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Posted: 12/21/18 at 7:16pm
Interesting that there arent the usual reaction threads like when Woods or Miz were out.
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Posted: 12/21/18 at 7:28pm
How many threads are really needed?
https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?page=2&thread=1113495

https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1113958#5112717
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Posted: 12/21/18 at 7:53pm

Thank you. Ridiculous.

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Posted: 12/21/18 at 7:57pm
The more the MEH-rrier.
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Posted: 12/22/18 at 8:51am

DAME said: "Interesting that there arent the usual reaction threads like when Woods or Miz were out."

I saw it yesterday.  Afternoon show .  Medium crowd.  A sprinkle of moms with kids.  A whole row of senior ladies behind me.  The ladies seemed to be enjoying themselves.  The kids were restless.  I for the most part had a good time.  The music was so disappointing.  Loved Emily.  Lin Manuel just doesn’t register with me.  The main plot line is weak.  Dick Van Dyke got a smattering of applause from the ladies.  I bought one of those cute popcorn umbrellas because I need more crap around the house.   I also would be interested in reading everyone’s audience going experience.  

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Posted: 12/22/18 at 2:37pm

I'm over this before I even see it[will not]--almost as bad as all the Hamilton hype[havn't]--too much already.

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MEH-ry Poppins#7
Posted: 12/23/18 at 3:36am
I lost all interest when Lin got involved and they jammed in some rapping for him. No thanks.
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Posted: 12/23/18 at 5:48am

GeorgeandDot said: "I lost all interest when Lin got involved and they jammed in some rapping for him. No thanks."

I’m not a Miranda syncophant, but it’s patter and it’s very similar to what Dick van Dyke did in the original movie.

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Posted: 12/23/18 at 11:21am
It's really not. While Dick's song sounds like a patter song, Lin's song sounds like a rap song that they've tried to pass off as a patter song. It's a very different sound.
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Posted: 12/23/18 at 12:46pm

Saw it last night and I have to agree, MEH is right. It started out promising...and went downhill from there.

Sadly the highlights are when Dick Van Dyke and Angela come on and do their thing. And why oh why did they need to cast Lin Manuel. His usual smugness jumps right off the screen, sometimes I had to turn away and wait till the camera was off his face. UGH. 

 

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Posted: 12/23/18 at 1:21pm
I enjoyed it!

Cmon, Im the only one that teared up when Georgie sang the gone but not forgotten song? That kid is too cute!!
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Posted: 12/23/18 at 10:17pm

Mary Poppins was never a favorite flick of mine, but I caught this today and had a grand time. No complaints, really... of course, I didn't go in disliking Lin, or having strong opinions on the fine line between rap and patter... Seemed to honor the original, do some things on its own, and was just a nice time out...

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Posted: 12/23/18 at 10:24pm
My friend saw it and she was surprised it was a musical! Lol
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Posted: 12/23/18 at 11:31pm

Ghaterobics said: "Mary Poppins was never a favorite flick of mine, but I caught this today and had a grand time. No complaints, really... of course, I didn't go in disliking Lin, or having strong opinions on the fine line betweenrap andpatter... Seemed to honor the original, do some things on its own, and was just a nice time out..."

Good for uou!  So glad you had fun .  Did you buy one of those popcorn umbrellas?

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Posted: 12/24/18 at 12:44am

haterobics said: "Mary Poppins was never a favorite flick of mine, but I caught this today and had a grand time. No complaints, really... of course, I didn't go in disliking Lin, or having strong opinions on the fine line betweenrap andpatter... Seemed to honor the original, do some things on its own, and was just a nice time out..."

I love Lin and Blunt, but am not certain I’ve ever seen the original. If I did, it was when I was so young that I can’t be certain. I’m on the fence about needing to see this in a theater. I fly Delta often enough that it’ll be available on a flight in a few months. I’m seriously thinking about seeing a movie Christmas night after spending part of the day with my mom at her retirement center. I’m in the Oklahoma City area so my choices are a bit limited. I’m leaning toward seeing Vice or driving a bit further and seeing The Favourite. It’ll probably be Vice. 

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Posted: 12/24/18 at 6:09am

Miles2Go2 said: "haterobics said: "Mary Poppins was never a favorite flick of mine, but I caught this today and had a grand time. No complaints, really... of course, I didn't go in disliking Lin, or having strong opinions on the fine line betweenrap andpatter... Seemed to honor the original, do some things on its own, and was just a nice time out..."

