19 December 2013

The Likes and Dislikes of Saving Mr. Banks - My Review of #Disney's Newest Movie

Last week I got to see "Saving Mr. Banks" in a preview screening provided by Disney Parks Blog and I loved it. 

This Movie was a fascinating insight into getting the permission to make the movie "Mary Poppins" from the author P.L. Travers. She wrote about the famous nanny in her series of books and as the story goes Walt's daughters loved the books. Walt promises them he would make a movie about her but, now must convince the very reluctant author to give him the rights to do it.

I must say there were parts of it I didn't expect. Like - I wasn't expecting to see so much of P. L. Travers
back story. The movie focused a lot on her childhood and it was not a great one, very sad and depressing really. But, it does give great insight to how the stories of Mary Poppins came to be from the author's own family and why P. L. Travers was such a nasty person.

There was one thing I was disappointed with, I thought this movie would contain more about Walt Disney and his life. I got that impression from the previews and I was hoping this was going to be about those years in the 60's when he was trying to make "Mary Poppins". It is one of his greatest films and since I wasn't born yet, I wanted to see all the background, backstage and pre-production tidbits I could. Watching clips of Walt Disney has always fascinated me, he is a man that was a dreamer, an outside the box thinker, a person who was passionate about what he wanted and that's something I try to be like because there's not enough of that in the world. Walt was a man who was extraordinary and wanted to spread magic to families and I love that idea.

I thought the acting from everyone especially Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson was phenomenal, she truly deserves the Academy Award for portraying P. L. Travers. This movie is rated PG-13, and I do not recommend this film for young children, some material is not appropriate. I know my young son would have found it boring and not likable even though it is a Disney Movie, there is a serious subject and no cartoons ~ lol. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the Movie ;-) Let me know your thoughts in the comments ! A big thanks to Disney Parks Blog for having us.

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