MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Director: Ol Parker
Stars: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep
Plot: The crew returns to the same Greek island to celebrate the grand re-opening of the hotel, but it stirs up a lot of old memories
Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters
Yes, here we go again...
Only this time it is much better than the first one!
If you loved the first MAMMA MIA film then this is a must-see for you. For those of you that didn't really care for the auditory talent in the first film. (*Everyone stops to stare at Pierce Brosnan.*) Never fear, because this flick is filled with a ton of people who can really sing.
Even the story is better this time around. It's a lot more fun and carefree than the first. We get into some more great songs from ABBA and even a few deep cuts that you haven't heard in 40 years...or ever.
Lily James is an outstanding addition to the cast. She brings so much joy and wonderment that you almost feel like you are on the island with them. As far as I'm concerned, she should be cast in everything for the next 50 years or so.
The Cher character is the only one that doesn't ring true. (Assuming you are okay with the whole premise of a musical on a Greek isle as truth.) It feels really forced and wedged into the story just so they could sing a specific song. Also, her scenes are so heavily filtered it feels like the movie goes out of focus every time she is on screen.
If you were excited about the release of this film the first time you heard that they were making a MAMMA MIA 2 then stay excited. Warm up your singing voice and get yourself to a theater as soon as you can.