Further proof that Hollywood is completely lacking in new ideas. I’m pessimistic as far as how they will destroy yet another classic.
Emily Blunt is the perfect Mary Poppins!
The 34-year-old actress perfectly channels the iconic character in a brand new photo from Mary Poppins Returns. The pic, which first debuted onUSA Today, shows Blunt and her co-star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, taking a joy ride.
Hamilton mastermind Miranda plays lamplighter Jack in the movie, while Meryl Streep will play Mary’s cousin, Topsy, Dick Van Dyke will play Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, Colin Firth will play William Weatherall Wilkins, the head of the bank, and Angela Lansbury will play the Balloon Lady.
Mary Poppins Returns takes place 25 years after the original Disney movie, which starred Julie Andrews in the titular role. The sequel centers on Poppins’ return to the family, when Michael suffers a personal loss in 1930s London.
As for whether Andrews will be making a cameo in the movie, which will be released in 2018, she revealed in June that it wouldn’t fit with the storyline.
“It’s 55 years since that Mary Poppins was made. This Mary Poppins is going to star Emily Blunt, and I’m a huge fan,” she said. “It’s a totally different story. You know, Disney had all the other Mary Poppins stories in its archives. So, why not use them up and make another one?”
“It’s [Blunt’s] movie,” Andrews declared. “It’s not a recreation of the movie by any means. …It is about the same character and other aspects that she did in her life.”
Who was the arrogant asshole who thought Mary Poppins needed to be remade? He/she must be somehow related to the asshole who thought Jumanji needed to be remade. All Hollywood is doing is destroying classics that were a part of so many childhoods.
I like Mike Enoch’s attitude of how we need to create our own culture of critique and see some of these films Hollywood produces for the purpose of critiquing them and pointing out obvious flaws just like (((they))) did to our culture through years of Frankfurt school programming.
So will I be seeing this atrocity? Maybe. But only for the purpose of pointing out yet again that it didn’t need to be remade. And any obvious (((messages))) that need to be torn apart.
I noticed that this version will have other scenes and various parts of Mary Poppins life. So here’s my first critique other than this didn’t need to be made. Mary Poppins was always meant to be a bit of a mystery. Stop revealing that which was meant to be unknown about her. The mystery made it fun!