of the most boring movies I've ever seen.

Aside from that it's an enjoyable movie and i'd recommend it to anyone who liked the first movie.

Rather than being the delightful family extravaganza it aims to be, this is a film that proves both boring and painfully annoying to watch, such is the mess created by Rob Marshall's desperately poor directing throughout, as well as the infuriatingly hectic screenplay, the misjudged animated visuals, and generally underwhelming musical numbers.

Dont waste your time.

My kids found it very boring (boy - 4, girl - 11)...

Dont get your expectation too high, the movie is boring and half the theater dozed off.

It was fun and exciting and I've owned a DVD of it for years, which I re-watched the night before seeing the new film.

It was impossible at the time, Mary felt too predictable and not Mary, the songs seemed lackluster and unmemorable, the story was just blah and Michael Was unlikable other than the song he sang in the attic.

The music hall scene is fun and exciting as well as being a marvel.

And all the accompanying banal music pales versus the original.

These type of characters in movies are very astounding to pull off and make them not dull, but entertaining.

It's too dull for children, and it's certainly not enjoyable for adults.

Very wooden acting, boringly awful songs.

Very enjoyable, although it does drag a bit towards the end and I found the comedy more cringey than funny.

Even my children were ready to leave before the end...

Definatley worth watching and is good for kids of all ages.

Had to watch a few times to finish because I kept falling asleep

Mary snore-pins .

This movie even though having great acting is so boring and disappointing compared to the first.

It's good to see that the film tries its hand with an original soundtrack, to recapture the magic of the original but still feel just as fresh on its own, however it's unfortunately plagued with mediocre musical numbers that are both dull and completely non-sensical.

What i was disappointed about is all of the new songs, although charming and enjoyable to watch, sung well and entertaining with great animations, dancing, and acting, the songs are absolutely not memorable in the slightest and fell flat, i even found some songs so fast and wordy, i couldn't quite understand them.

That said, this was literally one of the most boring movies I have ever seen!

Uninspiring, lack lustre performances, terribly written songs that bored me silly and just an awful couple of hours that I can never get back.

Slow at times, that is easy to overlook due to the iconic nature of the movie.

Boring, and just quite painful to watch.

The visuals are stunning to look at and I loved how they brought back 2D animation which I missed terribly as Disney stopped making 2D animated movies since 2011.

It was boring .

It features several huge production numbers, if you think that's boring then you shouldn't be going to see a musical.

An apsect I enjoyed about the first is that the normality of the mundane world took the primary residence for driving the plot, allowing people to understand that they can take the lessons that they learnt with jane and michael from Mary Poppins' magic, and apply them to their own very real lives.

Extremely Boring .

It was a unanimous vote that it was well done, but boring.

Waste of time .

If you want to watch an entertaining movie called Mary Poppins, watch the original!!!

And songs that were difficult to follow, and will never leave the impression that the original film did back in the day.

The arrival of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins was exciting and believable.

Overall, though, I found "Mary Poppins Returns" to be basically entertaining, if far too reliant on following the general structure of the original to really carve out a niche of its own like that one did way back when.

The direction was weak makng characters like Michael and Jack look pointless and irrational and Mary, smileless and staring into space.

The songs were awful and unmemorable, whilst the dance sequences unimaginative and boring.

With a U rating certificate, this movie would attract young children and I can imagine that many would get bored watching this.

The plot was a bit daft and the ending seemed disjointed and rushed.

In the first five minutes of the movie I was bored.

My only nitpicks include not having at least one memorable song from the first movie be used as a way to close or even have Julie Andrews cameo (though I applaud Andrews for giving Blunt her blessing and admitting that she wanted it to be Emily's show), but the sequel stands out on its own despite a few scenes that teetered between "amusement" and "boredom.

I wanted to turn it off SO many times.

Long and uninspiring.

Very entertaining, with lots of color and imagination, this was a lot of fun to watch.

Terribly boring and nothing like the original .

It is great fun, hugely entertaining and well made.

I enjoyed it and would buy it on Blu-Ray.

Enjoyable for all ages.

It was basically a rubbish version of the classic but alot more boring where nothing really happened to make me sit up.

Slow and boring .

Emily Blunt did a spectacular job, but it all felt a bit contrived and forced.

This is an extremely enjoyable film, despite occasionally poor dialogue - almost unforgivable in a film with this budget.

Julie Walters, funny, Meryl Streep, crazy and entertaining, Colin Firth, evil and good at it.

This film was absolutely stunning.

The movie is very slow so my twin granddaughters got particularly fidgety after about an hour.

This Movie it just amazing it will take you back to your childhood, grab the popcorn as it will take you on a magical ride too far off lands what will keep you entertained with dancing and singing what will have you on the edge of your seat.

Awful attempt for propaganda .

Breathtaking .

