Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Both sequel and prequel to 2008's Mamma Mia!, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again returns most of the core cast for another romcom plot set to the music of ABBA. Since we saw her last, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) has managed to breathe new life in the dream of her recently departed mother (Meryl Streep) and is working towards the grand opening of the hotel. The return of her mother's best friends (Christine Baranski and Julie Walters) helps lessen the pressure of her estranged relationship to Sky (Dominic Cooper) and the absences of two of her three fathers on the eve of the big day.

There are some improvements here as co-writer and director Ol Parker limits the singing roles for some actors who struggled in the first film while allowing other actors to carry the bulk of the musical numbers. The flashback plot to Donna's original trip to Greece allows the casting of younger versions of all the characters in actors who are a bit more comfortable belting out the songs when called upon. Lily James is the stand-out as the younger Donna as the other actors look to have been primarily cast first for their physical likeness, second for their singing ability, and (unfortuantely) last for their ability to act.

Domino #4

Abandoned by their bestie, Domino's gal pals go in search of the villains targeting their friend. Unfortunately they find them. While the flashbacks suggest there might be a familial relationship between the two, Domino #4 reveals that there is indeed a connection between the powers of both Prototype and Domino. Domino's luck is derived from Prototype while making Domino hurt makes Prototype... well, honestly, I'm not exactly sure what his powers are yet.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Superman #1

Following up the pair's six-issue mini-series The Man of Steel, writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the new ongoing Superman title. Superman #1 re-introduces readers to Superman's world, offers the creation of a new Fortress of Solitude, and includes cameos of Justice League members checking in after recent events.

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