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My review of Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns (and blog update)

January 3, 2019

Happy New Year! I have had the same blogging routine for a while now so it’s time for a change. Starting next week, I’ll be posting my devotions on Mondays in a shorter format. Wednesdays I will continue with my series on, Women in the Bible, and on Fridays, I’ll be posting a book review or similar.

During the Christmas break I went to see, Mary Poppins Returns and here are my thoughts:

I don’t think I’ve ever been to see a movie where I felt like I was exactly the intended audience, which is a bit bizarre when it’s a children’s movie. However, it would only be an adult who would see all the parallels to the original movie. While the story line is completely different to the original as it deals with Michael’s children, rather than Michael and Jane, so many aspects of the original have been kept – the same sort of magic, the same sorts of songs, and the same sorts of characters.

One of the interesting variations was in the original movie, Michael and Jane are portrayed as being a bit immature and irresponsible. While the three children in this version are overly responsible as a result of their mother’s premature death, and learn to be children again.

There were a few loose ends which were a minor distraction, the major one being: what happened to the bowl?

Overall it was an enjoyable movie.

PS Since I like to find spiritual parallels, the one I noticed in this movie is related to Matthew who wrote one of the gospels. As Matthew wrote about Jesus, he kept seeing parallels to the Old Testament and used the word, “fulfilled” when he saw Jesus behaving in a way that reminded him of something in the Old Testament. In the same way, I saw parallels between this new version of Mary Poppins and the old one.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

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