Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mamma Mia has taken over the UK

The British must be bored or drunk to let “Mamma Mia!” become the highest grossing release of all time. How did that happen? In a place where cussing, interracial dating, and nudity is allowed on prime time TV and their Bear scene is truly on point, I can't imagine how "Mamma Mia" was doable in their theaters.

Thank Athena this didn't happen here...well, it did in DVD sales, which still baffles me. But the UK thing is fascinating! They gave us Doctor Who, A Beautiful Thing, the original and better Queer as Folk, and Psylocke. However, they supported the fledgling N'SYNC and Backstreet Boys, gave us the Spice Girls, and Trance music.

I saw Mamma Mia and thought it was horrible, it was a poor man's Xanadu and nowhere near Dreamgirls. So what was it? What made this movie THE movie. Maybe it was the belief that Abba would get back together...I don't know. I shouldn't hate on this movie, but I'm still in shock.

1 comment:

Christopher said...

I thought it was terrible too!

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