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Little known fact - Dick Van Dyke was a fan of the Commodore Amiga and in fact did some CGI himself on Diagnosis Murder.

 

So let's hope he uses his trusty old Video Toaster to get some de-aging effects on him. And I bet it's still better than Patrick Stewart in X-Men 3.

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/usvsth3m/how-dick-van-dyke-became-5244602

 

"When the Amiga Toaster system was released in the late 80s, which allowed you to render 3D computer animation with photographs to a video output from a home computer, he got completely addicted."

 

 

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This is yet another 2018 Disney movie about the protagonist of a classic work of children's literature rediscovering the childhood magic they lost when they grew up. But this trailer makes it look a lot more appealing than Christopher Robin.

 

Spoiler

2D animation! Dick Van Dyke dancing!

 

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On 20/12/2016 at 16:46, Illyria said:

Dick Van Dyke 'joins cast of Mary Poppins Returns' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38377748

 

On 20/12/2016 at 18:19, Harsin said:

'Mary!'

'Fucking hell Burt, you have not aged well!"

 

He's credited as playing Mr. Dawes Jr. in this.

 

Apparently he also played Mr. Dawes Sr. in the original.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Poppins_(film)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Poppins_Returns

 

 

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20 hours ago, Capwn said:

This is going to be Paddington levels of popular isn't it? Even thrown dick into it to drag out the pensioners into the cinema. 

 

Yep - If it gets half decent word of mouth/buzz  and they market it with a good new song then I reckon it will make insane money.

 

Sequel to classic family film that is/was much watched over Christmas holidays released over the Christmas holidays - the cinemas will be packed in that week between Christmas and New Year and then for week-ends afterwards.

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22 hours ago, Capwn said:

This is going to be Paddington levels of popular isn't it? Even thrown dick into it to drag out the pensioners into the cinema. 

 

That's how I got my gran to see Boogie Nights with me.

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I’d happily watch this every day for the rest of my life. Wept throughout. Came out singing. Haven’t stopped since. 

 

I think it’s worth noting that, while it does have a lot of the “nudge, wink, remember that thing from that movie you love” references that ruined (fight me) Rogue One and the JJ Star Trek movies - In MPR they all feel earned. To the extent that I didn’t even notice any in the first 10-15 minutes or so before MP arrives.

 

Refreshing. Delightful. It’s just Magical. 

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I feel bad cause I haven't been able to catch this yet but have heard plenty of good stuff so far! Hoping it's still gonna be around in OV in a week or two when I've got the time.

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1 hour ago, Steven said:

This has bafflingly tanked at the box office. 103 million worldwide in 10 days. I've not seen it but everyone I know who has seems to have really liked it.

 

It's doing OK over here - comfortably number one this week. I expect positive word-of-mouth will mean it sticks around for a little while. Though I have to say, I've not seen it nearly as heavily promoted as Aquaman, Spider-Man or even Bumblebee. 

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2 hours ago, Steven said:

This has bafflingly tanked at the box office. 103 million worldwide in 10 days. I've not seen it but everyone I know who has seems to have really liked it.

 

I took against it based on the trailer. Blunt’s accent is irritating and the set pieces in the trailer are all retreads of the original. It basically looks like a soft remake, and I don’t need or want a soft remake of Poppins. By all means produce a sequel but bring something new to the table. Obviously people who’ve seen it love it, so maybe the trailer is misleading.

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My kids have no interest having seen the trailer, it’s oddly pitched given the target audience. I think lots of parents will want to see it but have to drag their kids along. 

 

I know it’s probably a gentle film with a classic feel which is fine once you’ve got the kids in the seats but the trailer just turns them off.

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11 hours ago, grindmouse said:

Blunt’s accent is irritating

 

And it remains so. I honestly cannot figure out why they left her do that weird plummy voice when everything else is so slavishly like the original - other than the American director couldn't hear the difference between Blunt and Andrews accents.

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On 31/12/2018 at 09:18, Festoon said:

 

And it remains so. I honestly cannot figure out why they left her do that weird plummy voice when everything else is so slavishly like the original - other than the American director couldn't hear the difference between Blunt and Andrews accents.

 

From what I understand it was a conscious decision. Supposedly Emily Blunt wanted to distance herself from the Julie Andrews version so she drew more inspiration from the original books. I kinda liked the clipped accent, gave her a bit more character.

 

I was also pleased to hear that Julie Andrews turned down a cameo role, saying that she thought her being in the movie might take something away from Emily Blunts performance.

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I thought this was quite underwhelming, despite being obviously very competently done. There was none of the sense of magic of the original, and the songs were very forgettable. 

 

I was hoping for a great new version along the lines of the brilliant Paddington films but this felt like a soulless facsimile.

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Saw this today, we all loved it.  Blunt was amazing as was Wishaw.

 

i have never been a massive fan of the original. I might prefer this I think 

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Saw it today at Crystal Palace’s luxurious Everyman cinema with my husband. We both loved it - I found it hard to discern quality from nostalgia, and blubbed a number of times, but my Chinese partner, who hasn’t grown up with the original and therefore has no particular attachment, was grinning throughout. 

 

I loved the songs, loved Emily Blunt, loved the opening panning shot of Cherry Tree Lane, loved Dick Van Dyke saving the day, loved disappearing into the bathtub, loved flying a kite, loved all of it. 

 

Also - with Ben Wishaw and Julie Walters starring, was it just my imagination or was the reference to marmalade a Paddington joke?

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