Super Trouper, or Party Pooper?
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 :
|07/01/2018||2||My Little Pony|
|27/01/2018||6||Maze Runner : Death Cure|
|31/01/2018||7||The Shape Of Water|
|23/02/2018||13||The Greatest Showman : Singalong|
|02/03/2018||15||The Greatest Showman|
|16/03/2018||18||Walk Like A Panther|
|26/03/2018||22||Isle Of Dogs|
|29/03/2018||24||Ready Player One|
|03/04/2018||25||A Quiet Place|
|11/04/2018||26||Duck Duck Goose|
|12/04/2018||30||Pacific Rim: Uprising|
|14/04/2018||31||Truth Or Dare|
|01/05/2018||34||The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society|
|04/05/2018||35||The Strangers: Prey At Night|
|09/05/2018||37||I Feel Pretty|
|13/05/2018||39||Life Of The Party|
|29/05/2018||44||Solo: A Star Wars Story|
|06/06/2018||45||Jurassic World 2|
|05/07/2018||50||The First Purge|
|15/07/2018||53||Secret Of Marrowbone|
|22/07/2018||56||Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again|