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Discussion in 'Animation, Movies, TV' started by Sped2424, Sep 14, 2015.
They have slowly been turning me too.
Welp I have joined the dark side I am excited for this sequel and it's possibility.
It's official http://www.broadway.com/buzz/184649...ll-star-opposite-emily-blunt-in-mary-poppins/
Lin Manuel Miranda will be joking the cast.
As Pooh bear would say, "Oh bother."
Sorry but pooh bear can stuff it Lin Manuel Miranda is a genius you want today's version of a top songwriting and music making look no further than Him. If he is involved in this film creatively in any way shape or form things are looking dangerously good dare I say iconic.
Beyond excited he and blunt shall be the new duo for this film and happy to see he is being quickly picked up and utilized by Disney. Makes Moana that much more exciting for me come this fall.
It's official, official. Lin Manuel says contracts are finally signed and they are good to go.
:') This is going to be amazing.
December 25 2018
UGH so far that's practically 2019
also coming soon...Saving Mr Banks 2:Travers Turning in her Grave
Don't forget the removal of hot cheese!
Just re-read these, and decided to quote them. It's been almost a year and my reaction is even stronger. Every superhero film so far this year (OK, the ones I saw: Superman v. Batman and Captain America: Civil War) were overbearingly long on whether the superheroes should be reigned in by government, and treated like vigilantes. You know, OK, that is an interesting concept (whether people should take justice into their own hands), but it just does seem like we might need to remember that it is a SUPERHERO movie, for goodness sakes! We have taken a fantasy approach and yet somehow trying to drag it down through the mud of reality. And it seems consistent with the "everything has to be dark" and "no Hollywood ending" approach.
Entertainment Weekly recently write about the spate of TV series endings that bent over backward to be "clever" or "unsettled," and many people I knew who watched "Nashville" on ABC complained over the last two years that the drama was little much. I constantly saw comments like "can't they be happy for at least a little while?" This mattered because the show was a great mix of music, entertainment, and a look into the lives of the songwriting community that is unique to Nashville. I know some of them. Yes, drama exists, but many are happily married (as is Chuck Esten, who played Deacon). My point being that so much entertainment these days seems to be written from what writers THINK people want rather than the reflection of real life -- love, empathy, pathos, and celebration -- with a bent toward inspiration for good measure as most of the classics actually understood. Mary Poppins was clearly that. It was fun and inspirational. It recognized the dark things but underscored the hope and inspiration.
Does everything need to be hopeful and inspirational? No, but neither do they need to be dark and deconstructionist.
I hope the new Poppins lives up to the hopefulness and fun, even with a touch of darkness, that propelled the original.
(And, yes, I hope "Nashville" comes back... and lets the people be happy some... and focuses more on the music and frenetic energy of the music industry.)
I'm grateful that "Civil War" and the MCU has at least some humor and humanity in it. They aren't as bleak and darkly epic as the DC stuff. I'm in a minority that I didn't think the Nolan/Bale Batman series was the greatest thing ever. Too dark for my taste. I read a lot of comics as a kid (mostly Marvel) in the 60's and early 70's and those were great, but if you revisit them now they seem so 'silly' compared to what comic books have become...and the movies follow that altered tone. I can't imagine the '66 Batman TV series even being made now or even the Christopher Reeve "Superman" flicks. Tastes change. The mood of the country is overall much darker and divided (obviously) post 9/11. I don't know if the film industry shaped that or was shaped by it, but I'm afraid it's going to be here for the foreseeable future. Personally, I'd love to see more stuff like "The Rocketeer" and the first "Captain America" movie. Good guys are 'good' and bad guys are 'bad'. Nothing wrong with black and white without everything being 'grey'.
Cannot agree with you more. Be curious to see if this Mary Poppins takes the darker tone that even the modern live-action Cinderella took. (Not hugely dark, mind you, but still more so than the animated classic, even the lighting.)
I have a friend who LOVES The Rocketeer. I really need to see that.
I do want to point out, though, that this is not necessarily a "post-9/11" thing. You might remember that immediately following 9/11/01 they paused releasing big action flicks with destruction and negativity. Even Spider-Man was re-edited before release to take out the Twin Towers in the movie and posters.
I will always remember the lyrics to Alan Jackson's song about 9/11, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)":
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns?
For a time after 9/11 we stopped being drawn into films that were so negative and dark. But it seems that now we have gone even more cynical and dark in our "entertainment" in many ways.
It looks like gone are the days when Commissioner Gordon would reach out to Batman for help... now he just wants him investigated. Again, it is a SUPERHERO movie. Does it have to be War and Peace? Can't it just be fun, with a positive message (good guys beat the bad guys) and great effects?
Both "Captain America" and "Rocketeer" were directed by Joe Johnston. You DO need to see it. Pretty sure you'll love it.
The Mary Poppins books are definitely a different tone than the '64 film. While not 'dark', they aren't saccharine either. I'd bet that if the new movie follows the feel of a lot of the books that many people will be ticked that movies aren't faithful and it isn't 'Disney'. It'll be a tough audience for sure. There'sa bunch of really interesting and unique characters in the books that aren't in the first 'Poppins' film. I read all of PL Travers books after I saw "Saving Mr. Banks" and thought that if they were done right there was a ton of potential for a mini-Potter series of movies- cool characters, magical, whimsical stories. Let's hope so.
I still wonder how they finally got the rights to do a sequel after "Banks" made it so clear that she absolutely did not want that.
Literary executors can be persuaded if you wave enough money at them. That's my guess
Andrews, Van Dy.ke back for Mary Poppins 2!
Ya know what would be cool? Julie Andrews as 'the bird lady' and Richard VanDike as Bert...just older. How would Julie play Poppins if Emily Blunt is ....ah...whatever. Still pretty excited about this.
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