Monday, July 21, 2008

Mamma Mia! Here I go again…

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!


CC said...

i saw the movie and liked it ok. the songs are a lot of fun for sure, but i agree it was a bit over the top at times. meryle streep's character especially was unbelievable. and pierce is not the best singer that's for sure! the lead character is the girl from mean girls and she was really good!
anyway, i'm really liking your blog and will be stopping by from time to time.

Karen said...

I saw the movie and I loved it. I loved the play which I saw twice.

I am just confused by the idea that you WANTED to be out side this weekend. It was just too freaking hot to be outside - even at the pool or the beach. Or maybe I am just delicate.