At the more easily awed age of 10, I saw the original Mary Poppins and was quite swept away. That was 55 years ago. I was young then and now I am old. I went to see Mary Poppins Returns last night, and after some initial up-front adjustment to the scenario, actors, and initial scenes, I found myself once again immersed in an ancient "magic" that I had not felt for quite some time. The new movie should not be compared to the first. It is not, strictly speaking, its equal in terms of music or casting. However, after the first 10 minutes or so, I somehow found myself a child again, able to suspend criticism and disbelief, completely lost in the story and thoroughly enjoying it. So, for the ancient ones on the board who are at the right age to wish to recapture something, and are willing to throw comparisons out the window, I think you will find it a very interesting trip into your own past and a way to rediscover some delights of childhood. For those who are neither old enough nor young enough, or are jaded by the massive musicals and CGI spectacles of modern movies, it may not be your cup of tea. But my inner child left the theater smiling last night--for the first time in many a year. Cordially, S&S PS--It was also a delight to see Dick Van Dyke again, and seeming amazingly limber despite his years!