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.

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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.