Milez Das’s review published on Letterboxd:
There is a feeling of warmth while watching this movie. The Feel Good Movie of the Year is the correct tagline used to promote this movie. We are placed back in the land of Kalokairi where Sophie Sheridan is preparing for the grand reopening of her mother Donna's hotel. With Bill and Harry unable to make it to the opening and an argument with Sky, Sophie is upset. We are sent back in the year 1979 where Young Donna is getting ready to travel the world. And as she takes that step we get to see how she met our beloved trio Harry, Bill and Sam.
From the Director of Imagine Me and You, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a heartfelt ride, full of songs, dance and love. It is full of life. It is one of those movies where you miss the time of the feeling you had of musicals and especially romance with the touch of innocence rather that that fast speeding world of dating we see in the movies nowadays.
For most part of the story I had a smile on my face, I wanted to dance when Harry and Bill bring in the party while singing and dancing to Dancing Queen. When I kissed the Teacher was the perfect opening to a glorious ride ahead. One thing what makes this movie so enjoyable is that it is self aware of what it wants to present to the audience and the fans who have been waiting so long for this. It never does too much rather it goes turning around through Donna and the journey she took.
Lily James as Young Donna makes a splashing and lovely entrance. She had big shoes to fill and she does that with such grace. Donna's arrival in Greece is where the movie touches its peak. The memories are made, love is flown through, friendship becomes stronger and stronger with each bite of cake. Colin Firth is just WOWWW!!!!!
Mamma Mia! Here we go Again is a sweet, exciting and beautiful tale full of songs and dance. It is entertaining from the get go with a heart. If you were a fan of the original one, this is the one you were waiting for. With this incredible cast you are in for a ride.