I’m really hoping this movie turns out to be good. I like Tom Hanks. I like Emma Thompson. I’ve read a ton of Disney biographies, and Mary Poppins is one of my favorite Disney films. This movie seems tailored made for my interests, so it could be a great treat or a bitter disappointment. The Walt Disney Company is smart to position this as their four quadrant winter release, I can’t think of anything that’ll have more crowd pleasing potential this holiday season. Whether its good or not, you can expect it to make a ton of money.
John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at email@example.com and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon