Normally, this would start with a summary, but because there’s no accurate way to summarize it, let’s jump right in.
This movie technically picks up where Mama Mia! left off, but at the same time, it doesn’t.
Sophie, Skye, and Sam have rebuilt the hotel in Donna’s honor – Donna having passed away a year before the movie takes place – and are preparing for the grand re-opening.
But the majority of this movie is focused on Donna’s back story. How she actually ended up in Greece and her relationships with Sam, Bill, and Harry.
They used some of the songs from the play and movie, but they also added new ones – all by ABBA, of course. And each of Donna’s romantic encounters seemed to have its own song, which was really fun.
This is also totally, compulsively sing-a-long-able. Be prepared to have to try and stop singing along.
The new members of the cast were amazing. They were just as talented and attractive as – if not more than – the people from the first movie, all of whom returned in some way. Except for one newcomer. The addition of Cher to the cast certainly made the movie even more star-studded, but it didn’t really work. She had a lot of Botox or something going on, so she hardly had any facial expressions. And her voice way too deep for some of the songs.
This is definitely a movie worth seeing, but it might be a good idea to watch the first one before this one.