Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) - Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Ol Parker
Stars: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried
Length: 114 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 112 out of 756 found boring (14.81%)

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The songs chosen were generally slower/emotive than Mamma Mia although of course they squeezed in Dancing Queen and Waterloo etc. The singing from each cast member really is diabolical and even with auto tune it could not be fixed.

Confusing .

Fun song, fun dances, a predictable storyline and a lot of cliches.

The writing is actually bland.

Difficult to follow .

just like i said, it's empty like there's a big hole in the sea.

The cast just seems bored and sluggish.

The dance sequences are mostly bland.

Lazy and kind of pointless.

25 minutes in and I am bored .

Maybe this is the way out for the producer to filled the big hole in the sea, by filling it out with Cher appearance, but no, sorry the hole still empty.

Save your money.

The addition of Cher to the cast is pure genius, and the story is beautiful and entertaining.

The intro by Cher is a contrived low point I suppose actors need to wok.. Ten times the cash should have been put into a more effective screenplayWomen of a certain age will love it though - sighs

If you like predictable Hollywood mush that spoon feeds your every emotion you will LURVE this!

empty inside...

A feel good movie that is entertaining and you'll want to watch again .

It was boring and definetly overrated, the storyline was just all over the place.

It is an enjoyable film and worth watching if your into musicals with a storyline.

Don't waste your time or money.


Unoriginal and bland with terrible singing.

Also, Director Ol Parker falls well short of achieving the enjoyable visual and audio quality of the original film's musical numbers.

What I loved about this film is Donna's personality and how they managed to make her sleep with all three of Sophie's potential dads without looking easy or selfish.

On the plus side, choreography and settings are at times breathtaking, and a particular joy (which we also came to the cinema for) is the doting, colourful, authentic treatment of things like the layout of a hotel bedroom, the appearance of an old British university, a restaurant in Paris, or time spent in an orange grove or a a somewhat run down Greek taverna.

Skarsgård, Brosnan and Firth also perform very well, and be well seated and prepared for a short, but intense performance of Cher.

Writing is also weak, with a lot of the jokes falling flat and much of the script is formulaic and undercooked, sometimes vulgar as well and going well overboard on the froth.

Im not going to say that the movie is extremely depressing and ugly because Streep isn't in the movie, but it does indeed something is off and empty like a big hole in the sea and that hole should be filled by Streep performance.

I love the unique story line that is unpredictable and interesting.

Entertaining .


Unfortunately some of the young supporting players weren't very good singers, but the main cast was entertaining.

Thoroughly entertaining.

The others will most like veer between somewhere mild boredom and mild amusement - the latter thanks to beautiful locations, visuals and the joy of witnessing famous actors performing evergreen ABBA songs, some of which were also used in predecessor.

I find it highly entertaining and moving (in parts).

The entire beginning up to the middle just felt empty, depressing, and pointless.

This film for me can be reviewed in two half's:A) the present - 8 B) the past - 3When the film was in the present it was funny and engaging.

The first half was very slow and it jumps too much between times.

I would not say that this is a good film, but I really enjoyed it anyway, it's a film that makes you laugh, smile and let you have a good time!

The three dads thing was the only part I found entertaining.

and total waste of money.

The constant transitions/fades between 20 years before and present required attention, but was fascinating, eye-riveting and ABBA's music and cameo never fail.

A summer flick for sure, a happy series definitely, and an end could still be not in sight, because they already have two movies with very little plot.

I was starting to doze off within 10 min and then to have Cher included was an unnecessary and awful decision.

But the present time scenes were so dull and forced that I couldn't stop rolling my eyes.

This movie is just harmless fun with some enjoyable music.

It's worth watching.

We came out feeling empty and depressed.

It lacked the lively exciting pace of the first one.

It was also very confusing because they didn't explain what was happening until 3/4 of the way through the film, and no, it was not supposed to be like that to cause mystery and suspension, they just didn't add to the plot.

The flashbacks were entertaining, as well as provided some well-needed character development!

There is no story which would be above a kindergarten level.

