Under the fun something lurks
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again review by ER
It's all great fun, with songs, dances, and bright-toothed smiles, even if the first half drags a bit with some of Abba's second-rate numbers sneaking in. Cher's terrific cameo at the finale saves it, and she appears like a goddess (check the credits for her wig maker and personal voice engineer, two great technicians).
As well as the sing/dance/have fun message, there seem to be some disturbing lessons. No.1 is -- judge people by first appearances, and if they are attractive, have sex with them as soon as possible. No.2 is -- don't do what you SHOULD do, don't even do what's BEST FOR YOU, instead, do what you FEEL. These are lessons focused on short-term satisfaction and long-term life disasters. Adults will naturally see the fantasy of this, but Mamma Mia is not a suitable film for children.
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A follow-up too far
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again review by AB
Unfortunately, this sequel falls into the 'inferior to the original' bracket. We found the storyline unconvincing. The cast, apart from Lily James, seem to be just going through the motions. And of course, most of the best Abba songs were used in the original. Sadly, the joie de vivre just ain't there. Oh, mama mia, what have they done!
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Better Than I Expected
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again review by KW
Not a classic, but was better than I expected, but with all the best tunes in the first film it was always going to be hard to make them realistic. The appearance of Cher towards the end of the film did add some impetus to it but the script was to thin to make an outstanding film!
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