|Oh dear mother of mercy. This is the worst thing Iíve seen in a while. Now, donít get me wrong, I dig on some ABBA. Dancing Queen, that Fernando song, Take a Chance on Me and everything.|
But not a movie! Two hours of ABBA songs. Meryl Streep canít help it. My limit for ABBA music is at the most ten minutes. Is their name supposed to be all caps like that? Who knows, anyway. Its too late to change it.
The movieís really a backdrop for the music. The action is set on a Greek isle, where the characters are made to slide down rooftops, dangle from ladders, enter and exit by trapdoors. Its just like the play in that respect, I suppose. Although the movie doesnít make me want to see the play anymore than I did before. My mom likes the play, though.
Also, John McCainís favorite song is Dancing Queen. Apparently, that came out when he was in prison or something and he could listen to it and it inspired him. Iím a Democrat, but point for McCain on that one. I bet he saw Mamma Mia!.
The Blu-ray is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and encoded at 1080p. I really love the look of this film. Much of the film is on very dark sets, with only the main action being lit. This will make what you are viewing all the more beautiful and bold. Its brighter and there is more film grain, but it fits in perfectly for this film. Also, blacks themselves are incredibly detailed. Fleshtones are radiant. Audio is uncompressed PCM 5.1 Surround, and it truly kicks ass. We all know the music in this film is incredible, and it sounds absolutely beautiful on this track. The clarity is unbeatable, and its so immersive. But at the same time, its not overdone. Its simply awesome.