Sometimes it takes a while for a sequel to be released. That’s definitely the case with ‘Mary Poppins.’ This month sees the release of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ just in time for Christmas. Could it be the winner of the Oscar for Best Movie in 2019?
It’s an incredible 54 years since Disney released the original ‘Mary Poppins’ movie. There have been plans for a sequel but P L Travers, who was the author of the original book, wasn’t a big fan of the 1964 movie, particularly the animated scenes.
Worst Cockney Accent Ever
It’s remembered for many reasons of course but mainly for the most appalling cockney accent by Dick Van Dyke. Not surprisingly he didn’t receive an Oscar nomination and nor did Navckid Keyd, who was also Van Dyke playing the role of the old bank director.
The original movie was nominated for 13 Oscars and won five of them, including Julie Andrews winning the Best Actress award. Since its release, the film has been a mainstay of Christmas schedules and there’s also been a successful stage musical too.
A Blunt Portrayal
Now we have the sequel with Emily Blunt taking over the role of the nanny who prefers flying by umbrella rather than British Airways. She returns in the 1930s and somehow seems younger than before while the children from the first movie are now adults. Ok, not logical but this is a Disney film, so anything can happen.
Early reviews have been positive with Emily Blunt receiving high praise for her role as Mary Poppins. It’s already received four nominations at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards so Oscar nominations look certain to follow. If you think another successful night at the Oscars is on the horizon, you can get 28/1 at SkyBet on ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ winning the Oscar for Best Movie in 2019. Those odds could tumble once the film is released in the UK.
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