Mamma Mia! Here we go agai- Oh shut up.

Posted: January 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

Aapoh what was all that big haa-hoo about Mamma Mia when it hit theatres?

Expecting something really entertaining, I got the movie only yesterday and wasted nearly two hours after midnight watching the thing.

Quite frankly, it was a bad Hindi movie. I can already hear the collective cries of outrage erupt from the female majority of the Mamma Mia fans who I heard gushing about the musical back in early December!

But that scene where Donna (Streep) runs up the rocky path with a red shawl billowing behind her, and Sam (Brosnan) stands on a large rock by the tides shouting ‘Donna!’ in that dramatic pseudo-tragic way? Haha! Maybe for once, we can blame Hollywood for plagiarizing a Bollywood movie than the other way around! 😀

Of course, there were some laugh-out-loud moments at the beginning, and one could not help but ashamedly sing-along and what not to catchy favourites like ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Money money money’ and the title-song ‘Mamma Mia’. But as the movie grew on… Overkill.

The annoyingly coordinated cliché dancing, the cheese-coated speeches, the ending… *spoiler alert* (though how you can spoil something so rotten is beyond me) Brosnan with the cheesy love song, couples hugging and kissing and nodding in that annoying tra-la-la-sunshine-and-butterflies way, and the final silhouette-ey romantic boat scene: more cheese than… well, a humungous nauseating bucket of cheese. No, two buckets!

Mamma Mia is ideal just to watch when you’re utterly bored, feeling silly and with a bunch of squealy girls who like to sing-along to ABBA. The only proper compliments I can give it are to the bubblegum-sweet vocals of that girl who plays Streep’s daughter, the first enormously fun ‘Dancing Queen’ scene with Donna and her side-kicks, and the fantastically chiseled face of Pierce Brosnan that made the musical easy on the eyes. 😛

Rating: 3/10

And I just read that this was nominated for 2 GOLDEN GLOBES.

  1. Jerry says:

    Well they edited out the bit where brosnan kills the other two fatherly candidates using his 007 training. You’ll also find the bulk of the gripping story in the ‘Special Features’ section of the dvd inside ‘Things not to be seen in a fun musical’:D

  2. Serendib_Isle says:

    LOLZ. Saw the trailer, read the reviews and spared myself of the agony. Don’t see myself watching it unless I get caught to a collective movie-experience.Sounds like Jerry’s comment above is more entertaining than the movie…

  3. AmethystSoul says:

    You know you might not be wrong about the Hollywood copies Bollywood thing … There’s this really old Hindi movie starring Rekha called Mrs Brittania that has the exact same plot, complete with all the old men competing for Mamma’s hand and paternity rights. Who knows, it might be a coincidence … Or not.

  4. PseudoRandom says:

    Hallelujah! And all this time I thought I was the only girl who hated that movie with a passion. Oh the wrath I have suffered for my opinion. Meryl Streep was good but apart from that, the movie was a waste of money. And I love singing along to ABBA. It reminded me of Bollywood movies from the early ’90s…when I still hated Bollywood.

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