What? No thread yet? I can't believe it! I loved the original as a kid, my mother used to read the books to me and my brothers, but for some reason, like Sound of Music, it didn't grow with me, like Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind, so I haven't seen the original since the mid 60s But, having a daughter working for Disney Nordic, we got tix for a VIP showing for the sequel, opening here on Christmas Day, and it was absolutely magnificent. The cast is not only the magical Emily Blunt, but Emily Mortimer, Ben Wishaw, and of course Meryl Streep, and many, many other fine actors and actresses, including an Dick Van Dyke cameo. The music and the settings makes it feel like a classic movie right from the start, and with the hand-drawn animation, it just goes on and on, making this a modern classic, I hope. It gives you that happy, elated feeling watching it, and that great feeling afterwards, having seen something special, that stays with you for a long time. This is how the folks who liked La la land must have felt ;) Anyway, Emily Blunt is magificent, go see her, and go see it, you won't regret it.