Early Reviews Of “Mary Poppins Returns” Are Looking Good. Can We Say The Same About The Fashions At The Premiere?
Last night was the world premiere of the much anticipated/hyped Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt as everybody’s favorite bitchy babysitter. The early reviews are in, and either nobody wants to be the Grinch who shat on Christmas, or it hit its mark. According to Cinema Blend, the majority of the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. One critic called it “practically perfect in every way“. And for the most part, the red carpet looks at the premiere were pretty good too, for the women and children. However, there was a problem in the menswear department.
Emily was appropriately Disney-fied in an ethereal fairy princess number. Since it’s a family originated, holiday extravaganza, a certain level of whimsy and fun was to be expected. And there were indeed some playful expressions of joy! I mean, just look at Ben Whishaw’s face. That’s some expression alright. Ben, step away from the whimsy. You’ve gone too far!
Another example of somebody taking liberties with the occasion was Todd Stashwick. Yes, it’s a holiday movie but doesn’t mean you can show up looking like the floor boss at the North Pole Resort And Casino. He looks like he enjoys kicking drunk elves out into the snow at 4:00 AM a little too much.
Here’s another one who decided not to leave what belongs in Vegas in Vegas. Matthew Morrison’s snakeskin embellished smoking jacket is doing its best to distract me from his chest hairs, but is failing. The glasses on the other hand, have got my attention! Weren’t they handing those out as 3-D glasses for showings of Up?
Here are some of the other looks from the adorable moppet ridden red carpet (and yes, I am including John Stamos in that description).