If the title wasn’t enough, this contains huge spoilers so be warned!
While I was in Georgia with my daughter I FINALLY watched Mamma Mia 2. That came out while she was pregnant and we didn’t have the opportunity to go together. We had both enjoyed the first Mamma Mia so much together we couldn’t wait to see the second film. It wouldn’t have been right to see it without her so I waited. I’m going to be honest, I wish I was still waiting.
It was allegedly a combination of a trip in the way back machine to when Donna and the Dynamos were younger and Donna got pregnant with Sophie and the present day where Sophie is preparing for the grand opening of the hotel as Donna’s popped her clogs.
The story has more holes and inconsistencies than a party political broadcast.
The ones I found most annoying were Sophie and Skye left to travel the world at the end of the first film. Now she’s trying to get the Greek hotel off the ground while he’s learning hotel management in NYC. This leaves the door open for Antonio Banderas to be ‘the hotel manager’. If he’s the manager why is Sophie panicking so much and why isn’t Skye there. It’s very weak.
The three dads and the Dynamos come back but not Sophie’s best friends?? Makes no sense.
Allegedly Rosie (Julie Walters) was in love with Bill the Swedish dude way back in the day but in the first film, they’d never met before.
Cher turns up invited/uninvited. Her invite was sent by mistake and lo and behold… Antonio Banderas and her have a history. None of that is explained though which is very irritating.
The whole thing feels like a rainy day project where the drama teacher said okay class. You’ve got ten minutes to write a script sequel to your favourite film and put it into production.
It’s a flop. If it made money it’s only because it cruised on the coat tails of the first movie.
I wish I hadn’t seen it.
I’m annoyed. I’m disappointed. I’m upset.
Most of all I feel betrayed.
I feel betrayed by the producers because they thought this travesty was good enough.
I feel betrayed as an ABBA fan because they put great songs to pathetic scenes.
I feel betrayed as a woman because they made us seem like mindless simpering ninnies who don’t deserve a better script.
I feel betrayed as a Cher fan.
How dare you tell a woman who has made a plastic travesty of herself that she looks amazing. Yes all you chat show hosts im looking at you. Cher was amazing. She was one of the greatest female performers ever. She’s also in her seventies and can’t move her damn face it’s so full of fillers. Her voice is affected by her inability to move her face. She could barely manage to bend never mind dance in that song scene. It was pathetic and sad and I felt embarrassed for her. Everyone who’s telling her otherwise needs a good slap because they’re lying sycophants.
When we got to the end I felt like crying. Not because it was over but because it wasn’t over sooner. I think some of the actors did a great job but you can’t make a masterpiece out of margarine and that’s what this was. Plastic contrived shit that leaves a bad taste in your mouth.