I really tried to stick it out and watch to the end, but I got so bored and impatient that I turned it off.

Songs where dull and not a single song that I will joyfully sing along to.

Mary Poppins Returns is such an enjoyable and fun ride that you must definitely see if you either like the classic film or just movie musicals.

Songs were boring.

The visual effects were magical and marvelous, stunning, one might say.

and it's kind of boring too sometimes.

I have to admit, that movie feels a little childish for the adult viewer, but beautifully executed musical and dance scenes are so well carried out, that it is enjoyable to watch even for adult viewer.

The music, though not as memorable as the original films soundtrack, was enjoyable enough (particularly the books song).

Although it's quite slow started, but it's getting more excited and entertaining through the rest of the movie.

But the original really had no plot, here they pressed in a contrived plot, I say contrived because the plot and it's resolution is signaled far ahead and it is not very original.

Otherwise, this film is far too long and overstuffed with unnecessary musical numbers that grow dull after awhile.

I think they also overplayed the everything is possible thing with her way too much, making the movie seem more contrived.

In this Broadway style musical version, the whimsy is replaced with a more complicated storyline and the fun seems contrived.

"Mary Poppins Returns" is a perfect acceptable, somewhat entertaining film (perhaps even more so for children than adults).

Every time the wayyyy-too-long songs began, I felt inclined to fast forward because they were dull.....

The visuals were stunning, the songs and performances were entertaining, and the story-line was easy for them to follow.

What an unexpected surprise .

The songs were boring and forgettable unlike the original songs or for that matter most Disney songs!

Don't waste your time seeing this.

Meryl Street's character was terribly misplaced and both her and Colin Firth's character was completely pointless.

A waste of time.

It's absolutely stunning.

Overlong and tedious throughout.

The music was disappointing and uninspiring.

Overlong with completely unmemorable musical numbers that dragged, especially the lamplighters sequence.

From the cheesy lines, to the tiresome songs, I found this movie boorish and dull.

The film is a musical just like the original and I found often the songs were cheerful and fun whilst rounding out a very entertaining and overall enjoyable times out at the cinema.

Both Enjoyable and Forgettable .

I love this movie as it brings ack so much childhood memories and also brings to us enjoyable music.

I have see "Mary Poppins Returns" twice now, and I enjoyed it even more the second time than I did the first time!

This version was a predictable formula movie with dull songs and it went on and on and on.

This was stunning.

**I saw the movie in its Spanish version** The acting was great, the references to the original were sweet, and it was a feel-good, enjoyable movie.

It's not bad, it's just kinda pointless .

The unexpected in this film?

Basically yeah it all starts with absorbing and processing lots of fiction, narrative.

The film's music is incredibly formulaic and predictable, and the story's pace is often erratic.

It was colorful at the magical parts and captured the dull and dreary gray of London.

For children it's everything you could ever wish for with lots of magic, intriguing characters and very memorable songs.

Also, Meryl Streep's role was so pointless and rather a waste of a storyline and song.

Poor singing, poor music, fake scenery that looks like it has been filmed at Harry Potter world, boring acting and singing at all the wrong moments.

Enjoyable .

Downsides of the film: Slow start, the songs were...

The move is long and sometimes boring.

It's a whole boring game with a bunch of bland mini games inside.

But I felt this movie moved at a better pace, which is why I enjoyed it more than the original.

The premise is boring and unrelatable - a misplaced title deed - what?

When we left the theater, my husband and I felt like we had just left the Magic Kingdom - it is a magical movie experience!

Starring Emily Blunt in the lead role, it is a charming and enjoyable follow-up to one of Disney's best live-action films.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

What a waste of stars,money and my time .

My husband was yawning and checking his watch every 15 minutes.

adventures are as entertaining as the original.

The songs were forgettable and the story was dull.

From the moment the animatiom scenes began i was bored stiff - they are frankly silly!

Boring, uninspired, terrible story, terrible acting, forgettable music, all on all total rubbish, was trying so hard to stay awake total torture watching this...

Threat of losing the house is another cliche.

I found it entertaining.

Boring, too long, too much singing .

The story was shallow and predictable.

This is as at its core it is a very bland film with music you will most likely forget as you exit the film.

In their own way though, to me they were very pleasant and well composed, the best being "Can You Imagine That" and "Nowhere to Go But Up", both actually very hummable, and the one miss being the completely forgettable and pointless "Turning Turtle".

I wanted to leave and spent most of the time dozing off and looking at my phone.

Emily Blunt is great, but the story drags, the songs are endless and boring.

And that goes for any sequel, But if you take it for what it is, a charming, fun and enjoyable movie you can take the entire family to (how often can you say that), you'll have a nice time.

It stayed boring.

The script lacks vivacity and drags on and on until we eventually reach the predictable end.