I mean it's good, but kinda boring, it's all on a type

I expected average, at the very least boring.

The choreography was uninspiring and at times looked like a flock of baby geese learning how to fly by flapping featherless would-be wings.

Anyway it's all very bright , tuneful, happy and entertaining in a lightweight sentimental way, as you'd expect and my wife, well she absolutely loved it.

Naturally, also, the scenery of Greece and the stunning blue ocean water are lovely, lovely, lovely.

The actors are doing the best of what they are giving, some look bored and phoned in.


While the film is passible (carried by the actors) the direction is flat, the editing is boring and Cher isn't in it enough.

The first Mamma Mia was so enjoyable; funny, romantic, slightly cheesy, great cast and musical numbers.

We had fairly low expectations, having heard and read what some reviewers thought of it, but we really enjoyed it.

Enjoyable, touching and clever .

The most exciting part was Cher and Andy Garcia.

While I absolutely loved the play, 10 years ago, and the first movie was enjoyable, this sequel's story just didn't make any sense.

Suffice to say I enjoyed it as much as she did!

Bravo to everyone involved in the making of this thoroughly enjoyable, joyous experience.

The songs are great, the performances are mostly serviceable, the direction is always engaging, and the script is the good kind of cheesy.


Don't waste your money on a rental.

All in all, this film was an enjoyable flick most of the family could see.

watching donna's summer romances whiz across the screen of the living room TV was a lot more enjoyable than i'd ever imagined.

Hard, boring, winter or autumnal days - here's the antidote.

The situations are far fetched and obviously contrived.

Entertaining .


Lily James was spectacular, adorable and absolutely stunning.

Here We Go Again is a complete waste of money and time.

With an entertaining cast (the younger versions of whom are well cast too) and of course the legendary ABBA music, this is an entertaining film indeed.

The story and the movie are pretty quickly forgettable but for those in the mood it is an entertaining almost 2 hours.

Every line was whispered, uneventful and lost...

What did I waste my time on????.

Movies like Ray, Rocket Man, Bohemian Rhapsody, did a way better job engaging and educating younger audiences.

The performances are good but the overall movie is just too cliche for me to like it.

Not Oscar material, for sure, but an immensely enjoyable film to watch.

Add the sadness of the passing of one of the characters and you end up with a sad, boring mess.

The singers are average to poor voices; the story is absolutely contrived; there is 0% emotional investment in the film.

OK, the "Waterloo" scene is a definite stretch, but once again the over the top approach to the number is enjoyable and entertaining.

A fun and entertaining flick, that is aware of it's funny ness .

The young versions of all characters are boring, not great singers, and poorly acted.

The story line just seemed to go nowhere and was pointless.

The only exception is the pointless and somewhat boring inclusion of Cher (and I like Cher).

Don't waste your time .

) but something about killing off our beloved Meryl made me into a weeping mess and all I could do was love the movie for what it was: pure entertaining fun.

Slow-moving too and the script is full of plot holes and inconsistencies.

We both enjoyed it immensely!

I truly believe it's superior to the original, leaving out the slow pacing of the first, having the film go back and forth between young Donna and hotel renovating Sophie, I think the pace benefited from the big decision.

That alone makes it a somewhat enjoyable experience that actually comes across as sweet at parts.

It started out a bit slow, but then as the original cast of Mamma Mia started showing up, or not, the rhythm picked up and the humor kicked in, there were a lot laughs and enjoyable scenes as old flames and the back story of "Donna" (Meryl Streep) was brought to life.

Of Course it's not all bad, the musical pieces and songs were great but unfortunately the rest of the movie just seemed slightly bland and lifeless, which is the complete opposite of what the original was.

On the other hand, the young versions of these characters are fun - especially Hugh Skinner as Young Harry, and of course James herself as simply a breathtaking force of nature.

The story is kind of old and predictable.

Entertaining and decently performed in what one might consider a truly daunting and one of the most difficult of musicals to produce and film.

The sequel starts just about where you would expect, with the unexpected passing away of you guessed it!

