Just in time for the release of Mary Poppins Returns, the original Mary Poppins has been given the Honest Trailers treatment. Walt Disney's Mary Poppins was adapted from P.L. Travers book that was published in 1934. In 2015, it was revealed that Disney would be returning to the magical world of Mary Poppins with a sequel from director Rob Marshall.
The original Mary Poppins was released in 1964 and revolved around a magical nanny who comes to help Jane and Michael Banks come closer to their father, while taking them on an adventure of a lifetime. The film starred Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke as Bert. While Van Dyke will return for the new movie, Andrews doesn't appear in Mary Poppins Returns. Mary Poppins is often regarded as one of Disney's best live-action movies and even won five Oscars in 1965. That being said, sometimes critically acclaimed films make for the best Honest Trailers.
Posted yesterday on their YouTube page, Screen Junkies made fun of the Disney classic in their latest Honest Trailer. While many people consider Mary Poppins to be the perfect Nanny, Screen Junkies jokes that she comes across as narcissistic, leaves the children unattended to go on a date, and even drugs them before they go to bed. The trailer even creates parodies of the film's songs, renaming them "The Recently Unemployed Song" and "Is Sugar Code for Something? Song". Screen Junkies full Honest Trailer can be viewed below.
Upon Mary Poppins' release in 1964, the film became a huge financial and critical success, and Mary Poppins Returns seems to be following in its predecessor's footsteps. While Mary Poppins Returns officially started its box office run today, the film has already been praised by fans and critics. Given Disney's reputation for box office hits, Mary Poppins Returns will likely turn a profit for Disney, especially since the Holidays are right around the corner.
Even though Emily Blunt has made the character her own in Mary Poppins Returns, the legacy of the original film will live on for years to come. Despite Mary Poppins being regarded as a Disney classic, most fans can appreciate this Honest Trailer's attempt to poke fun at a film that is otherwise critically acclaimed. Screen Junkies points out some goofs of the film, but Mary Poppins will always be remembered for being one of Disney's greatest live-action films, and one of Andrews' most memorable roles.
Source: Screen Junkies
- Mary Poppins Returns (2018) release date: Dec 19, 2018