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Trailer Blazer: 'Mamma Mia'

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Okay, full disclosure: I’ve never seen the Broadway show, the one that’s taken over Cats‘ “now and forever” spot at the Winter Garden Theater. I’ve barely listened to any ABBA; enough to recognize some of the songs — since I have been alive during some of the 20th century — but not enough to profess any love for them. But after seeing this trailer…

…I’d probably go see this flick (it opens in July 2008). Why? Because it looks like vacation (in a way that Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights completely didn’t; that one looked like work). And who doesn’t wanna go on vacation in a beautiful place, with sun-kissed people dancing around as if life was an open bar? There’s only one weird thing here: Much like the Sweeney Todd trailers, you’d almost never know this was a musical. I caught a bare couple of shots of Meryl Streep singing, but nary a do-re-mi from Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, or Stellan Skarsgard. Again, I say weird.

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