Mamma Mia needs no introduction. The hugely popular musical based on the songs of ABBA has been made into a movie, packed full of some of the brightest stars in showbiz. I love musicals, and I love ABBA. This one was an absolute no-brainer from the off.
Everything about Mamma Mia is fabulous. When I saw this at the cinema, it was the most odd experience. Despite a crammed cinema and poor seats, I didn’t feel like I was at the cinema. I felt like I was watching it on stage. People were clapping, singing along, and at a few points, even dancing in the aisles. The atmosphere was ace. It’s such a fun film, and it’s not taken too seriously. I think the fact it was done with humour really made it spectacular.
Had the actors and actresses been making the film completely seriously, I think it would have been terrible. It was the fact that you felt it was the ‘characters’ singing and not the stars that made some of the terrible singing voices acceptable. But it really didn’t matter. It’s a total feel-good film, and if you love chick-flicks, ABBA, musicals, or any of the stars of the film, then you have a great reason to see it.