Marry Poppins Review by Ammar Akhtar

Mary Poppins stars Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson and Glynis Johns. It is directed by Robert Stevenson. IMDb synopsis: A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker’s unhappy family.

     There are films that are just so special and spectacular that deserve to be called a “classic”. Something about them makes them a beautiful masterpiece. Is Mary Poppins indeed a “classic”? It is not. It’s more than that. It’s a beutifully, well done, spectacular, outstanding, exceptional film. I can make a whole song about how good it is!

    The two main characters, Mary Poppins and Bert, were great. Julie Andrews does a great job as the magical nanny, and Dick Van Dyke also does a great job as Bert. Poppins brought so much colors and happiness in everyone. She was like an angel to the kids. This was great to see. I also think of the same with Bert. He was another version of Poppins. He was a nice, jolly man who brought happiness

    Throughout the film, it has a joyful and happy theme. Mary Poppins brings the good side in everyone. To see everyone singing, dancing and laughing around was so fun to see. One of the ways joy was portrayed was with song. The songs are wonderful with it’s beautiful lyrics and sound. I can’t get supercalifragilisticexpialidocious out of my head! The songs are very much classics. The film would be very different without them.

    This film was made in 1964, and that was kind of hard to believe because of the combination of live action and animation. It was done so well it is still hard to believe that it was done in that year. This was a technological advancement in cinema history. It was also very creative. No one would imagine both genres come together back then. The only person who would think of this was Walt Disney. His mind acted so much like a kid, and we got to see it in the film.

    Overall, I can say that this is one of my favorite musicals of all time. The happy and heartfelt emotions make this move outstanding. If you have already seen this, you should see Saving Mr. Banks. It explains the making of this film with the author of the book P.L. Traverse and producer Walt Disney. I never knew that it was a hard time for Disney and his gang to get this amazing film on the big screen.

MY SCORE: 10/10

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!!! What’s your favorite song from Mary Poppins? Did you wish you had a nanny like Mary Poppins? Lemme know. My email is:

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