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Sunday, September 28, 2008

I Feel Like Dancing While Watching Mama Mia!

Simon Says: Happy 20th Birthday to you Amy! All the best in UK.

Thanks to Nuffnang, I get be one of the early batch of audience to watch Mama Mia! The Movie in GSC 1 Utama, simultaneously another session was on in Penang too. When I was young, I used to listen to aunt's ABBA's cassette. The catchy tune stayed in my head even after many years. Some of the most memorable songs are "Dancing Queen,", "Money, Money, Money", and of course "Mama Mia!".

Robb & Pinky managing the counter.

This is a fun movie to watch with Meryl Streep take the lead as Donna. She put up a great performance and even though she's not a professional singer, her singing is not bad at all. Her combination with her two supporting actress Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya created a great chemistry as they were a band call Donna & the Dynammos in their younger days in the movie.

Donna & the Dynamos leading other women as they are singing Dancing Queen.

Some of the audience sang along with the character in the movie and as for me, I don't quite know the lyrics just sat there enjoying the movie. Until Donna and her two bff start to jam the song Dancing Queen, I have a hard time controlling my urge to stand up and dance to the music. Of course my logical mind was able to prevented me from making a fool out of myself in front of about 200 plus audience in the cinema.

Steph K with her mum.

Nicholas brought his client to watch the movie.

Donna's daughter Sophie is played by Amanda Seyfried. She's very cute by the way. Her singing is good too. I really like her singing "I Have A Dream" in the opening and ending which is so calming.

Min Li and Aronil takes time off from their busy acting job to catch the movie.

Overall all the other actors play their part very well except for some downside when ex-James Bond Mr. Pierce Brosnan open his mouth and sing solo. It nearly spoiled my mode to continue watching the movie. Inside me I have the urge to want to shout "Shut up already".

Mike with his new toy.

Zoe is another good daughter that brought her mum here.

In short, this is a very entertaining movie for the whole family and for people around my age or older (those growing up listening to ABBA) to have a nostalgic moment. If you go to the box office and can't decide which movie to choose, well this is the first choice you should choose.

Rating: 4.5/5

The secondary purpose of me coming here is to camwhore with PamSong. Mission accomplished.

Other bloggers that I met on that day are Julian Hopkins, ST, Kimberly, Joshua, Soon Seng, Ginny, Yee Hou, Ren, Kate, Hikaru, Yatz, David, Hsu Yen and Thomas. For those that I've missed your name please forgive me because there's just too many people there that day.

More pics here.


LianneK said...

Hahaha, I agree! Pierce Brosnan´s singing truly SUCKS!

backStreetGluttons said...

more beautiful gals !

we like we like ! can touch ah ?

wmw said...

Ah, wanna catch this soon. I had watched the broadway musical back in 2004! Looking forward to see how it turns out on the big screen with familiar faces and my fave actor, Colin Firth!

Pam Song said...

Haha. That was your secondary purpose??? So tai kin see meh? Haha.

Anonymous said...

You must have had lots of fun! I was there, you didn't come to see "hi"!... lol.

LilMeJo said...

whoa.. KL truly had much more fun than the penang 1.. *pouts*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yes the movie was awesome..but the crowd damn quiet lor..i also wanted to sing along haha..

NOW time for the musical in dec..woot!

Simon Seow said...

liane: give me five

bsg: *slap* cannot!

wmw: you won't be dissapointed

Lady Pamela Song: yes my lady, it's very tai kin see geh.

irene lim: huh, you also didn't come and look for me, I don't know how you look like leh :p

jolyn: that's why we're the capital of Malaysia :p

joe: yeah, let's form a group and go to the musical together and before that we all go food crawl lol