Saving Mr. Banks 2013 8 out of 10
Being a huge Disney fan I was really looking forward to this movie about the making of Mr. Poppins.
I was interested in seeing how Tom Hanks pulled off Walt and thought it would be interesting to get a behind the scenes look at the making of this classic film. The movie was pretty much exactly what I thought it would be. It had a cool retro feel and look and dove into the struggles of getting Mary Poppins to the screen.
All the actors were great in their roles. Emma Thompson was excellent as P.L. Travers and Hanks did a good job playing Walt.
As a movie the story just wasn’t compelling enough though to be great. I guess a story about the making of a better story ---can never really be as good as the classic movie it was made about. The plot was really simple and there were no real surprises yet it was entertaining.
I’d recommend it to any true Walt Disney fans --- just for the behind the scenes look at how he got P.L Travers to agree to let him make such a classic and unforgettable film.