Anyway, I digress, Mama Mia appealled to me with all its upbeat hippy Abba songs. I have always loved Dancing Queen as it was one of the songs played at my wedding. So, nearly a year after it came out, I finally watched it, courtesy of my mother (I can't believe she saw it before me!).
Well did I enjoy it, I hear you ask!
I am not sure to be honest. It was a nice story line, full of fabulous actors and actresses, the songs were great and they must have had a real hoot making it. Unfortunately, I found that the continuous singing started to grate on me. I almost felt it was too overloaded with songs, as they seemed to sing every two minutes. Now I love the old musicals, give me Grease anyday and even Meet Me In St Louis. I can see why people loved it and for kids it was fantastic, but I would have prefered a teeny bit less singing in it. It ruined my image of Pierce Brosnan as he really looked like he was straining to sing. Though Meryl Streep can really belt a song out.
My husband seemed to enjoy it and then spent the rest of the evening singing to me rather than talking! Luckily, he can sing, but I know I wasn't going to reply in verse as my singing would get me in with the duds for X Factor.
So finally after being told to watch this film over a thousand times, I have done it.
I wonder what the next big hype film will be this year. Any guesses anyone?
Also let me know what your favourite musical is?