It would be quite easy to dismiss a sequel to one of cinema’s most beloved family features some fifty-plus years on from the release of the original, but this is Disney
, and they would only push forward and step on hallowed celluloid with a tale worth telling with a team worthy of telling it. Mary Poppins Returns
is a modern-day masterpiece that in fifty more years, we could look back on with that same fondness and magical exception in which our generation looks back at the flawless 1964 original.
Set some twenty-four years after the events of the first movie, Mary Poppins Returns
centres once again on the Banks children, Michael (Ben Whishaw
) and Jane (Emily Mortimer
), now grown up with responsibilities of their own. Michael has three children, Annabel, John and Georgie, but we learn that he has sadly lost his wife a year earlier. Struggling with balancing home and work life,