At the movies: “Mamma Mia” the sequel keeps you singing

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is a sequel musical, and it keeps the singing and dancing alive. The music is surprisingly infectious and intimate in scenes featuringLily James as the young Donna, especially in such numbers as “Dancing Queen.”

Both movies have a strong visual impact from stars Lily James and Amanda Seyfried’s colorful clothes to the gorgeous scenery.(The sequel was filmed in Croatia).

The new movie introduces young actors to tell the story of Donna’s past and her three love affairs. The sequel showcases young Sophie’s business venture; she and her boyfriend remake Donna’s house into a beautiful hotel.For Sophie, this house is witness to her mother’s legacy.

Even if you did not see the original movie, you can follow the plot. Like the first movie and the stage musical, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” features the songs of ABBA, the Swedish pop group. The movie, like their music, will leave you feeling the warmth of family and the beauty of life.