Mary Poppins Returns doesn’t quite achieve lift-off. The sequel, which comes 54 years after the original film, is set in 1930s London. The backdrop is the Great Depression but here it is labeled the Great Slump – maybe the word depression is too depressing for Disney.
It’s 25 years after the events of the original so the Banks children, Michael and Jane, who were the focus of the first film, have grown up.
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