‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Sing-Along EditionCategory: Blu-ray's and DVD's
Ten years after the original musical hit the big screen, the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, arrives on discs for fans to experience all the characters and songs in the heartfelt story in their own homes. The entire cast reunited for this enjoyable sequel.
The movie is actually two stories in one. First, there is Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) who is re-opening the hotel in her mother’s vision. Donna (Meryl Streep) has been dead for over a year and Sophie and Sam (Pierce Brosnan) are keeping her memory alive on the island. Sophie’s two other dads Bill and Harry (Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth) as well as her stand-in mothers Rosie and Tanya (Julie Walters and Christine Baranski) all gather on the island for this special event.
While preparations are going on for the big event, the other story of Donna’s past reveals itself to viewers. The story of how young Donna (Lily James), young Rosie (Alexa Davies), young Tanya (Jessica Keenen Wynn), young Harry (Hugh Skinner), and young Bill (Josh Dylan) all joined together in the past is finally disclosed. So, with the two stories being revealed together, viewers get a full understanding of how they all began their friendships and ended up where they did – on that isolated island full of hope, love, and a little magic, not to mention a lot of singing.
Joining the cast are Andy Garcia and Cher. Sky (Dominic Cooper) is still the love of Sophie’s life and love conquers all in this film.
There are plenty of bonus features on this Sing-along edition, which includes a Blu-ray, a DVD, a Digital code. Viewers have the option to play the film in the sing-along mode or the original version. There are deleted scenes and a featurette with some behind-the-scenes jokes and laughs.
Another bonus looks at the cast as they reunited ten years after the original. Also included is a featurette about Cher who said “yes” to the film immediately, having first enjoyed it several times on the stage. Both Lily James and Meryl Streep discuss playing Donna. There is also a featurette about Sophie’s journey and a look at how two generations of actors got together to discuss their same characters. As with the original, there are plenty of songs and dances and a look at the choreography and the costumes add to the fun for the viewers.
Everyone involved in the movie praise Producer Judy Craymer for keeping the vision alive and bringing it to the screen in the first place. The fun of the original is repeated in this sequel with some bittersweet moments.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is rated PG for some sensitive material.
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