I love Lin and Blunt,but am not certain I’ve ever seen the original. If I did, it was when I was so young that I can’t be certain. I’m on the fence about needing to see this in a theater. I fly Delta often enough that it’ll be available on a flight in a few months. I’m seriously thinking about seeing a movie Christmas night after spending part of the day with my mom at her retirement center. I’m in the Oklahoma City area so my choices are a bit limited. I’m leaning toward seeing Vice or driving a bit further and seeing The Favourite. It’ll probably be Vice.
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Both are better choices, but Mary Poppins Returns is a pleasant enough film to make it a point to see on the big screen.  I hate watching movies on planes, personally.
 

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Posted: 12/24/18 at 9:44am

If they try it again with a leading lady with an actual voice I might gain interest.

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Posted: 12/24/18 at 11:08am

DAME said: "Did you buy one of those popcorn umbrellas?"

I'm a drink smuggler and my grandmother didn't want any snacks, so we skipped the concessions. Are they nice?

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Posted: 12/24/18 at 11:11am

Miles2Go2 said: "I’m leaning toward seeing Vice or driving a bit further and seeing The Favourite. It’ll probably be Vice."

YMMV, but my friend and I had been anticipating The Favourite, and looking every week to see if it were finally coming to our podunk town. It showed up Friday and we went that first night, and we both thought it was absolutely god awful. And he's in love with British history and I like The Lobster, so was going in based on that. Aside from Nicholas Hoult as eye candy, it did absolutely nothing for either of us.

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Posted: 12/24/18 at 11:24am

haterobics said: "DAME said: "Did you buy one of those popcorn umbrellas?"

I'm a drink smuggler and my grandmother didn't want any snacks, so we skipped the concessions. Are they nice?
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Cute crap that will sit here till I throw it out.

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Posted: 12/24/18 at 11:39am

haterobics said: "YMMV, but my friend and I had been anticipating The Favourite, and looking every week to see if it were finally coming to our podunk town. It showed up Friday and we went that first night, and we both thought it was absolutely godawful. And he's in love with British history and I like The Lobster, so was going in based on that. Aside from Nicholas Hoult as eye candy, it did absolutely nothing for either of us."

Yeah , I know. One of my Facebook friends absolutely hated it, but her tastes tend to be very pedestrian (I.e. she loved Game Night and hated Inception and I loved it, but can’t even get interested in Game Night when free on a flight). Meanwhile, it’s topping critics lists everywhere and a friend who works in the film industry listed it as one of the 4 best films of the year. Polarizing for sure. I’ll probably either go with Vice or just go home tomorrow night. BTW, I’m not calling you pedestrian. LOL

 

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Posted: 12/24/18 at 4:48pm

Miles2Go2 said: "haterobics said: "YMMV, but my friend and I had been anticipating The Favourite, and looking every week to see if it were finally coming to our podunk town. It showed up Friday and we went that first night, and we both thought it was absolutely godawful. And he's in love with British history and I like The Lobster, so was going in based on that. Aside from Nicholas Hoult as eye candy, it did absolutely nothing for either of us."

Yeah, I know. One of my Facebook friends absolutely hated it,but her tastestend to be very pedestrian (I.e. she loved Game Night and hated Inception and I loved it, but can’t even get interested in Game Night when free on a flight). Meanwhile, it’s topping critics lists everywhereand a friend who works in the film industry listed it as one of the 4 best films of the year. Polarizing for sure. I’ll probably either go with Viceor just go home tomorrow night. BTW, I’m not calling you pedestrian. LOL


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What critics lists are those?  Just curious .

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Posted: 12/24/18 at 11:37pm

Here’s an aggregate of film critics’ top 10 lists for 2018. As you can see, The Favourite was listed on many lists including being ranked #1 by nine critics. It’s the 4th highest ranked (by critics’ scores) movie of the year: :

https://www.metacritic.com/feature/film-critics-list-the-top-10-movies-of-2018

 

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Posted: 12/25/18 at 7:19am
Thank you so much Miles. I might stead your previous post and thought you were referring to Poppins . Which doesnt seem to be on anyones list. But thanks for this link . Lots of stuff on it I have not seen.
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Posted: 12/25/18 at 5:43pm
I watched it and enjoyed it but also admit that it was quite forgettable.