The cast of “Mary Poppins Returns” defends the music in the film.
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The cast of “Mary Poppins Returns” and defended the film, the songs were referred to by some critics as “ignore.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda told the BBC that the sequel is not “trying to improve on ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,'” the popular song from the 1964 movie “Mary Poppins.” He said that the film was a sequel not a reboot.
“You can’t improve, and we know that. The purpose is, there are eight books by [author] PL Travers, the author of the book series the film is based on] there are a number of fantastic Mary Poppins stories to the screen,” Miranda said.
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Vox panned the film songs as “ignore”, while The Hollywood Reporter wrote “there is no song as memorable and poignant as ‘Feed the Birds.'”
Rob Marshall, the director of the film, said he believed the film had a “great score.”
Emily Blunt portrays Mary Poppins in 2018 the film “Mary Poppins.”
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“I think it’s a fantastic score, I really do,” Marshall told the BBC. “We don’t have to make stand-alone songs, because that does not work for a musical.
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“What works for a musical is when they’re integrated into the story. But I will say that they are so melodious, so smart, so smart. And they are beautiful, so I think that the more people hear the songs, the more they will be a part of their lives.”
Emily Mortimer, who stars in the film said that she thought that the songs of “beautiful” and believed that the “soundtrack is going to be a big part of the lives of people for years to come.”