• Based on some others' reviews prior to my viewing I was hesitant to see this new Poppins, as the original is a longtime favorite, and I didn't want its memory tarnished by a lackluster new Poppins or story. After viewing this new story and Emily Blunt's take on Poppins for me it only adds to the positive memory of Julie Andrews' take on the character and the joyous memory of the original film--this entire new production feels like a loving nod to the original. It also made me long for a big-screen viewing of the original and I hope that in-theater double-feature is Coming Soon. This new Poppins is also pure joy and kindness--I loved it. And the spontaneous applause around me (and from me) in the theater at the end tells me I'm not alone.