By Arun Sajnani,
MAMA MIA 2 – HERE WE GO AGAIN – Hollywood keeps on churning out sequels and prequels every Friday, and the audiences thirst for many genres that becomes a quick fix most of times are appreciated at the box-office by such ventures. So why not continue inspired music by the famous “ABBA” group, and continue the story of “MAMA MIA” with where it left off in Greece.
This time the daughter played by Amanda Syfried wants to re-open the hotel for the elite, and make her mom’s dream come true. Meryl Streep, who played the mother is no more, but comes in flashbacks, and as a younger version, played by Lily James. Ananda as “Sophie” really wants her family, friends and all to be there at the inaguaration, especially her 3 dads supposedly, played by Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skargard.
The film is contrived and made with convenience, with Andy Garcia and Cher as special guests, Yes Cher plays the Grandma, but sings “Fernando” with gusto and looks great for her age. You could say this is the side B of “ABBA” that becomes “MAMA MIA 2 – HERE WE GO AGAIN”. The film gets a 2 star recommendation. Courtesy Awesome TV & BEING FILMY.