Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mamma Mia - take 2


Having watched it once already, I went back to see Mamma Mia, this time the sing-along version. It's like a massive karaoke - whenever there's a song in the film, the words appear at the bottom of the screen and you can sing along to them.

This time I knew exactly what to expect and wasn't distracted by the little details, like place names and the age difference between Meryl Streep and Colin Firth. Instead, I took in the beautiful scenery (and I don't mean just Pierce Brosnan & Stellan Skarsgård) and let the music carry me away. And it did. I had a really good time and loved being able to sing along without fear of being hushed.

The only drawback is that the tunes are so catchy they're still in my head! Mamma Mia, here I go again, my my, how can I resist you?

13 comments:

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Oh mY! I missed mamma mia! Due to lack of time because of school, I haven't been able to watch the movie. And now, I'm dreadfully waiting for the DVD! I want to watch it. I love musicals^^

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Karen said...

Still haven't seen it! Will put it in the Blockbuster queue right.now.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, second time round, Pierce Brosnon's singing DID'T improve :(

There were moans up and down the aisles! nifty techniques such as singing louder than he did to drown out the caterwauling were employed but to no avail!?

HOWEVER, it didn't ruin the film I'm glad to say :) thank God for lovely Colin :-P

Betty C. said...

Have you seen it on stage?

Susan Mo said...

I saw the stage version and loved dancing/singing "Dancing Queen" at the end of the show. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I think a sing along version would be fantastic!!

Tinsie said...

Guys, you *have* to watch this, especially if you like ABBA's songs. It's not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it's such good fun, esp. the sing along version!

@ Betty: Yes, and it's much better than the movie. Have a look at Indie's review here. Is this one of the shows you will be watching? I'm sure you'll love it!

Betty C. said...

I don't know. We're seeing "Come Dancing" by Ray Davies on Saturday afternoon and then want to see another show on Saturday evening. we thought we might just see what's available in discount stands because there are tons of shows we'd like to see, but then again, it is going to be a Saturday evening...

I've been able to see other shows buying discount tix the "day of" but I'm not sure if they were Saturdays. Do you think this makes a big difference? If it does, we might book in advance.

We're thinking of Hairspray, Phantom, Joseph, Evita...among others. We haven't actually checked what's playing yet as we just took the dive yesterday!

Tinsie said...

To be honest, I'm not sure how it works, as I usually book in advance. When my friends were over in the summer, they didn't manage to find discount tickets for Mamma Mia at the TKTS booth, but then I don't think it's possible to find discount anything for Mamma Mia at the moment.

I've seen The Phantom of the Opera, it's really good. I've not seen any of the others you mention, but a friend went to see Joseph with her daughter and they both loved it.

You could check lastminute.com for half price tickets and see what it comes up with. I'm guessing whatever shows are available on lastminute.com, will be pretty much available at the tkts booth in Leicester Square.

Betty C. said...

Thanks, I might look into lastminute.com -- since we have one show lined up already, it might be nice for planning purposes to get the other one lined up too...

I've seen Phantom in London but the daughter I'm taking hasn't -- I love them all, so we're not that picky actually!

Ropi said...

I saw it and it was not bad and I am a guy so it is a great thing. I watched it with my friend Móni.

Tinsie said...

@ Betty: I know what you mean about not being picky. I don't think you can be disappointed by any of the London shows, at least not the ones that have been going strong for years. We're planning to go see Eurobeat next month, it's based on the Eurovision Song Contest and it's supposed to be a scream!

@ Ropi: Now that you mention it, there weren't many men in the cinema when I went - don't men like musicals?!

Per Stromsjo said...

An interesting phenomenon. 30-year-old music becomes a musical which becomes a film which gets a sing-a-long version. Those compatriots of mine sure know how to make a dime or two out of their old work... ;)

Thanks for the second report. I might go see the film one of these days.

Tinsie said...

Well, in all fairness, it became a musical when the music was quite new - 20 odd years ago now? And it's been hugely successful ever since, so I reckon your compatriots did good!