Mary Poppins Returns
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The game cast commits to the lame-o material but it's a losing battle from the jump.
Overlong but amusing ...
For fans in the mood for a movie that proudly delivers silly humor, and some great direction, it's serviceable.
Dead Before Dawn 3D is a fun concept that embraces the comedic side of horror, but relies too heavily on quirky silliness to actually balance the comedy and horror properly.
I don't expect this to be a very long review. Not exactly sure whether to give this film 2.5 or 3 stars. Either way, regardless of the rating I give the film, I still had quite a bit of fun with this movie. It's got a fun cast that was clearly having a blast and some pretty clever moments. But, personally, I think the cast did a great job at elevating the material because I can imagine not being impressed if I had read the script. And the story is actually pretty tragic, for the most part at least until the end which is one of those deus ex machina-type endings that kinda works here but wouldn't work in any other movie. Casper loses everybody in his life, his father as a child and then his mother, grandfather, best friends all after the curse begins. The movie rectifies all of that by, MASSIVE SPOILER, pressing rewind on everything, that happened and taking everybody back to Casper's grandpa's occult shop where everything originated. Literally, they press rewind and you get to see past scenes. It's a little bit too perfect for my tastes, there wasn't any real consequence to any of their actions in setting off this curse, but this movie was meant to be silly and fun so I get that it didn't want to have a serious ending where the curse is over but everyone is dead and Casper would have to live with the guilt for the rest of his life. It wasn't that type of movie, so I get it. It still didn't really do much for me, hence why I probably gave the film 2.5 stars. Combined with the fact that I think the film could've been shorter, there were some stretches there that could've definitely been cut out. Because of that, the film gets the rating it did, but I still think the film fulfills its purpose of entertaining you. I definitely had fun watching this movie, even if I didn't think it was perfect. This is a good choice if you want something easy and fun to get through. It's not gonna set the world on fire, nor is it gonna make you a horror fan if you aren't one already, but it is a fun little movie for about 85 minutes and that's all that it wanted to be.
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