This weekend I went to go see Mamma Mia!. If it was up to me I would have gone to see the new Batman, but my mom really wanted to see this and the only reason why I was going to the movies was for her. I wanted to be outside by a pool because at the beach I was attacked by flies and had to leave after only an hour. Sadly there was no pool to go to, so I took refuge in the cool movie theater.
I love musicals and I am not even embarrassed to say it. I love going to see Broadway shows and watching any type of musical. I love Chicago, Grease, Hairspray, South Pacific, My Fair lady, you name it I’ve probably seen it. However there were 2 problems with Mamma Mia.
One was I really wanted to see the Broadway show first before seeing the movie. Same goes with books. I like to read the book, if there is one, before I see the movie. That way I can compare and contrast and see what the movie neglected to put in. I didn’t have the chance to go see Mamma Mia so I was reluctant to go.
Two, the movie would have been AMAZING if they would have toned it down just a tad. Obviously since it’s based off the music of ABBA and most musicals are over the top I was expecting it to be crazy, but this was a musical on crack. It was just too much, not to mention that they could have gotten better singers for some of the parts. All in all though I did still enjoy it, how could you not when there are upbeat songs and dances throughout the show? My mom LOVED it. I was kind of surprised at how much she loved it; she defiantly prefers movies that are of the crime cat and mouse kind of thing.
I do have to say though that the lead character was AWESOME. She has a great voice and amazing presence throughout the whole movie. I’m pretty sure she was the “dumb” one from the movie Mean Girls and I had no idea that she could sing like that. However I could be wrong in my guessing as who that is.
Did any of you see it? What did you think?
P.S. I cannot wait for Step Brothers to come out!