Excerpt: Shockingly enjoyable and moving for someone who wasn’t a fan of the first. It’s not perfect, but with its improvements and a likable Lily James performance, I found myself having a really good time.
Excerpt: It isn’t until Cher’s arrival on the island that the film becomes the kooky, campy free-for-all that it always should have been. One has to commend director Ol Parker for attempting to keep the film grounded in something resembling real emotion, but it is only when he lets the film veer into spectacularly gaudy musical mayhem in its final 15 minutes that it really begins to soar.
Excerpt: Just like ‘Mamma Mia! The Movie,’ ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ is light, fun, feel-good, and upbeat. But, unlike ‘Mamma Mia! The Movie,’ ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is less moronic and better-directed. The music, choreography, production numbers, and cinematography able to overcome the weak script and story.