Mamma Mia Here We Go Again Review

If I didn’t know any better, I would say that the Mamma Mia movies are in a genre of their own. There’s no real reason for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again to exist — it feels improbable that it exists at all, as a prequel-sequel of a movie spawned from a musical spawned from the songs of a Swedish pop group. It has no real stakes, next to no story, and barely any connective tissue holding it together. Even the trailers were baffling, as Meryl Streep’s conspicuous absence from them begged the question of whether or not Donna had kicked the bucket between Mamma Mias one and two.

But it hardly matters. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, directed by Ol Parker (Imagine Me & You, both Exotic Marigold Hotel movies), is a complete delight. I laughed, I gasped, and I cried, as did the entire screening audience I watched the film with. How many other films can boast that kind of a balancing act?

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mamma mia here we go again reviews

No one was clamoring for a sequel to 2008’s Mamma Mia, the smash-hit jukebox musical based on the popular Broadway play. It was campy, kitschy, and just the right thing to put on in the background as you drank rosé and and reminisced of the glory days of ABBA. And yet, 10 years later, here comes a sequel as dazzling and dedicated to joy as the first one was. And critics say that it could melt our cold, cynical hearts.

The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reviews are here and, despite a healthy heaping of cynicism from the critics going into the films, they found themselves tapping their feet to the music. It’s a silly, solid sequel that just may be what we need in these trying times.

See what critics are saying in their Mamma Mia Here We Go Again reviews below.

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sequel bits mamma mia

In this edition of sequel bits:

  • Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich coming this August
  • Chris Hemsworth offers an update on that Men In Black reboot
  • Andy Muscheitti says It: Chapter 2 will be even scarier than the first
  • Hey, they’re making a new Doom movie, I guess!
  • Jason Statham teases a Meg franchise
  • Chris Pratt interviews his Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom co-stars
  • Hotel Transylvania 3 sneak peak is here, if you want that sort of thing
  • Oh good, here comes Peter Rabbit 2
  • The new Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again poster is here (we go again)
  • Scott Adkins joins the Ip Man 4 cast

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mamma mia! here we go again trailer

Somehow, Meryl Streep has become the Hawkeye of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The final trailer for the ABBA-infused musical has arrived, and the whole gang is here…except Meryl Streep, who only makes a super-quick appearance before transforming into Lily James. Watch the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again trailer.

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mamma mia tv spot

Cher takes the spotlight (or perhaps the moonlight) in the latest Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again TV spot. And it sure does feel good to see the smoky-voiced diva on the silver screen again after taking an seven-year hiatus away from the film industry…even if she’s only here to sing a cover of ABBA’s “Fernando.”

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mamma mia here we go again trailer

You probably know right away if you’re the target audience for a Mamma Mia sequel. And that audience is pretty big: the 2008 original made $609 million worldwide, so a follow-up feels like a license to print money and please the fans. So here we are, 10 years later, with the original cast reunited to once again sing ABBA songs and look pretty and get involved in drama that’s soapy enough to warm your heart but pleasant enough to not get that heart racing too hard.

The new Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again trailer looks like more of the same, now split across two timelines. And yeah, it’s probably going to make a ton of money.

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Mamma Mia 2 trailer

Well, here we go again, I guess. The sequel to Mamma Mia!, appropriately titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, just dropped its first trailer for your viewing pleasure. Really, what more movie news do you need today? This should literally be the only movie news you need. Feel free to knock off early. The Mamma Mia 2 trailer awaits you below.

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Ivan Drago in Creed 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Rocky IV star Dolph Lundgren is preparing for Creed 2
  • A zombie version of Adolf Hitler will appear in Dead Snow 3
  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween gets a new trailer
  • Narcos and Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal joins Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2
  • And more!

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Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Joe Manganiello knows whether or not he’ll appear in The Batman, but will he tell us?
  • Zachary Quinto gives an update on the progress of Star Trek 4
  • One of the stars of Baby Driver will play a major role in the Mamma Mia sequel
  • Sarah Paulson boards M. Night Shyamalan‘s Unbreakable sequel
  • The latest odds of a Simpsons Movie sequel
  • And more!

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Sequel Bits

In today’s edition of sequel bits:

  • Screenwriter Derek Solstad is back for John Wick: Chapter 3.
  • A pivotal character returns to the Mission: Impossible franchise.
  • Ian McShane provides another promising update on the Deadwood movie.
  • A new poster for Transformers: The Last Knight.
  • Jared Leto talks Blade Runner 2049.
  • And more.

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