A while ago, it was my birthday! And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of the fifty years before I was born, and then write a bit about it. This is Post #24. So, that’s 24 movies out of 50 in well over 50% of the year, which just goes to show how far behind I am with all this.
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Star Wars Episode 7. The Day of the Doctor. Ocean’s 8. Live action Beauty and the Beast. All, on some level or another, movies that offer some fun in the viewing–some thrills, some warms feelings, some familiar taps of the toe to classic songs and musical themes.
In other words…nostalgia–that feeling of fondness and comfortability that comes from revisiting sights and sounds and situations that used to occupy happy places in our hearts in the past, especially from our childhood. Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the 1964 Disney classic, definitely trades in on that nostalgic quality to earn some of its goodwill. But it does so perhaps in the best way I have ever seen.
Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns–doing Nostalgia right