Originally Posted by Calico
I'm very sorry for your loss.
I saw Mary Poppins Returns with an 11-year-old last week, and she emphatically declared it to be "much better than the first one!"
I need to rewatch the original; it has been too many years since I've seen it.
The touches back to the original Mary Poppins movie were wonderful and an OMG! came out of my mouth when 'you know who' shows up in the last bank scene. But I was also impressed with the touches of modernity for today's kids such as the bicycle tricks and the bikes riding on something resembling a half pipe.
The scene where the children and Mary are getting chewed out by Michael and then the kids sing a part of this song to him had me in tears (again). Michael then comments that their mother lives on in one child's eyes and in one child's walk. This scene reminded me that half my DNA is from my mother so she is always with me!
Mary Poppins Returns is a treasure.