Exactly 10 years ago debuted in cinemas Mamma Mia, which was to become a classic of musicals. Captivating and with a strong cast, the film conquered a legion of fans and is commented on today.

Even with a very closed ending, the work ended up gaining a return, which focuses on explaining Donna's past (played by Meryl Streep in the original version). The plot shows Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) five years after the events of the first film, trying to make the late mother proud of her work at the hotel and planning a huge reopening. Meanwhile, the script takes us back to the past, showing how young Donna (Lily James) met his daughter's three possible parents and got his hotel.

To represent a newer version of that strong cast presented in the first feature is not an easy mission, but the young cast holds the ends well and, even if they do not reach the level of the predecessors, they manage to do the job. Lily James is the biggest highlight, since it delivers a very faithful, free and fun Donna in the mid 70s, carrying all the scenes of the time on her back. His companions, although not as prominent, convince him as the well-known characters, impressing mainly in the way of speaking, where they are equal to the veteran actors.

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Mamma Mia Here We Go Again | Image: Universal Pictures

The script manages to be satisfactory in this continuation, since it works with a plot that was not even imagined to have a continuation and explains in depth the past of a character that has not been explained much before. However, Ol Parker ends up committing some glaring inconsistencies, especially to the attentive looks of the fans of the first film. For example, Donna first met Harry (Hugh Skinner), and in his diary Sam (Jeremy Irvine) appears before. Or the fact that Harry is left with his guitar, when in Mamma Mia Donna is shown to have kept it. And even the lack of logic in Rosie (Alexa Davies) and Tanya (Jessica Keenan Wynn) already know the story of Donna and the three boys, when in the first feature they complain about her never telling anything.

The musical numbers are bigger, which means that they are neither better nor worse. The impression they give is that, knowing that this continuation could not overcome the success and performances of the original cast, something more striking was needed and that is exactly what Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again delivery. The great highlight is the camera transitions, which both when going from the present to the past, and amid choreography, show a beautiful result.

Crítica: Mamma Mia- Lá Vamos Nós de Novo 2Of course, we can't help talking about the presentation of Cher, who despite having a dispensable role for the plot, pleases the audience just for being Cher. Likewise, Andy Garcia appears just to give the diva a chance to have her moment. His role is very clear in this story, but the opportunity to see Cher's performance makes it all irrelevant.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again it is sunny and exciting. Even with some errors, it is a beautiful work and the work done to try to match its predecessor is remarkable. With a convincing storyline, good performances and a lot of nostalgia, the musical will surely win over the audience.


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