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18th of December 2018

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Mary Poppins Returns is a hit with many of those at the Los Angeles premiere | The Star

By Carly MallenbaumUSA Today

Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

A spoonful of sugar won’t be necessary for Mary Poppins Returns to go down as a hit.

At least that’s according to many early viewers of the film. They’re tweeting that the sequel to the 1964 Julie Andrews Disney musical is “practically perfect in every way.”

Emily Blunt was described as “fierce and amazing” in an early look at the movie Mary Poppins Returns.Emily Blunt was described as “fierce and amazing” in an early look at the movie Mary Poppins Returns.  (CHRIS PIZZELLO / INVISION/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Critics and guests of the Mary Poppins Returns premiere started to share their reactions after the film screened in Los Angeles Thursday night. The sentiment was largely positive, with many on Twitter noting that new Poppins actress, Emily Blunt, is a standout in the joyful movie.

Here are a few of the early takes of the film shared on social media:

Actor Josh Gad said, “Believe the hype.”

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Actress Beth Behrs called the premiere “My favorite (sic) movie-going experience since childhood.”

Writer Ben Mekler called Mary Poppins Returns an Oscar contender that’s “sheer joy” and “magic.” He said, “A sequel this late shouldn’t be this good and yet … it absolutely is.”

Blogger Amiyrah Martin had three adjectives for the film: whimsical, sensational and spectacular.

Journalist Nick Kazden called it a “freaking treat” with a “fierce and amazing” Emily Blunt.

However, not everyone thought the film was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

YouTuber Rama said the sequel bored him. “The songs were too long,” he complained.

Critic Robert Daniels called it a “supremely average” movie with Blunt as “the only redeeming quality.”

Mary Poppins Returns opens Dec. 19.

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