Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - Trailer
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is a significant improvement from the original and, while it definitely has its flaws, can still lead to a fun two hours with an improved cast (@ Lily James) and entertaining songs.
"This movie provides a cathartic sense of escapism into a Mediterranean wonderland full of disco and angelic characters, which we could all use right now
We need to talk about ABBA. Those impossibly talented Swedish fashionistas created music that has transcended national, cultural, and generational boundaries. I didn’t even exist when ABBA came into being 46 years ago, but alas I have lost my mind every time I have ever heard “Dancing Queen.” I was fortunate enough to grow up with a mother who understood the importance of making ABBA a part of my life early on. I have zero authority to give parenting advice in this review of the film Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, but I’m doing it anyways. Play ABBA Gold for your child as often as possible. It will bring them lifelong joy.
"Mamma Mia, here I go falling in love with yet another musical"
I didn’t have high expectations after the cringe-filled first movie, but I was very pleasantly surprised at the peformances in the sequel. Lily James steals the show, and I was happy to see they had picked actors that didn’t make me want to cover my ears at the sound of their ‘singing’ this time.
"So this is what they were talking about all these years"
3.5/5: For the 19 years I have been alive, I kind of knew that Mamma Mia existed and if I heard Dancing Queen I could be like "Hey that's ABBA", but this was my first experience with this musical and its sequel (the first movie I watched a couple days later). I thoroughly enjoyed the care-free music/dance numbers, especially with the addition of Lily James along with the younger characters who were much more adept at singing than their older counterparts (I like Meryl Streep's singing but it's a contested topic).
"I had a fun time with this movie"
Movie musicals are a doozy for me. I usually think I am going to have a bad time but end up really enjoying them. I was hoping the original Mamma Mia would be one that I loved, but unfortunately, I just did not connect with it. Luckily, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again fell on the better side.
"Loads of the fun and a genuine surprise"
On a technical, musical, and story aspect, this film is far more superior than its predecessor. If there is one thing I disliked about this movie, is that Lily James did not get first billing in the credits because she is the true star of this film
"Possibly the whitest movie I've ever seen"
The Mamma Mia crew is at it again, this time joined by people who can sing, and also Cher. Once a human, now a sentient, tightly wrapped latex bag with an immobile hole for a mouth, she occasionally emits songs so heavily post-processed the sound editors might as well have used a synthesizer transposed two octaves down.
"All I can say is: Lily James, Lily James, LILY JAMES!"
A little background on myself. I grew up listening to my father's childhood music of the 70's and often watched musicals with my mom while she was grading paper's. So a movie musical filled with ABBA songs? I knew going in that no matter what, I would most likely end up enjoying this film. And I did.