The story of a mother, a daughter, three possible father’s and a trip down the aisle you will never forget. That was what i experienced when i watched the premiere of Mamma Mia the Movie last night at Pavilion, the movie was only shown in certain chosen GSC cinemas like Midvalley and Times Square to name a few (Official release date in Malaysia is 25 September 2008). I got to say lastnite, probably because it was friday night, the cinema was filled. This could be due to the premiere and i noticed there was a fair amount of old and young people watching it.
This movie which already have quite a few famous names made famous by series and other movies is starred by Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski. At first when i watch the first few minutes of it i wasn’t entirely interested, but after the 1st song was sung, my feet was beating to the tune of the singers, it was not ABBA voices which i thought was pre-recorded and the actors lip sync to it but it was coming out the actor’s mouth themselves, singing the famous songs that is still being played in clubs and places where people wants to feel nostalgic. Or when the DJ does not know any other music to play to liven up the mood.
Even when the movie ends the music will still be played over and over again in your head as if there was a rewind button, even when you sleep it will still be echoing, and of all the musical movies i have seen, like the famous disney originals High School Musical and the one which was shown few weeks back, Camp rock, the movie Mamma Mia is different where the music is known to many people who literally grow up with the music when your parents, my parents turn on the music when we were kids, i would highly recommend this movie to those parents who have shown and let us listen to such a wonderful masterpiece.
I would still go and watch this movie but i’ll wait for the special DVD, might have some editions that the movie didnt provide, but i tell you 1st, do not leave the cinema when you think the credits are going to roll, wait until the end and listen the glorious music of ABBA sang by the actors, eventhough there are so many spontaneous songs that comes out of the blue. I give this movie a full star for bringing out the best sounds of music. Indeed, I am glad that I didn’t insist to watch Halloween while my GF insisted to watch Mamma Mia.
By the way, Mamma Mia! musical will take place at Istana Buday Kuala Lumpur from 17 December, 2008 – 1 January, 2009. Don’t miss it!