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In 1979, high-spirited and courageous Young Donna Sheridan (James), Young Tanya and Young Rosie-aka Donna and The Dynamos-graduate from Oxford University, and Donna joyfully embarks on her adventures through Europe to fulfill her destiny on the Greek island of Kalokairi.
Comedy Musical - As with the first film, this is a musical comedy
using the songs of ABBA, but it is an original
story not based on a stage musical. All of the
main stars from the first film return, but
original lead Meryl Streep only appears in a
limited capacity, as does series newcomer Cher.
Returning star Amanda Seyfried and series
newcomer Lily James are the leads. Mild
language, some adult subject matter, and
suggestive humor make the film inappropriate for
young kids, but parents of pre-teens and above
may find this safe.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is more of the same. One senses viewers wouldn't want anything different. Fans of the first movie will find that a lot of the magic is gone and everything loses some of its luster the second time around.
Roger EbertFull Review Average ...a bigger cast, a longer running time, extra subplots and additional romantic entanglements. But it's emptier than its predecessor and has even lower stakes. It's less entertaining, and for all its frantic energy, it manages to go absolutely nowhere.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average ... the film exudes an infectious energy and hearty spirit that'll put you in a powerful Swedish super-pop headlock until you submit. Characters oddly meander right into songs, and fluid transitions between the two stories are pretty nonexistent. At the same time, there's a bubblegum sweetness the movie embraces that's appealing despite its faults.
NY PostFull Review Good ...the movie is significantly improved in every way: singing, casting, cinematography, writing. This sequel has delivered as the campy summer escape the series must be... Naturally, all the antics are set to cleverly shoved-in ABBA music.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 94 moviegoers:
TEENS: The lone male loved it, as did nearly all the ladies. The few ladies that didn't love it, indicated that they enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Seventy-percent of the ladies loved it with another 10% indicating they enjoyed it very much. Twenty-percent felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: I would say that these are great reviews from the males for this type of movie. I'm guessing that a lot of them are like me and went to this movie for their wife. Their reviews give me hope that I will enjoy it as well. As for the ladies, they nearly all loved it and those that didn't love it indicated that they enjoyed it very much.