We tried to hate ‘Mamma Mia!’ but ended up singing and dancing to its tune – Can the same be expected from ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’?


Based on the stage musical of the same name, the 2008 movie had a flimsy storyline, uneven direction, and a cast that couldn’t even carry a tune, and yet it brought us so much campy, nonsensical joy that despite its many flaws, we had to admit it was a lot of fun

It didn’t come as a surprise that the rom-com became a massive financial hit, and it comes as even less of a surprise that the film is now getting an inevitable sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which comes out in July this year

A trailer for the upcoming film reveals its basic storyline – Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is revealed to be pregnant and in need of some motivation and strength

Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski) tell her the story of how her mother (Streep) made something of her life and had Sophie all on her own

The trailer, though, leaves us with so many questions unanswered

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo: IMDb[/caption] First of all, where is Donna? Or, more precisely, where is Meryl Streep? Lily James portrays the younger version of the character in flashbacks (and based on the trailer, seems very well cast in the role), but Streep seems absent in the present-day storyline

Is Donna, like some fans are suggesting, dead? Or is this just a red herring? [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo: IMDb[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo: IMDb[/caption] Secondly, how is Cher (who is 71) playing Streep’s (68) mother? [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo: Screenshot[/caption] And finally, will they let Pierce Brosnan sing again? Please don’t let Brosnan sing again

All signs suggest that just like the original, the sequel will also be an elaborate excuse to revisit old ABBA tunes

Familiar faces will return and familiar songs will be sung as we bask in the warmth of all the nostalgia

And even though we don’t expect Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again to be a masterpiece, how can we possibly resist it? The movie is set to release on July 20, 2018



Date:04-Jan-2018 Reference:View Original Link