By The Collectress

Ten years ago, I was enchanted by Mamma Mia. Although I had grown up listening to ABBA, I was unfamiliar with the musical, but I instantly fell in love. The soundtrack lived in my car until SoCal’s relentless heat warped the CD, but I’d long since memorized every track. The first film’s wistful musical abandon endeared it to viewers, so when the sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was announced, I was uncertain that they could recapture the magic of the first film. So, after ten years, does the film keep its hopeful portrayal of young love? Well…yes and no. The sequel delivers some beautiful tender moments, but it’s not without a heavy dose of feels.