It’s been a week or so since I watched the movie but we’ve had so much going on that I’ve only just managed to sit down and write up a Mamma Mia 2 review. My teenage daughter is a huge fan of the original Mamma Mia film, so it definitely holds a special place in my heart too, given how many times it’s been played on repeat in our household.
Mamma Mia 2 Review
Going into the cinema it’s safe to say that we were all a little bit apprehensive about what they were going to do with a sequel. However, as soon as the movie starts, you’re immediately back in that ‘feel good’ state that the original captured so well. It’s impossible not to smile as the familiar music plays and some of the much loved old characters grace the screen once again. With some new tunes and a fun-filled story line and soundtrack, Mamma Mia and ABBA fans are going to be in their element.
Now, my daughter still holds the original Mamma Mia as her all time favourite but in my opinion Mamma Mia 2 is actually even better than the first! Contraversial, I know. But here’s a few reasons why:
- The new characters playing the younger versions of our old favourites are AMAZING. They have all of the details absolutely spot on and you have no trouble believing that you’re actually watching young Donna and the rest of the cast. Something I LOVED was the fact that the ‘younger version’ characters actually managed to adopt the accent of the older character they were playing. Young Sam had that slight Pierce Brosnan twang to some of the words he was saying and this was such a wonderful little touch.
- The music – if you thought that there weren’t many more total classics to come from a movie or that the best songs had been used in the first one then you (like me) would be wrong. The songs, and the scenes that go with them are fantastic!
- Cher makes an appearance as Sophie’s Grandma and she couldn’t be more perfect. When she sings Fernando, I actually got chills!
- It’s way more emotional than you are expecting. I mean, you definitely get the cheesy, feelgood scenes that we’re all craving, but there’s so much more depth to Mamma Mia 2 that really pulls you in and tugs at the heart-strings!
Hopefully this Mamma Mia 2 review doesn’t spoil too much of the movie for you. Have you watched it yet? What did you think? Leave me a comment below and let’s chat!