Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was released at the weekend, and it’s gone down a storm, drawing moviegoers to cinemas in their droves despite the ongoing heatwave.
The response from critics has been surprisingly positive, given the sniffy reaction to its predecessor – Mark Kermode’s tear-soaked, 5-star review is a sight to behold – and the fans are feeling the love, too.
Many took to Twitter to share their ABBA-inspired joy, calling the sequel “a work of art” and “the best movie of all time” as they prepared to pack their bags, buy some dungarees and head off to start new lives on a Greek island…
“Mamma Mia 2 is FAB and now I’m going to grow my hair long and get a perm and only wear dungarees because I want to be Lily James,” @TheAnnaEdit wrote.
Former Doctor Who brand manager Edward Russell had an even stronger take: “I’m going to be one of those people you read about in the Mirror, who have gone bankrupt to pay for all the times I’ve gone to see Mamma Mia 2. ‘SOS – Here He Goes Again – former BBC staffer broke after seeing ABBA flick 1,370 times’.”
Check out some of the best reactions to the film below.
I'm going to be one of those people you read about in the Mirror, who have gone bankrupt to pay for all the times I've gone to see Mamma Mia 2. "SOS – Here He Goes Again – former BBC staffer broke after seeing ABBA flick 1,370 times".
mamma mia! mamma mia! 2: here we go again! mamma mia! 3: wishing we could start again mamma mia! 4: wendy! mamma mia! 5: run away with me mamma mia! 6: I know I sound crazy mamma mia! 7: don't you see what you do to me mamma mia! 8: i wanna be your lost boy
If Mamma Mia 3 isn’t a prequel based on how Tanya (Jessica Keenan Wynn) met and divorced her 3 husbands and a sequel about Tanya (Christine Baranski) finding true love and finally getting the love she deserves then I don’t want it.