1hr54mins 9/10 lily james plays meryl steep younger self and by goodness does she blow the roof off with an oscar worthy performance she blows the roof with a stunning voice she sings better than sophie charcters wow what a sequel i wasnt expecting much from this as i went to see m i p fall out over this ine put the word of mouth is that it really good and i went to see this and i was blown away with it as the younger fathers of sophie child we see why she stayed on the island and met them on her way and found the girl band of sorts with musical hits to booth as we see the harry, bill and sam in calacarry so we see sophia forfelling her mothers wish to reopen the hotel as we see the reunion on the island as the armada comes to the rescue of the hotel an young donnas story this film is fun for every one it takes ten years after the first one cher has a cameo with a man called fernado his time everyone can sing properly, even Pierce Brosnan.

As the title says, the movie was really enjoyable, with a great story that explains how Donna got to where she was in the first movie.

The movie takes place present time and in flashback, now I must say the flashback parts are the most interesting moments, until towards the last act the present scenes are so bland and so uninteresting, the movie itself seem pretty bored with the present scenes and it seems why it kept cutting to the flashback scenes.

Lily James and Amanda Seyfried held it together, and made a cheesy sequel worth watching until the end.

It was the most entertaining sequel I've seen.

Therefore, you are giving the bases that it will always be fun, exciting, and uplifting.

Enjoyable and solid performances.

The plot, with its frequent flashbacks and flash forwards, is hard to follow.

However, the performances are outstanding, the songs are well performed and the scenery is breathtaking.

This movie had so much potential but instead of making it as good as the first one they made it kind boring and had unnecessary story lines.

My wife and I went to see this recently and it was about the most enjoyable movie experience ever for me because it is such a feel good make you happy while singing along type movie.

Dreary, dark and depressing.

Bored thru the first 60 minutes.

Lilly James has an enjoyable spunk has young Donna, that makes you wish this whole movie could have been told totally in flashback.

There are inconsistencies galore and the dual timeline, which a nice idea, gets confusing in places.

The only bit nearly worth watching was Cher and Meryls Cameo's 10 minutes before the end.

Don't waste your time or money.

Enjoyable .

Lily James is literally the most stunning person both inside and out and I guarantee you will fall in love with her by the end of the movie!

This is definitely an unpredictable and interesting film.

Only some scenes with Cher and Andy Garcia are really entertaining and funny.

Story is strong in this one and it's engaging too.

Fans of ABBA, and musicals, will probably find it enjoyable enough (especially if you like the first film).

To end it, add to the mix some cliché comments about how bad men are (when the guys depicted in the films couldn't be more characterless) and you have a perfect waste of money in the cinema.

No, but it seemed bland and without character - kind of like the Anakin Skywalker performance in the Phantom Menace.

Mundane waste of your life .

Still a good musical, like the first one, not a masterpiece, but entertaining.

It was much more intriguing than the original one, the whole past-present thing was so cool.

Colorfully and funny but found the musical part boring.

Must the filmmakers subject filmgoers to this pointless sequel?

Whilst the plot is a bit slow at first and the emphasis does seem to be more on the visuals, it definitely picks up.

Otherwise, a light, enjoyable, fun and somehow nostalgic film- a must watch at least for those young at heart!

The "over the top" approach can be richly entertaining if it is defty held in control.

Pointless movie .

This film is everything you expect out of mamma Mia but made 10x better by the addition of Lily James whose enthusiasm really came through in her performance as well as having a stunning singing voice - she really makes the film.

Painfully dull and remarkably boring.

I went in with a open mind and came out thinking you would have to have an empty space where your brain is to enjoy this drivel.

Here We Go Again is definitely not an Oscar-caliber film, and it does have quite a few cheesy moment, but the script is witty and full of charm, and it is one of the most purely entertaining films I have seen over the past few years.

It is entertaining and has a perfect cast.

We all were in a agreement that it was the most enjoyable movie we had seen this year thus far...

Although this didn't tickle my fancy, I can see why people would be singing along through the dance numbers, whilst getting emotional during the dramatic scenes but I struggled to stay awake.

