Well, as some of you may know, “Saving Mr. Banks” is not only my #1 awaited Disney film of this year, but it’s also my #1 awaited film of this year, period! Telling the true story of how Walt Disney obtained the rights for “Mary Poppins” from its extremely reluctant and obstinate author, P.L. Travers, when I heard of this film being made, I was ambivalent! I was extremely excited to see this amazing story reach the masses, yet at the same time, I was reluctant to see how Walt Disney and the other key Disney people at the time would be portrayed.
Now after viewing the trailer, I really am not happy with Tom Hanks’ portrayal of Walt Disney! I don’t hate it, but I don’t like it at all!
What do you all think? Are you all interested in seeing this film? What do you think of Tom Hanks as Disney? What do you think of the other cast members? What was your favorite part of the trailer?
I loved the part when the Sherman Brothers hid the copy of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” after P.L. Travers showed her dislike for made-up words, lol!
9 thoughts on “First Trailer for “Saving Mr. Banks””
I am beyond excited to see this film.
I was very happy at the prospects of Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney but having seen the trailer I remain unsure, still very excited about the film though!
I just wish he could do a better Walt Disney voice!
Well when I first saw the trailer for Perks of Being a Wallflower I thought Emma Watson’s American accent was terrible, but I saw the film and it was really good so I’m hoping that will apply for Tom Hanks too but I guess it doesn’t bother me as much because I’m not American so I don’t know too many of the different dialects anyways!
Lol, I understand!
I’ve only heard a little about this film but after seeing the trailer, I can’t wait to see it! I’ll admit it does cast a shadow over Walt Disney but it looks like he redeems himself in the end. I love the casting of Emma Thompson as the writer of Mary Poppins when she herself wrote the screenplay for Nanny McPhee.
Yeah, I still can’t wait to see it despite my disapproval of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney!
Looks brilliant. Just seeing Disney Land on the screen was magic enough. 🙂
Yep, it sure is magical!
Saving Mr Banks tells the story of Walt Disney’s battle to get the rights to make Mary Poppins into a movie. I wasn’t expecting to like this but was completely blown away.
It is beautifully put together, is hilarious in parts and very touching and emotional at other stages, but is not overly sappy or cheesy.
There are some outstanding performances here. Emma Thompson plays Mrs Travers beautifully – a cantankerous and stubborn lady, yet you can’t dislike her. Tom Hanks does a good job of playing Walt Disney – a tough role for anyone but he seems to suit it, so long as you can get past the terrible fake southern accent which is worse than Dick Van Dyke’s attempts at an English accent in Mary Poppins.
However the stand-out performance is, surprisingly, delivered by Colin Farrell as Mrs Travers’ father. He brings amazing range and emotion to a character that is simultaneously a loving, sweet father and a man caged in by life and personal demons.
Go see it for yourself when it comes out at the end of November. I’m looking forward to watching it again.
More about the movie you can also find it here