Emily Blunt's stunning characterization first and foremost.

Therefore, some audience members might be disappointed (or surprised) by her take on the character, as this time Mary Poppins provides more snappy and confident dialogue rather than showing lots of kindness or heart felt compassion.

Second the whole movie is very dreary, England isn't always dreary.

Story is boring.

The songs range from mediocre to dull.

This also makes the film incredibly predictable; although even without the same scenes you can guess a mile off what's gonna happen.

But for its long running time and several repetitive musical sequences.

Boring .

Good acting etc but far too long and magical overkill.

Boring movie, terrible songs and a thumb sucked story make this film a total waste of time and money.

Oh God how much I loved and enjoyed it.

Musicals are more enjoyable in theatre even though this was such a lengthy film.

Yet another dull product out of Disney factory.

The film had a very good story, very good scenes of comedy, fantasy and music; The actors were very good, the soundtrack was fantastic and the sound mix was very good, I highly recommend it.

Easy to watch and enjoyable.

It's not quite funny, or emotional, or spirited, or exciting enough.

Tedious , unmemorable and totally forgettable.

it gets repetitive, there're major situations very similar to the first one, which makes it look like a copy, a simple example is that the first one had uncle albert with his laughing problem, now this one has cousin topsy whose world turns around every second wednesday.

So many long boring scenes.

If I was to rate the film I would do so on cinematography, continuity and all the things that would bore children.

I'm sorry I just didn't get it, awful gibberish songs, no plot and I'm sorry just an awful film.

The cast was incredible, the costume designer stunning, the production design marvelous and the visual effects nostalgic.

I shall ignore the low reviews and say that I enjoyed it.

While not a perfect movie, it's a good followup to the original that was a very enjoyable evening at the movies.

A highlight too was the Doulton bowl/vaudevillian animated sequence, loved the animation itself and it was just very entertaining and charming with a tense end.

Unexpectedly enjoyable.

Emily Blunt did a fantastic job with her role, but the movie itself was boring and I feel like I'm officially dead inside to think that about Mary Poppins.

The music (I'll argue for the instrumentation over the vocals) was also compelling.

The only non-catchy songs are the ones that are a bit slower and "Turning Turtle.

Thoroughly entertaining and highly enjoyable.

That makes the story slow and a little bit boring.

My father started to fall asleep during this movie.

Alive with colour, fabulous music, splendid scenery and stunning choreography, Mary Poppins Returns delivers a fresh new magic to the popular story.

Fell asleep several times and I just wanted it to end.

When Emily tries to recreate Julie's "Stay Awake" scene it is terrible.

The film is thrilling and tells the story of the Banks family who are experiencing family and financial problems and end up having the misfortune to receive notice that they would be without their home if they did not take their debts to the Bank.

Emily Blunt is often of the best actors working today and its sad to see her talents wasted in this completely pointless sequel.

They'll get bored as the movie lacks fun and is very long for them to sit through.

The cartoon features really make it so silly unbearable to watch.

Quite frankly, the songs are bland and forgettable in the new Mary Poppins.

Worst movie I've seen in a cinema .

Boring, bad music and cheesy .

Never did the young kids get to sappy or cutesy, they were relate-able and enjoyable the whole time.


It was light hearted, fun and overall very enjoyable.

Too many songs, it was difficult to follow the story.

Lack of story is the ultimate let down here.

Empty and devoid of emotion.

" Unless you're a hopeless masochist or in love with the tripe that is Mary Poppins (who seemed rather creepy), save your money and see a good movie instead.


Waste of time .

Instead it's dull and drags a lot.

I wouldn't mind this if I was entertained, but honestly it's fairly bland and been there done that.

They waste no time introducing characters you should already know and love.

What makes it fascinating that despite it's critical phrase, five Oscar wins and timeless fandom, the author of the books, P.

I only now just realize any rationalizating logic I can add about how to just maintain this imagination as the movie focuses so much on would end up nothing because for eons people have already done the very same thing saying zillions of things on this matter trying to rationalize how to be all these good things how to not be bad things and there's nothing to add, just more mud slinging and drawing lines in the ground, wikiquote is filled with countless quotes to fall asleep to.

The children were irritating, the songs were forgettable and bland, the animation wasn't a patch on the original, and the story- oh the story- well I just hated it!

The actors were dull.

but for me, I fell asleep in the middle.

The kids were getting restless after an hour.. Occasional moments of fun and excitement in a very long dull movie.

The entire story was trite and the song lyrics were insipid, trite, fake positive philosophy.

They are clearly created with great love and care and to be honest, some of the messages are even more touching than the original ("nothing's lost forever only out of place", "don't judge a book by its cover", "trip a little light", even the topsy turvy song that seems to be the least popular is very clever and enjoyable).

Clever and fresh and unexpected.