An entertaining musical that stay true to the original movie for the some parts.

Watchable But Slow .


Most importantly, it was extremely entertaining and a joyous cinematic romp for viewers.

At that moment, I can see a more compelling plot device where both stories are mirror images of each other told at the same pacing with both cast doing the same songs.

The film has a lot of great musical sequences that are exciting and entertaining with memorable songs.

The main actress is boring, with no charisma.

Here We Go Again' does right, it is stunning visually.

The lack of emotion by cast members and particularly poor acting by Harrys unidentical past self portrayed by Hugh Skinner with his nauseating performance left me in an unbearable state of cringe.

If I were to describe this film in one word, it would either be nonsense or bland.

Bit slow at the beginning BUR THEN Cher and Andy Garcia bring it together .

It is entertaining and well staged.

Towards the beginning of the movie it is a little slow.

Bottom line slow and sad = failure

Utter confusion .

This made no sense to me because some of the present parts of the movies, with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) were slow and depressing without Donna (Meryl Streep.

Actually, a defibrillator would have helped this comatose snoozer.

Amazing, thrilling musical movie I've ever seen .

Story-line a bit difficult to follow unless you cheated like my wife did.

But it was just a total waste of time


It's fun, entertaining, all around good movie.

You'd have to keep her in a torture chamber and sleepless for 3 days to get the "result" (swollen face) we saw.


Songs are hit or miss as well - From the strong, emotional ones (My Love, My Life, One of Us, I Have a Dream) to completely pointless ones (When I Kiss the Teacher, Fernando, Super Trouper).

We enjoyed it, and will watch it again.

The current time scenes were pretty boring and just revolves around everyone being depressed about Donna.

(Kids, your parents will tell you what that means)When producing musicals, to a general audience, they should be snappy, hip, fast-paced and fun.

It's actually genius, and totally unexpected.

This is definitely a chick flick, which becomes more tedious as the movie goes along.

I walked in tired after a tough week and walked out with a huge smile on my face and humming songs I had never heard of before.

However, the rest was just boring.

I don't like musical, but the people in the movie are so beautiful and handsome, and every single scene is so stunning that I cannot hate this too much.

Sky, also, rattles Sophie by hinting he may accept the NY job while an unexpected guest arrives to stir things up!

That's the reason why I said there is no story.

It was an enjoyable movie.

This was a huge waste of money and talent.

Lazy-ass island bums, just going through their dull days until young Donna comes, rolls up her sleeves and straightens that beautiful mansion that she occupied.

Horrible script, bland directing.

A tragic waste of my time .

The original had incredible energy and life, this offering dragged on like a dying cat.

From upbeat, dance filled sequences to the more emotional, slower tracks there is a tempo for everyone in this film.

Movies are made to entertain the watcher - sometimes movies make us think, other times they keep us on the edge of our seats in suspense.

I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would, and it reminded me a lot of the old Hollywood musicals I love and miss.

So overall I would give this movie a solid 10/10 it was just so entertaining from "when I kissed the teacher " right the way up to "Super Trooper" and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to just laugh for 2 hours.

The dance scenes mostly looked bland in comparison to the original.

Boring, sad disappointment .

Was a good film but dragged down by big scene .

Nevertheless it completes the story and is enjoyable to watch.

", so everything here looks fine and it's really enjoyable.

Lily James' Donna is certainly not Meryl Streep's Donna but I really, really enjoyed it.

I can definitely say I thoroughly enjoyed it again.

The pace was slow, the story was fluffy-light, and it wasn't worth the movie.

However, I left the theatre feeling empty and sad.

I was bored.

that gets very tiresome very quickly because the viewer (at least I did) wants to hear songs not used the first time around.

All I know is, I left the theater today totally happy and still singing.

Disjointed writing with no explanation of what happened to Donna.

As much as I got a ticket for the original 10 years ago even after watching the Broadway stage show, today I just want a mindless, escapist and entertaining night to reminisce some old unforgettable recollection of myself.

