A New Trailer For MAMMA MIA! (The ABBA Thing) Is Online In Various Forms Of Glorious QuickTime!!
Published at: March 19, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST by merrick
Yahoo posted the second trailer for MAMMA MIA! This is the film adaptation of the enormously popular stage production centered around the music of ABBA. The movie stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgard.
Several things strike me about this trailer. Firstly, it looks like they're getting very little mileage out of a rather interesting cast. Secondly...and I don't know how the stage show actually handles the musical elements of the story...this trailer feels like it's going out of its way to dodge the fact that this movie is a musical. It's there...it just feels like they're sweeping the musical elements under the rug, to some extent.
I don't get it...but...whatever. I think a lot of ABBA's music is great (and I'm not ashamed to admit it...although having a pseudonym often comes in handy on occasions like this), and I've always felt Brosnan is just plain cool. So, I guess there's something of interest here even if this trailer doesn't inspire.