In case you had any doubt in your mind about it, 'Mary Poppins Returns' is looking like it's going to be a critical and commercial smash - and Oscar glory isn't going to be far behind it, either.
Early reviews for 'Mary Poppins Returns' have made their way online and they're all overwhelmingly positive. Granted, most early reviews often are - but it's worth keeping in mind that the majority of the tweets we're seeing are from critics, not just random audience members.
I spontaneously sobbed in MARY POPPINS RETURNS.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) November 22, 2018
Kate Erbland, IndieWire
#MaryPoppinsReturns is absolutely delightful, packed with old school charm and it keeps you smiling the entire time. So much color and warmth and wonder - a film about believing in the ones you love and loving to imagine the possibilities. pic.twitter.com/6WmYErvUWD
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) November 30, 2018
Erik Davis, Fandango
Joy and happiness are all over 'Mary Poppins Returns' and much of it is embedded within Emily Blunt's transcendent, beautiful work. You leave on a pure high. #FilmTwitter #MaryPoppinsReturns pic.twitter.com/dNYjoYnFCW
— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) November 24, 2018
Clayton Davis, AwardsCircuit
On first blush I have "Mary Poppins Returns" and "A Star Is Born" co-leading the Oscar nominations with 10 apiece.
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) November 25, 2018
Kristopher Tapley, Variety
Not just that, 'Mary Poppins Returns' made its way into the US National Board Of Review's best films of 2018. The movie is set for release here in Ireland on December 21st, and we'll have our own review of well before then.
In the meantime, here's the first two tracks from the soundtrack.