Mamma Mia 2……….Here We Go Again…….

My My…

Okay, there will be spoilers and the point of this piece is based solely on opinion. Now…without further ado…Mamma Mia 2

Let me set up the synopsis for you…spoilers ahead!

So for starters, Donna (Meryl Streep) is dead. No explanation as to when or why she passed, but she’s gone. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) has opened a hotel on the island as a tribute to her mysteriously dead mother. For the grand opening of the hotel, she invites all of our favorites from the first film who continue on with their loving relationships. Sophie also finds out she is pregnant, her grandmother Ruby (Cher) comes in and sings “Fernando“, and Donna comes back as a force ghost for the baby’s christening. That is the sequel part. The prequel on the other hand literally just reiterates and recreates exactly the plot of the first film.  Literally, someone explain to me what the point of this whole thing was? All it added to the pre-existing story line is Cher and “lesser known” ABBA songs. However, there is a silver lining.

Both the original and new cast were beautiful. All 3 of the main women (Lily James, Alexa Davies, and Jessica Keenan Wynn) did a wonderful job portraying the younger versions of Donna, Rosie, and Tanya. Great acting, great songs, and the costume and sets were beautiful. It was a fun film that, even though it serves no point in the Mamma Mia-verse, I would totally pay to see again! Here we go again…