Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mamma Mia!

Wow - and I mean wow in the eye roll, head shake, sarcastic sense not in the, great movie, I'm glad I saw that in the theater sense. Mamma Mia was very successful as a Broadway play and they should have quit while they were ahead.

Being an ABBA fan, a musical fan, and liking scenery like the Greek Isles, I really thought I would enjoy this movie. However, what actually happened was that I could not wait for it to be over. The only actor that could actually sing was the daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried of Mean Girls) and the rest just killed the songs, not to mention that most of the audience felt as if they could sing out loud and that would be kosher.

There were a series of older lady jokes, some dumb sex innuendos, followed by some girly cliches. At most points I was embarrassed for the characters. I was really hoping Stellan SkarsgÄrd would just turn into Bootstrap Bill and Jack Sparrow would show up and save the movie day. Sigh. Total waste of a movie ticket for me.

Although the background of the Greek Isles is very beautiful, you are better off listening to The Best of ABBA and pounding some ouzo by yourself than seeing this flick.


5 comments:

All Things Red said...

Now, by "series of older lady jokes", do you mean MAXINE jokes??? Hee hee

movie buff said...

this is one of the few plays i've actually seen, which ended up being great... it's funny to think of ol' Pierce taking a stab at singing though, yeeesh

Hurley said...

Pounding Ouzo sounds like a good time...

wrestling kitties said...

this will not be on my Netflix queue - EVER!

Quiet Oasis said...

I did enjoy this movie (only b/c I love singing and dancing). HOWEVER... I was wondering why they didn't cast better singers? Pierce, really? In an interview, he even said, "I'm not sure why I was cast. I can't even sing."

My mom said they must've been friends with someone. Overall though, I liked it.