So tonight, we went to watch Saving Mr Banks. I’m not going to lie, I had a little cry (oh rhyming!). I loved it and now a couple of hours after, I still can’t find fault with it. Here’s a short tale as to why. MILD SPOILER ALERT!!
When you’re little, everyone has a film they MUST watch every day or the world will surely end. My sister’s was The Wizard Of Oz, my partners was Gremlins. Mine was Mary Poppins. To me, the film really was practically prefect in every way. The songs are enchanting, the characters are engaging and I loved it so much Dick Van Dyke’s accent didn’t faze me…..too much. Julie Andrews is in my opinion, one of the best actress’s to have graced this earth, and her voice will set your senses and imagination alight. Heck, my nick name is Lucy Poppins! Also, on my 18th birthday, instead of doing the typical going out and getting blind drunk with my friends, my parents took me to see Mary Poppins live on stage in Manchester! It was really sweet actually. They gave me the plush doll of Mary Poppins, and in her bad was the dvd and five tickets to the performance. Example 32184903243 as to why my parents are amazing.
Seeing that this film was being made, I had my worries. Firstly, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Tom Hanks, though I can assure you that that opinion has been changed thanks to the recent release of Captain Philips. And the thought of him playing our precious Walt seemed unnatural. For this reason I didn’t look too much into the film, in-case I was severely disappointed. I knew I would love Emma Thompson though as I haven’t seen anything in which she wasn’t amazing. I have to say, I needn’t have worried. This film is so emotive and heart warming, it needs to be seen to be believed.
Seeing Travers being so protective over the story that was initially her life was strange at first (don’t tell me you didn’t think she was being a bitch in the beginning!) but you warm to her and release this is the world she has been living in for her whole life. Wanting to change what happened to her father and prove to herself that her he was a good man. The Kite scene was what got me. Seeing her tap her feet the way Mary does for Step in Time (sorry, it’s never Mary without Poppins) was just perfect. Seeing this was the proof she needed and her smile lighting up the whole room.
Hanks was adorable as Walt! Not only was he the imaginative, child-like man we all see and hear about, he was the father, the boss and the son that made him into the man we love. Hanks nailed in quite frankly! He could honestly read me the phone book and I would be enthralled! Though I must say, seeing him being performed so well made me a little sad that I will never have the opportunity to meet my hero.
This has got to be one of my top five favourite films of this year, it is a must see film. For me, a must see at least twice!!!
(I am very sorry if this is badly written, It is 3am.)