Movie review: Emily Blunt's practically perfect Mary Poppins saves the magical nanny's 'Return'

“Mary Poppins Returns” doesn't surpass the original — it’s not “The Godfather Part II” or “The Empire Strikes Back” — but it does revive the magic of the beloved 1964 film.

Joshua Terry is an award-winning writer and photographer who also teaches English composition for Weber State University. He has written weekly film reviews for the Deseret News since 2013.