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Author:  RainbowJude [ Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:41 pm ]
Post subject:  MAMMA MIA! Sequel

Hans wrote:
If YOU were to write a sequel to Mamma Mia!, which songs would you include? Just for the record: I think Mamma Mia! is a silly and annoying show.

I would have to make sure that all of the songs from their brilliant Voulez-Vous album that weren't used in Mamma Mia!: "As Good as New", "Angeleyes", "The King Has Lost His Crown", "If It Wasn't for the Nights", "Lovers (Live a Little Longer)" and "Kisses of Fire".

Hans wrote:
Just for the record: I think Mamma Mia! is a silly and annoying show.

I love Mamma Mia! on stage. It's put together more smartly than might initially be apparent, making use of the typical conventions of Depression-era musical comedies and then using the staging to point out moments where the action is as incredulous as we all know it is. A great deal of that "play" depends on direct communication from the stage to the audience in the live moment of theatre and was therefore lost in the film adaptation, which is a pity. I don't know whether a sequel would remember that that's what makes Mamma Mia! more satisfying than it otherwise might be and, if it did, repeating the same idea again probably wouldn't be as effective anyway.

Author:  DavinaPurdom [ Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: If YOU were to write a sequel to Mamma Mia...

i would make it into a crime fighting thriller with matt damon and mark whalberg singing along to help pay for their fathers operation

Author:  referpatients [ Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: If YOU were to write a sequel to Mamma Mia...

I don't think a sequel to Mamma Mia is a great idea. Although I like some of Abba's songs. :)

Author:  robinredbreast [ Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: If YOU were to write a sequel to Mamma Mia...

I'd have the whole cast wiped out by a meteorite in the first scene...saves on writing and also leaves Benny and Bjorn with some dignity.

ps. I posses every ABBA song, CHESS albums and videos.

Author:  Caked [ Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re:

Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
I'd make it "The Worst Of Abba" and not The best. Find a way to put in Dum Dum Diddle, The King Kong Song, etc.


Awesome! I think that would actually make it funnier and better, because Mamma Mia is a bit dumb. But it's a load of fun, and maybe we wouldn't feel so guilty enjoying it (and therefore have more FUN) if we knew that it didn't take itself seriously, know what I mean?

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