Low expectations for Mamma Mia!
July 17th, 2008 by Maxim · 2 Comments · 4,618 Views
The screen adaptation of Mamma Mia! musical is opening in movie theatres this weekend. The studio is trying to capitalize on the international success of the Broadway show. Perhaps it’s targeting those people who didn’t want to pay full ticket price or weren’t able to see the Broadway show and now may see it for the price of the movie ticket. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, produced by Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard.
I have seen the show. I thought it was terrible. But many people enjoyed the show and part of the enjoyment, I guess, is to see other people in the audience to begin to sing along with actors.
Here’s why I think this movie is going to flop.
1. The Dark Knight is opening this weekend.
2. The original musical was retarded. There’s absolutely no story. Basically, a girl who was raised on a Greek island is about to get married, and she invites 3 men, her potential fathers, to her wedding. Well, this is a plot worthy of a Mexican “who’s the father” soap opera set to ABBA tunes. The actors burst into song for no apparent reason and clearly the creators of the musical based on ABBA songs were just trying to cram a song into the stupid plot. “OK, the girl is going up the stairs. Which ABBA song can she sing?” I love ABBA songs. But why did the creators have to bastardise them to create this abomination? If you like to sing along to ABBA, why not just go to karaoke club or listen to them in your car or iPod? Mamma Mia, is this musical bad. Worst I have ever seen. Now they think that movie stars like Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth can save this turd. What a waste of talent…
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