Film critics feel it’s a sequel that was never asked for, yet no one can deny that Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again turns out to be serenely fun. The fun-packed piece of cinema is carefully crafted to ensure no one regrets their trip to the theatre and if you enjoy youthful dancing, fluffy music, and jukebox style filming the sequel is a pragmatic diversion from reality many would enjoy.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again picks up quite a few years after the events that made the first film such a hit. By now Donna, previously Meryl Streep’s character has passed away and Sophie, her daughter, played by Amanda Seyfried, is completing work on the impressive Bella Donna Hotel based on a picture-perfect island. Both dads (Andy Garcia and Pierce Brosnan) are invited to the opening of the Bella Donna Hotel. As the preparations take shape, Sophie’s thoughts hark back to the time when her mother first came to the island and then decided to make it her home. (a younger version of her mother played by Lilly James). Meryl Streep’s absence is felt, especially her shenanigans which made the first film so much fun apart from the musicals. Her presence is brought back via photographs, and Lilly James does great in mimicking the mannerisms of Streep in the first film.

Mama Mia A Proven Formula for Success

The successful formula that made the first film so popular by injecting songs into the film every two minutes remains unchanged. However, this time the new director Ol Parker (known for writing Exotic Marigold Hotel) adds some vigour and energy that seems enough to update and show the passage of time, and at the same time works as a throwback. The choreography and music are overwhelming, and the story beats predictable, which makes it impossible not to be swayed away by the good-natured intention of the film.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is again a fantastic watch for Abba fans, and this time all the hits notably absent from the first film is added in full blast. What adds even more to the fun and enjoyment element of the film is the frenetic pace Director Parker executes everything to ensure dull moments are eclipsed by show-stopping numbers, greater and more frantic than the previous. The film tells of another woman with man troubles as well as cascading all-encompassing conflict that comes as no surprise. While everyone loves Brosnan, he still can’t sing, and it remains hilarious, while the number of familiar faces offers a familiarity that is comforting. The collection of charming actors paired with Abba’s music is well worth seeing, while it the Swedish pop band, Abba reached the top 5-spot on the Billboard 200 album chart again due to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.