Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Positive reviews flowing in for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"

Well color me surprised. The first critic reviews started coming in yesterday for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and I'm guessing I'm not the only one who wasn't expecting such a positive response. As this goes to post, with 57 reviews counted on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is sitting at a very strong 86%. Dozens of additional reactions will of course trickle in over the coming days, but at this point, that number is extremely encouraging. Even Metacritic, with it's weighted scale, has the film at a respectable 65, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.

The sequel is probably just overall a better picture. From the trailers, the cinematography and camera angles seem a little more sophisticated (not that I'm an expert) than the original, which, in comparison, topped out at a tepid 54% on RT. Well done, Ol Parker. 

Even though Meryl is only making a cameo, anytime something she's involved in is well-received, it's exciting. Hopefully the reviews forecast a hefty performance at the box open as well!


  1. Just Listened to Knowing me, Knowing you from the soundtrack. Jeremy does a decent job but Pierce has never been worse. He sounds like a bored slug in his delivery. I read an early synopsis of the plot btw and it's as we though Donna wise.

    I'm very happy critics are judging this on it's merits instead of expecting high art. I think this will be much better than the first.

  2. You can dance! You can jive! I just saw it here in London and it's a delight. Very little of Meryl but what she did was wonderful. This one is a big improvement on the first. Makes me sorry they didn't have a better director for the original.

    It's expected to make even more on opening weekend and I understand why. The cinema I went to in Brixton was full, everyone having a great time and really loving the chance to have fun. It delivers.