Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a sequel to Mamma Mia! based on a jukebox broadway musical of the same name. I had the chance to watch the film in advance and here’s why I think the second movie is worth catching on the big screen.
10 Reasons Why You Should Watch Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
10. It’s been 10 years since the first film came ou.
I was only 11 when I was exposed to Mamma Mia! by no other than my mum. You’d never expect that there would still be a sequel since the film came out 10 years ago; it certainly did come as a surprise. You’ll see a lot of changes, but it still hits close to home. Aren’t you curious about what happened to the island of Kalokairi after a decade?
9. You’ll enjoy it even if you haven’t watched Mamma Mia!
As the closing credits came to an end, the jam-packed theatre was filled with applause and standing ovations. It was a bit astonishing when I overheard a few people saying “Super nice! I haven’t seen Mamma Mia! but I definitely will when I get home!” and these people were older than me.
This just goes to show that Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is that good. You’ll understand the whole plot even without watching the first film.
I still suggest you do though because it’s equally exceptional. If you don’t have time to sit through a 109-minute motion picture, here’s a quick recap:
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8. It serves for great mother-daughter bonding.
Since both flicks revolve around mother-daughter relationships, it’s the perfect excuse for some instant bonding! When I told my mum we were watching, a whirlwind of nostalgia advanced as we anticipated the special advance screening. My mum and I certainly enjoyed the movie; she even ended up dancing and singing while watching.
7. You’ll get to hear ABBA’s Biggest Hits.
“Mamma Mia,” “I Have A Dream,” “Chiquitita,” and “Dancing Queen” are just a few sing-along-able classics that reappear in the sequel. The reprise of the iconic scenes are just as impeccable as the original!
6. You’ll hear songs that weren’t in Mamma Mia!
Like the first film, the sequel wove its story around ABBA songs. Admittedly, I wouldn’t have known about songs like “When I Kissed the Teacher” if it wasn’t for this movie.
The official soundtracks can be found on iTunes.
5. The 70s OOTDs are to die for!
I couldn’t stop swooning over every outfit that the star-studded cast wore. From the flared jeans to the glittering thigh-high boots, everything was sublime. It made me reevaluate my closet and want to throw everything out. There’s one thing for sure, though: denim will be trendy in any generation!
4. Sophie is finally a part of “Donna and the Dynamos”.
Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) had always wanted to be a member of her mother’s group, and she finally is! Sophie is undoubtedly as talented as her mother. Donna wouldn’t have survived raising a child alone if it weren’t for her best friends Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie (Julia Walters). They had always been there for Donna and they always will be.
#Regram from @entertainmentweekly: “Shooting #MammaMia2 ten years later on this amazing island with the same cast, it was a moment,” said @mingey of filming ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.’ But of course, getting an entire cast back together for a sequel is no easy task. In this case, booze helped. “It took a while to work out what it was going to be,” says producer Judy Craymer of the film’s plot. “There were all kinds of chats and journeys and airfares and drinks.” Swipe through to see photos from the upcoming film and click the link in our bio for more photos from our #SummerMoviePreview. : Jonathan Prime/Universal; Universal Pictures
3. Donna Sheridan’s life is unravelled.
We finally get to know more about how Donna (Meryl Streep) met the loves of her life! Sophie already revealed in the first film that Donna met Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan) on a beautiful island in Greece. They fell madly in love with each other until Donna found out that Sam was engaged. Bill Austin (Stellan Skarksgård) was there for Donna when her heart broke into pieces. Eventually, Bill left. Sophie also talked about meeting Harry Bright (Colin Forth). We finally get to know more about the ghosts of Donna’s past!
2. Cher plays Meryl Streep’s mother.
We never saw Donna and Donna’s mother, Ruby Sheridan, together in either movies. Their love-hate relationship has obviously been going on for years. Ruby Sheridan (Cher) is a legendary singer who is busy touring. It is also true to life since we all know that the 72-year old Cher is a world-renowned “Goddess of Pop.” Although her appearance was shorter than expected, her performance was, need I say more, ICONIC.
Donna and Ruby-Meryl and Cher are actually real life friends and they go way back since 1983.
Goddesses Meryl Streep & Cher kissing each other.
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1. The original cast members perform a big musical number.
What’s a musical without a group song and dance number? The past meets the present as the film comes to an end – performing side by side, altogether. And it is by far on the top of my “big musical numbers” list!
There’s so much more that I can’t mention because I’d end up spoiling the whole film, but I loved every bit of it! Make sure you watch it. It’s currently showing nationwide in the Philippines! Gimme gimme gimme… those tickets!