( CNN) At a moment where mist feels pervasive in numerous one-quarters, “Mamma Mia! Here We Lead Again” journeys a tide of exultation, recreation and mother-daughter bonding, again set to a perky display of ABBA sings. This decade-later sequel too peculiarity a pair of natural resources — the sparkling elegance of its island setting, and the utterly winning proximity of Lily James, who occupies what amounts to the center capacity as the younger form of Meryl Streep’s character.
In between, though, “Mamma Mia! ” stumbles plenty of the human rights tones, in huge area by focusing the narrative on flashing back to 1979, when the young Donna first came to her Greek paradise( actually filmed in Croatia ), engaging in a trio of trysts with the men who would eventually be brought to an end being identified as the potential fathers of her daughter, Sophie( Amanda Seyfried ).
Sophie is preparing to relaunch the family hotel, while having hit a bumpy spot with her husband Sky( Dominic Cooper ). That narrative, fortunately, oscillates with her mom’s legend, which provides the opportunity to cast younger different versions of all the key attributes, and not incidentally, turn the talk chores over to people who are( with apologies to Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth, tournament as “theyre about”) a bit better be in accordance with that particular task.