This was as pointless as Sex and the City 2.

Why Hollywood is making unnesesary sequels For terrible boring movies.

The story structure is just like The Godfather Part II, mixing the past with the present, as before you can ignore any imperfections and go along with it, singing along with your favourites, and the "My Love, My Life" sequence cannot fail but have you in floods of tears, just about as enjoyable as the first movie, a fun jukebox musical romantic comedy.

But it is a very good Musical and a thoroughly entertaining film - even if you aren't a musical aficionado!

which are mostly slower unrecognizable songs.

Cons: -Unfocused -Boring and poorly paced -Cher was in it -The present day scenes were awful

This is a feel good, fun, absorbing, (at times emotional!

Bland .

Most events were rather predictable and I found the development of the plot kind of childish.

This year's sequel is directed by Ol Parker (THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL and husband to actress Thandie Newton), and though the melancholy is slathered on a bit too thick, it also fulfills its number one priority - entertaining the fans.

I am sure it is boring.

Horrible movie and a total waste of time.

This is just so bland.


I'd have to say she ruined Mama Mia 2 with her singing witch sounded like constant yawning, and made me mad that she was in it more than Donna thanks Cher you made my rating from a 7 to a 5.

Snore fest.

The plot is boring, barely a person that can sing.

The songs are so slickly produced and the dancing sequences so well choreographed it is immensely enjoyable.

I brought my Mam to see it last night we enjoyed it the songs were great loved the lesser knowing songs the scenery throughout the movie was gorgeous it was funny and sad we laughed and cried we both enjoyed it I definitely would recommend this film

That being said, the songs are just as catching and you will find yourself listening to Fernando or Andante, Andante on repeat for a week after you walk out of the theater because of the great renditions in the film.

A good and entertaining musical .

A weak and pointless sequel.

I really hated her role, not because of her character but because she was completely pointless.

This shows up splendidly in song sequences, with "One of Us" as a duet early in the film being a stunning standout.

Harry wins her heart, temporarily, by giving a rousing rendition of ABBA's Waterloo.

Entertaining .


I don't get the bad reviews, but this ks IMDb where there seems to be a glut of people who think every movie is the worst movie they have ever seen.

The movie released, critics seemed to enjoyed it.

Very enjoyable

Here We Go Again" is not flawless, but entertaining.

Where do I start, absolutely no story line, possibly just someone looking for another payday by duping folk into going too see sequel or buy a DVD, I really couldn't fathom the storyline and the point of some of the characters.

He had -hands down- the best chemistry with Lily and therefore was the most enjoyable to watch compared to young Harry (Hugh Skinner) and young Sam (Jeremy Irvine) who both fell a little flat in their parts.

The movie felt bland and lifeless and after 45 minutes I removed it from the Bluray player and sent it back to Netflix.

It is badly made, confusing , and I nodded off during it.

So I got dragged to see this with a group of people...

It was kind of slow paced compared to the first one.

Chapeau to director, producers and cast - so enjoyable!!

Or bland nonsense in two.

I'm empty.

The first Mamma Mia was not a great film, but it was full of life and it was fun and entertaining.

A great sequel and building block upon the original and on its own not only stands perfectly well but is a very well made film with the quality of it and style being very memorable, despite one or two musical numbers feeling slightly "forced" and unnatural its a fully enjoyable film

Ultimately, the only parts that dragged were the parts with the original cast.

My wife has learned her lesson alright she knows and told me, so boring MAGA will fix forever

But it WAS a very enjoyable film and could have been a 10 for me - if only.........

The film had no plot.

I felt it was a total waste of money for me.

The first film was perhaps the most entertaining summer blockbuster and I've repeatedly watched the DVD both normal and singalong version, I just knew the sequel would be something special.

This movie was really dull.

A really enjoyable feel good film .

The plot was fine and it was enjoyable to watch.

And enjoyable.

Dont waste your time.

But it ended up just taking my time, because the film was mostly irritable and empty in substance.

However, the soundtrack and dance scenes are extremely worth watching/listening to without the dragged out and sagging plot.

