Mary Poppins (1964)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) “Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)” – a haunting melody
2) Dick Van Dyke as Bert, the jack-of-all-trades.
3) “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” – What a song for an upbeat climax!
4) The bank fiasco.

 

Cons –
1) The entire fantasy sequence inside the drawing.
2) Parenting guide – The movie.

 
Quote –
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

The Princess Diaries (2001)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Larry Miller as Paolo – the only character making an effort.
2) Annoying Anne Hathaway overshadows the graceful performance of Julie Andrews.

 

Cons –
1) Run of the mill Disney teen comedy full of annoying stock characters and a predictable storyline
2) 30 minutes too long.

 

Quote –
Mia: I can’t be a princess! I’m still waiting for normal body parts to arrive!