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Saving Mr Banks movie review. This is what I can call a "hate it and love it" movie. (covered Spoiler alert)

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I just watched Saving Mr Banks. It's based on the story of how the legendary Marry Poppins came to be, and it shows the whole process in the point of view of P.L.Travers, the writer of the Marry Poppins book which the movie is based on. The movie goes back and forth between her past and the process of making Marry Poppins, which is awesome because you get to see how the movie came to be from the illustration and the music scores. The plot is that P.L.Travers doesn't want Marry Poppins to be turned into a movie because it'll ruin the image of her portrayed from the book, and it is up to Walt Disney to change her mind.

Let me get out of my chest first on what I think about P.L.Travers, at least the portrayal of her in the movie. Ohohohoho, if you hate Lighting from Final Fantasy XIII, after you see this lady, you'll like Lighting a whole lot more. P.L.Travers in this movie is a cunt. 5 minutes into the movie and I can't stand her. First thing she did in the movie when she entered her hotel that's reserved by Walt Disney and saw Mickey, Pluto, Donald Duck dolls among others is she throw them away into the closet. And when she turns on the tv to see this oh so awesome nostalgic Tinkerbell and Walt Disney video, she turns it off and say she despises cartoons. She hates everything in life, her entire attitude is basically "no no, my rules and my rules only. Sod off with your ideas!" and she basically makes everyone's life in the movie a living hell, all while having a shit eating grin on her face. Basically she's the most pathetic person you will ever see and you'll be glad if she didn't exist, but unfortunately you have to endure it over 100 minutes out of 120 minutes of screen time. I am amazed no one in the movie grabs a stick and beat her face in, especially Walt Disney. He is so patient that I am saluting him for being able to stand her.

Walt Disney on the other hand, is such a nice guy, that I am rooting for him the whole way to snap the fuck out of the bitch and make her finally accept the making of the movie. He's actually been pursuing her for 20 years just to make Marry Poppins into a movie because he made a promise to his daughter that he will make it a reality. That's so heartwarming and awesome and it's actually a damn good enough reason for the movie the be approved by any normal human being, but the asshole doesn't care. She has to be all specific,

"I don't want this movie to be animated because I HATE it." "No, cut that music out, what's this nonsense "respontable" word you are talking about? Fix it!" "No, I don't want to go to your "Disney Land" because it's all just your money grubbing scheme." And when she found out about the animated Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sequence, she bails out on the project!

Urrrrgh. She disagrees with everything! Shut the hell up!

The flashbacks of her story does explain why she's what she is.

Turns out her father is an alcoholic, and he's seen by her as this "wonderful person" because he's always dotted her. Unfortunately dotting her means getting his ass drunk and getting fired from his job because he's a moron. It's gotten so bad that her mom almost drowned herself from being unable to stand her life with him. Then one day he died, and after that she became the bitch she is later.

Still doesn't explain why she doesn't like cartoons or why she's such a jerk to everyone.

The movie's main strength is seeing Disney Land, interesting history behind the development of Marry Poppins and seeing nostalgic moments of the Marry Poppins movie after it has been made into theater. It's all so nostalgic that it makes you feel like you're a kid again.

It also feels ooooh so good when the bitch FINALLY give in and allows the movie to be made. You will want to say "FINALLY!" after she did that, and the end of the movie is the most rewarding thing ever.

You will feel happiness and relief, mixed with giddy childhood nostalgia bomb blowing out of your heart.

Overall, I like this movie. Even though I have to endure looking at the annoying P.L.Travers, in the end it's all worth it. It truly is a movie that you will hate, but in the end once it's all over you will love. One of the best movies of the year.

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thanks for the review but in Angry joe fashion can you make a 1-10 score to give the movie? i haven't seen it and i want a idea on a scale!

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thanks for the review but in Angry joe fashion can you make a 1-10 score to give the movie? i haven't seen it and i want a idea on a scale!

Well for me scores isn't really a good representation of the movie, but if you insist.

I'll give the movie the rating of so good it i will unleash the inner child in you (if you are an adult). That'll be an 8 out of 10. 2 points deducted because of the completely unlikeable main character.

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I am British and having suffered enough of this self centered, spiteful, vitriolic bitch I am at a loss as to why Disney did not gut-punch the cunt. What a hateful twat she was...apparently she dies alone, unmourned and unloved (just like Cerebus the Aardvark)

I am no surprised...she gives this place a bad name...

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