Sweet and annoying modern fairy tale about an ideal nanny and less ideal kid the nanny straightens up. Unlike his previous efforts, Robert De Niro does not solve Anne Hathaway's problems as his gangster characters used to, but instead mimics older and wrinkled Mary Poppins - in the end I was half-expecting him to fly away on a rainblow umbrella, or at least drop down in the sewers to join Ninja Turtles. Thankfully, no songs here.
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Ok, it wasn't that bad a second time around - filmmakers clearly love & have a great deal of respect for the original, as evidenced in numerous small details that otherwise wouldn't be there, but their main fault is that out of fear to change something they don't bring anything new to the table.
A perfectly executed lesson in world-building, stunt-staging, editing and non-stop suspense from the (mad) mastermind George Miller also serves as a huge middle-finger to modern-day action "products" - it's fast, brutal, violent and, at times, utterly mad.
We needed a film like this, and we got it - I'm not sure yet if I need a sequel, I just want to see this one again (and again) to soak in all the details!