'Mary Poppins Returns': Emily Blunt is Oscar-worthy say early viewers, critics
The LA premiere of the upcoming movie happened Thursday night and critics, actors, and other film enthusiasts pointed out this is the one film we needed the most right now
It's official: Emily Blunt has done it again. Lin-Manuel Miranda has done it again too. And, so has Rob Marshall! A couple of days ago we had assembled some of the finest bits of the upcoming 'Mary Poppins Returns' film that was sure to make it a hit with the fans, despite Julie Andrews not returning for even a little cameo for the revival film.
And, by the looks of it, we weren't wrong. Not nearly, going by the early viewers. Most reactions gushed about how equally iconic Blunt's Mary Poppins is, and serving as her perfect sidekick in the film, Miranda, is no less spectacular!
The Los Angeles premiere of the upcoming movie happened this Thursday night, and as of now, social media had pretty much blown up with critics, actors, and other film enthusiasts alike pointing out how this is the one film we needed the most especially with everything going on under the sun currently. For starters, Nick Kazdan believes 'Mary Poppins Returns' is “enjoyable as heck and pays the original justice,” while screenwriter Gary Goldstein stated the film was “deserving of its standing ovation”.
Actor Josh Gad kept it short and sweet, sharing: "Believe the hype. Wow." But he followed it up with another tweet later, saying: "Let’s try this again. Cannot get #MaryPoppinsReturns out of my head. It’s the movie the world needs right now and #EmilyBlunt and @Lin_Manuel are truly out of this world."
While Blunt's performance and the film made her husband, actor John Krasinski tear up, 'Hamilton' creator, Miranda, was back at it again with some eagerly anticipated rapping. The film has several other familiar faces to brag about too. There's Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, and to top it all, Meryl Streep too - making it the musical of the year, and seemingly at par with the 1964 original.
Blunt's performance has even gotten people talking about how Oscar-worthy she is as the Mary Poppins of this generation. The Playlist’s awards prognosticator, Gregory Ellwood, shared she “is absolutely superb and her performance puts her smack dab in the middle of the Best Actress race.”
And, for those wondering what a stellar job director Marshall must have done, yet again, Miranda would have you assured that it's remarkable. “I think [he’s] the best at making movie musicals...to get to build an original musical and to watching him do it has been one of the great learning experiences of my life," said the actor who plays the role of Jack, the street lamplighter.
Here's what the rest of the fans had to say ahead of the film's December 19 release.
I got to see Mary Poppins Returns last night and oh baby it is magic & beauty. Emily Blunt is perfect in every way & @Lin_Manuel is BEYOND INCREDIBLE! He sings, he dances, he rides bikes & ladders, all with an accent, a smile & an expert touch. And THE SONGS! @marcshaiman genius.— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) November 30, 2018
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is a delight in the purest & brightest sense possible. The attention to detail to recapture the magic of the first is evident in every decision made by Rob Marshall, the cast & crew. Emily Blunt is absolute perfection & the cameos are heartwarmingly joyous!— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) November 24, 2018
before there was "bye felicia," there was an animated penguin in mary poppins saying my name and i hold onto that so tightly https://t.co/DVDYQrkmXb— Felicia Fitzpatrick (@felicianicole86) November 29, 2018
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is full of beautiful visuals, fantastic acting and musical sequences that will blow you away. Emily Blunt will get a nomination for Best Actress, and has a solid shot at winning. Fans of the first film will be pleased! #MaryPoppinsReturns pic.twitter.com/icWDh96yEC— Skyler Shuler (@Skylerhxc) November 30, 2018
Michael’s trying to sleep but I couldn’t help myself. Trying to learn some old Mary Poppins tunes. @Lin_Manuel / #EmilyBlunt and the entire cast and crew were perfection. I wanna swing from every lamp post in Hollywood and sing til the sun comes up. pic.twitter.com/A5h2UNkfpw— Beth Behrs (@BethBehrs) November 30, 2018
Much like the Banks family, I didn't realize how much I needed Mary Poppins back in my life until she arrived. Emily Blunt is magical. @Lin_Manuel is a joy. And wonderful to see Navckid Keyd acting again. #MaryPoppinsReturns pic.twitter.com/mO0RSXW6J7— Stephen (Dirk) Libbey (@childe_dirk) November 30, 2018