Here We Go Again: Mamma Mia the Sequel

In Movies & TV, Music, Theater by ashbydodd

How do I feel about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again? Ummmm….

When I first saw Mamma Mia! the musical on Broadway, I fell in love with the sweet story and couldn’t stop singing Abba for days. So you can only imagine my excitement when I found out that Mama Mia! was coming to the big screen! And not only was there going to be a movie version, it was going to star some of my favorites: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, and Colin Firth to name a few. Too bad, in my opinion, the movie was a total dud.

But, as it turns out, there was enough buzz around the Abba-music movie for a sequel. Mama Mia! Here We Go Again is due out in 2018 and, honestly, I can’t help but wonder why.

Maybe the backstory of Donna (Meryl Streep’s character) is a story worth telling but I have a hard time getting excited about a sequel that doesn’t seem to involve Streep much at all. In fact, from the tone of the trailer below, it’s entirely possible Donna has died before the movie’s story-line begins.

I’ll probably end up skipping this one, despite my love of Abba and musicals, but watch the trailer and decide for yourself!