Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was an unnecessary sequel that strongly disappoints, believes Kristen Page-Kirby of the Washington Post. Few expected the plot to be particularly ground-breaking, the movie is clearly about having fun. But it even fails here, with music and dancing scenes that feel forced and unnatural. Big actors from the previous movie are unable to shine, in particular Meryl Steep, who fails to capture her character’s magic from Mamma Mia. The song performances are dull, leaving the subpar plot that much more exposed. Here We Go Again fails at the simplest of tasks, making a fun movie about ABBA’s music.
Playful, over the top and most importantly, fun, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a great film that everyone can enjoy, suggests Brian Lowry of CNN. Building on the previous movie’s plot with flashbacks and new characters, it creates an amusing story that fits the catchy ABBA tunes well. Cher and Andy Garcia are among many welcome additions to the cast, which performs the songs beautifully. This film is not about the plot, it’s about having a good time, and it does just that. Its take on the classic songs we all know is refreshing and entertaining. Most audience members are likely to leave the cinema in good spirits and humming the film's various tunes.