Just came back from seeing Mary Poppins Returns with the kids (9 and 13). My nine-year-old girl had no complaints. My thirteen year old didn’t really love the soundtrack. I did. I loved everything about this movie. I literally got choked up when Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) first appeared and cried at least three times following that.
Disney did an outstanding job capturing that old familiar spoonful-of-sugar-magic we were introduced to in the first movie. Little hints of the original film were strung throughout. I’ll avoid specifics as not to spoil those “OMG” moments which made it even more enjoyable for me.
Whether you take the kids or not, I highly recommend Mary Poppins Returns. Just a head’s up- if you grieve the loss of your childhood or are trying even harder to help your kids hang onto theirs - bring tissues. This one hit hard.