Fifth, by the end of the show it was actually more exciting than the whole movie after sitting there for more 2 hours, I wanted to leave.

The characters are not much likable (perhaps excluding a short scene from the always amazing Meryl Streep), pace is painfully slow in the first half and middle.

The film was slow, boring, dragging & most importantly, loaded with too many songs that cranked up the run time to a stupid 2 hours & 8 minutes!

Lin Manuel is quite bland, the kids were ok and Ben Wishaw just plays Ben Wishaw.

I was expecting the film to end with them realising they don't need a big fancy house to be happy, they have each other but no, it basically says that because Michael had not been charitable as a child (spending his money to feed the birds) it meant he had all the riches he needed to save the house and keep the extra shares money, which frankly was a problem that was stretched out for far too long.

Again, this is a film for children, it lasts for two hours and ten which is too long.

Also the race to the bank is eventually pointless as the banker knew Colin Firth's character is a crook all along and he also knows that Michael has enough money to pay off his loan anyway without resorting to the shares mentioned.

I'm a MASSIVE Julie Andrews and original Mary Poppins film fan and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

The kids had a hard time sticking with it, and the adults simply had a hard time staying awake.

boring .

Disney is really liking this struggling father cliche now, aren't they?

The build up was just to boring and short.

The leery was by far the best performer and my kids faces really lit up when he was on the screen but the rest was rather boring.

Unexpected is what should drive a family fantasy movie, particularly one with so many expectations built into it.

From Meryl Streep's kooky cousin Topsy, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer's thankless roles as the grown up Banks children, Colin Firth's pointless rich man villain Wilkins and particularly the three new rather forgettable young generation of Banks children, Returns doesn't surround Miss Poppins with the best collection of supporting players who all tend to flail about in a narrative that takes too long to deal with the Banks possibly losing their family home because their father can't manage his finances.

The songs could've been better, but they are still entertaining.

I was worried because of how predictable, contrived, and simplistic this film was and that because of Mary Poppins's belief in everything being possible that she was going to bring the mother back somehow, whether in spirit or physical.

Worth Watching .

, and etc. This film is definitely worth watching in every perfect way.


The main problem is with the films story, it's very formulaic, easy to predict, has an awful Deus Ex Machina save the day at the end.

Much like the original movie, Mary Poppins and the children journey into an animated world, but unlike that film, which used it as a quick, quirky aside to the main story, the adventure into the animated world is dragged on for far too long, and the interaction between the human and animated characters is far too jarring for the good of the story at the early point it occurs.

Good to cast some british actors in the movie, but what was the most exciting thing to see is the 2D animation, I had no idea how great it would look.

So boring and slow I turned it off .

Emily Blunt does a great job portraying the titular character and the kid actors are enjoyable.

This is anything but entertaining!

The story is as unimaginative as it can be and doesn't really make the audience what happens next because it is so predictable.

The songs go on far too long, most of the actors were either irrelevant or kind of annoying.

And the film was way too long.

The scene often drag on and on and every time it looks like the movie might take a turn to the better it goes right back to the boring, old story.

Mediocre and dull due to poor script .

I was surprised that my five year old grandson enjoyed it, so that made me happy.

Long and boring!

Entertaining and fun :))) .


Worse, the cheesy and predictable dialogue introduces the film - with all of the key set-ups rooted in these silly introductions.

The plot is contrived around the original, as are the characters, situations, and songs, which are somewhat tuneless.

Director Rob Marshall and writer David Magee are far more concerned with pulling you into a fantastical world of catchy songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and lovingly rendered hand-drawn animation.

A most fun and enjoyable movie!

Boring Movie .

It´s a dull copy of the original; they just removed the story.

The songs are enjoyable though sometimes they can be annoying at times.

Stay awake for this movie.

1930's London is also truly stunning in its scope and fairytale-like visuals.

Even Mary's earlier reflective mirror scene was extended to create a more entertaining entire mini-funny episode.

The songs are sweet & there are sufficient nods and winks to the original to make it an enjoyable film in its own right; and that's how to treat it.

When I first watched it, I thought it was a little boring.

I enjoyed it and loved it!!

Waste of time .

Yes, whilst the plot is predictable, it's still charming.

Pointless subplots, ridiculous plot holes, wasted talent.

The musical numbers were quite entertaining although not mind-blowing enough to counter the one-dimensional and stale performance that Emily Blunt gives in the film.

That didn't happen with this one, no one cheering, no one humming or upbeat, over the moon as we left the theater.

Has to be one of the most boring movie I have ever seen.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

The movie is heartwarming and definitely worth watching.

The story was bland and the songs were boring and forgettable.

Song's were boring, I wouldn't have minded the movie being that long had it been good, I only stayed because I thought it had to get better boy was I wrong.

The song sequences were forgettable and went on far too long, often with no relevance to the movie.