Mary Poppins and The Grinch’s Second Act: Into the Spider-Verse

Posted January 14, 2019 by shooting in TV/Movies / 36 Comments

Mary Poppins and The Grinch’s Second Act: Into the Spider-Verse

Four Mini Movie Reviews

Mary Poppins Returns is such a delight! Emily Blunt is definitely Mary Poppins – she was made for this role. I also loved Lin-Manuel Miranda as the lamplighter, Jack. He adds a lot of heart and fun to the movie. The three kids playing Michael’s children did a wonderful job as well, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing them in a lot of movies in the future. And Dick Van Dyke – his small role makes a big impact! Loved it! Finally, I have to say that there is an entire song in the movie about BOOKS! Yep, books. Now you have to see Mary Poppins Returns. I saw this with my parents and sister and all of us loved the movie.

The Grinch was something I was really excited to see. I just love this story! Plus, The Grinch is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch and I think he did a really wonderful job – honestly, I wouldn’t have known it was him just by voice alone. Plus, the dog, Max! He’s such a cutie in this film. It’s the typical story of The Grinch, but I think it’s done really well and I’m sure it’ll be an animation kids will love for years to come! My mom and I saw this one and thought it was really cute.

My mom, sister, and I went to see Second Act. We’re all fans of Jennifer Lopez, especially her movies, and this was another fun one. There is a bit of a twist in the movie that I didn’t see coming, but it worked. This is a movie about reinventing yourself and going for your dreams. I think Jennifer did an amazing job, as always, and I loved that her best friend in the movie was her real life best friend, Leah Remini. It’s a good ladies’ night out movie! Of course, if you don’t really want to see the movie now, I’d wait for Redbox!

 

My family almost always sees a movie on Christmas Day and the one we chose for this past Christmas was Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. My parents, sister, and I all went and all loved it. Seriously, this is one of those movies I want to get on DVD and make all my friends watch. If you’re not used to watching your superhero movies in animated form, don’t let that stop you. Like my sister said, it’s done in a way that you almost forget you’re watching animated characters, and I highly agree. The movie focuses on Miles Morales and then spider people from alternative universes show up (AKA Peter Parker, Noir Spiderman, and more). It’s great fun seeing all these spider people together, especially the relationship between Peter and Miles. This is a fun one for kids and adults – go see it now!

Have you seen any of the above movies? Are you interested?ย 

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36 responses to “Mary Poppins and The Grinch’s Second Act: Into the Spider-Verse

  1. I sooo want to see Second Act and Spiderman — those trailers just won me over big time. I want to be interested in Mary Poppins, but I’m really not though I love Emily BLunt. Maybe on DVD.

  2. I saw MP last week and LOVED it. I completely agree about Emily & Lin-Manuel. The book song was THE best! I thought The Grinch was so so so so cute, too!! Max and Fred are the absolute cutest!!
    I want to see that Spiderman movie! It looks hilarious!

  3. My teens saw the Spiderman and both loved it. I will catch it when it comes on video. I can’t wait to see the Mary Poppins movie. We wanted to see it over the holidays, but just didn’t get to it. Thanks for the reviews.

  4. We loved Spiderman! It was a lot of fun. I loved all the different spider characters coming together. I really need to see Mary Poppins ASAP. I grew up loving the original.

  5. I loved Mary Poppins Returns too. It was just so well done! The Grinch was fun too, and I keep hearing wonderful things about Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. I’m hoping to get to that one before it leaves the theaters here.

  6. I haven’t seen any of these movies yet! I actually just rented the original Mary Poppins to get my boys excited for the new one. They’ve been wanting to see the Grinch too, but we haven’t made it to the movies for so long. We are way overdue!

  7. oh man I HAVE to go to the movies! I haven’t watched a movie in ages. I didn’t even know about the Grinch movie! I was never a big fan of Mary Poppins when I was little, maybe I’d like this one better seems you seem to love it so much!

    The Grinch was something I was really excited to see. I just love this story! Plus, The Grinch is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch and I think he did a really wonderful job โ€“ honestly, I wouldnโ€™t have known it was him just by voice alone. Plus, the dog, Max! Heโ€™s such a cutie in this film. Itโ€™s the typical story of The Grinch, but I think itโ€™s done really well and Iโ€™m sure itโ€™ll be an animation kids will love for years to come!

  8. I really liked the new Spiderman movie. And I kind of want to see the new Mary Poppins. Not a big fan of the Grinch, so probably won’t see that. And there was something about the ads for Second Act, some quote about how people with an education aren’t that great, I don’t remember it exactly, but it rubbed me the wrong way. Because otherwise, I love the idea of it! Great reviews! Glad you enjoyed them all!

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  9. I’ve been dying to see Mary Poppins Returns! I’m a big Lin Manuel fan! We were supposed to go this past weekend, but I was so bogged down with work. I hope we can go this coming Sunday!

  10. Been wanting to write a review on Mary Poppins. We really enjoyed it. My 8 year old grand gave it a 9 out of 10 . Emily’s Mary was very true to the character in the book. More so than Julie’s interpretation. Glad we agreed on this movie. And how ’bout that BOOK song!!

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