Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again – Film #56

Super Trouper, or Party Pooper?

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We’re going back to the island!

5 years have passed and life has moved on. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is now reopening the hotel on the island, with a grand reopening party set to take place. Sophie reminisces about her mother and her life and through a series of flashbacks, we get to see how Donna (Meryl Streep and Lily James) came to meet Harry (Colin Firth and Hugh Skinner), Bill (Stellan Skarsgard and Josh Dylan) and Sam (Pierce Brosnan and Jeremy Irvine).

Wow that paragraph took more writing that it should have done.

The concept of the film is simple, and as it’s a Mamma Mia movie, you’ve got a load of Abba music thrown in there too.

So here’s the thing….when Mamma Mia first came out ten years ago…it was alright. The main problem I had with it was the fact that as they wanted to shoe-horn in as many of the big, famous ABBA tracks as possible, they often felt very much misplaced and it caused the story to suffer because of it.

What MM:HWGA does is look through an entire catalogue of music, and then see which songs fit the story rather than doing it the other way around…and because of this it works so much better. There seems to be proper sentiment in the tunes, there’s all the elements there of the first film, but better done.

Also, not going to lie…I could literally watch Lily James who plays Young Donna, in absolutely anything…she is so beautiful and a fun presence on screen.

I don’t want to give too much away about the story, just in case there’s anyone who hasn’t actually seen the trailer (which gives about 90% of the film away anyway).

Go see it.

Much better than a 3/5 I would have given the first one.

Solid 4/5 for this

Current movie list…trending at 100 movies for the year…complete with links to all the reviews where I did them either on YouTube or as a Blog Post here on my blog :

02/01/2018 1 Three Billboards…
07/01/2018 2 My Little Pony
09/01/2018 3 Downsizing
14/01/2018 4 Coco
15/01/2018 5 The Commuter
27/01/2018 6 Maze Runner : Death Cure
31/01/2018 7 The Shape Of Water
03/02/2018 8 Early Man
05/02/2018 9 Winchester
06/02/2018 10 I, Tonya
13/02/2018 11 Black Panther
13/02/2018 12 The Mercy
23/02/2018 13 The Greatest Showman : Singalong
26/02/2018 14 Game Night
02/03/2018 15 The Greatest Showman
09/03/2018 16 Red Sparrow
13/03/2018 17 Love, Simon
16/03/2018 18 Walk Like A Panther
17/03/2018 19 Peter Rabbit
22/03/2018 20 Tomb Raider
25/03/2018 21 Blockers
26/03/2018 22 Isle Of Dogs
27/03/2018 23 Unsane
29/03/2018 24 Ready Player One
03/04/2018 25 A Quiet Place
11/04/2018 26 Duck Duck Goose
12/04/2018 27 Thoroughbreds
12/04/2018 28 Rampage
12/04/2018 29 Death Wish
12/04/2018 30 Pacific Rim: Uprising
14/04/2018 31 Truth Or Dare
14/04/2018 32 Ghost Stories
26/04/2018 33 Infinity War
01/05/2018 34 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
04/05/2018 35 The Strangers: Prey At Night
05/05/2018 36 Tully
09/05/2018 37 I Feel Pretty
12/05/2018 38 Sherlock Gnomes
13/05/2018 39 Life Of The Party
14/05/2018 40 Book Club
15/05/2018 41 Deadpool 2
17/05/2018 42 Breaking In
28/05/2018 43 Show Dogs
29/05/2018 44 Solo: A Star Wars Story
06/06/2018 45 Jurassic World 2
08/06/2018 46 Kaala
16/06/2018 47 Hereditary
20/06/2018 48 Incredibles 2
22/06/2018 49 Ocean’s 8
05/07/2018 50 The First Purge
06/07/2018 51 Tag
10/07/2018 52 Hotel Artemis
15/07/2018 53 Secret Of Marrowbone
16/07/2018 54 Soorma
17/07/2018 55 Skyscraper
22/07/2018 56 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
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