The bad is that it tried too hard and was missing much of the charm that made the first one so enjoyable.

Furthermore, at the Greek end, an unexpected pleasure comes from the lines of wit and wisdom given to more minor Greek-local characters (Omid Djalili as a passport-stamping official, Gerard Monaco as Alexio, Maria Vacratsis as Sofia, and so on) - all the more so as these occasionally acknowledge the toughness and cultural resilience of a Greece that has been through crisis for some years now.

It seems they used too much autotune - it all sounded quite boring.

There was no plot to speak of .

I skipped a good part of it, because it was either boring or cringey.

Boring, boring, boring and childishly.

The script is confusing and a desperate attempt to soften Meryl Streep absence.

I wouldn't waste your time on this cringy, exaggerated sequel when the first film was a classic.

Colin Firth appeared bored to be there and very lack lustre.

This one in contrived, pointless and ruins what the first one created!

Upbeat & Enjoyable .

Don't waste your money, wait for the rental to come out.

I was very bored for the first hour then had moments of interest for the second.

TERRIBLE lipsyncing makes this UNWATCHABLE.

The main problem with the movie is the scripting, which fails to narrate a clear story, jumping back from past to present with no sense of continuity, making the story quite confusing.

Mamma Mia was entertaining, fresh and really pleasant to watch.

Confusing, forced and bland .

As someone a bit entranced by British actress Lily James, and as someone sadly a bit slow on the uptake (!

Anyway we enjoyed it.

So boring, poor play, artificial dialogues, a total waist of time.

its a story about a bored girl travelling and having sex with multiple men.

The younger male cast are competent but somewhat bland.

Donna was killed off in the first film, so for the first time watcher, that is confusing because most flashback movies are between a future and past character, and it takes a while to get your head wrapped around this different presentation.

If you want pure escapism for two enjoyable hours I recommend this movie.

The script is confusing and a desperate attempt to soften Meryl Streep absence.

I think it's a better film than the original - it's certainly a more solid story - albeit that unexpected sheer joyfulness coupled with Meryl Streep's deeply emotional performance doesn't - can't - burst upon the audience with all the surprise of the first film.

Waste of time and money .

I really enjoyed it.

Meryl Streep ( who has passed away in the move ) also makes an appearance in the church ( close to the ending ) when the baby is being christened and leaves the church through the main doors into a bright light - clearly she leaves to Heaven ,,, absolutely riveting performances

I debated whether I wanted to see the sequel at the cinema, but then I watched the original again and I had much more fun, and I saw film critic Mark Kermode enjoyed it, so I just went along with and hoped to have fun.

If your looking for a movie full of gut wrenching cringe, terrible accents and pointless plot devices then look no further.

enjoyed it .

ABBA made all the songs in this film and included all of the favourites such as: Dancing Queen and a stunning Fernando sung by the one and only Cher.

This is still an enjoyable movie, but the potential, as witnessed in the first third, could have made Mama Mia (2) simply breathtaking.

It was slow and sad, yes sad.

Also, the flashbacks to Donna's youth are so quickly intercut with Sophie's current day story that it gets confusing in places, especially for those of us old enough to vividly remember when Abba was THE pop band of the day.

I really enjoyed it and I recommend this film to anyone!

I enjoyed it with my girlfriend from the beginning to the end.

Pointless rehash of the original.

The harmony with wich they maneged the old and the new, was refreshing and yet exciting as it brings back memories.

Cher's appearance was just plain odd but was entertaining as it looks like Michael Jackson is walking down the steps (she eats well and doesn't smoke and drink, that's why she has smooth skin....

, with an excellent cast, superb directing, intense face close-ups, choice song selection, beautiful scenery, and superbly-produced musical numbers resulted in a huge smile factor for me throughout the movie.

This is first musical movie I am watching.. I enjoyed it...

Very jolly and enjoyable nonetheless and, as in the first film, the women - notably James and Seyfried, were far better singers than the men.

Alas, I thought it was one of the slowest movies I have ever watched.