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I saw Mamma Mia! last night with my boyfriend. He had to be forcibly… 
14th-Jul-2008 01:01 am
Scarlett O'Hara
I saw Mamma Mia! last night with my boyfriend. He had to be forcibly dragged bitching and whining, LOL. In hindsight it was the perfect film to see with my best friend, because there were so many moments she just would've gotten and gone all a-squee with me, where as he just... y'know, didn't. 

Anyway, on Mamma Mia! - it was squee-tastic. It just makes you sit there beaming and bopping from side to side. I know ABBA so well that the songs were predictable and stuff, but it was too much fun for that to bother me. I had no idea Meryl Streep could sing, and oh my God, her voice is HUGE and strong and so emotive. Amanda Seyfried, dumbass from Mean Girls, snarky slut from Veronica Mars, is perfect as her bride to be daughter. She has so much energy and enthusism. And it's so funny, but none of the three possible dads played by Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgaard could carrying a single tune AT ALL. They were such bad singers. Didn't matter though because Streep and Seyfried were so good. Everything was happy, and bright, and colourful and awesome though. And Streep's two friends brought the funny, they were so natural. It was really like they all knew each other for 25 years. 

Skimming the Who Daily updates lately there is so much lengthy Ten/Rose meta from the usual suspects, but I think it's mostly all a moot point now, post-Journey's End. Sure, I ship Human Ten/Rose like mad... but when anyone goes on about how much Ten loves Rose, I just can't take it seriously ... because sure, Ten loved Rose so much he left her right back in the Alt verse she'd spent years trying to escape to find him. 

RTD couldn't even think of a real, solid reason for Ten and Rose to separate again, so it kind of completely nullifies any big emotion he may have being trying to show Ten feel for Rose. And I wouldn't have minded now in hindsight if the original Ten had professed his love and kissed the face off Rose instead of the human Ten doing it... but it kind of shows how detached Ten is. If he's supposed to love that woman, purposely separating himself from her forever is a funny way of showing it, and his final goodbye to her wasn't up to much either. 

Also, before the finale I got into The Sarah Jane Adventures and IT IS AWESOME. Luke Smith is one of my most favourite Who verse characters now. And I feel no guilt whatsoever in thinking that Clyde is hot, since the actor is actually my own age. (Although I do feel a bit squicky about thinking Luke is cute though... however, how can you NOT think that boy is cute?)

PS - LOL, look at what song I'm listening to right now. 1980's power ballads FTW.
14th-Jul-2008 12:07 am (UTC)
I'm seeing Mamma Mia with my mum tomorrow! Ahh, I was a BIG ABBA fan back in my misspent youth... I went to see a tribute band and everything (with a friend who is now a great big goth!). Flail!

In response to your musical leanings, I can only say "guh-gun... guh-gun"
14th-Jul-2008 12:14 am (UTC)
I am utterly unashamed to admit that when I read your 'guh-gun' comment, the exact scene from Dirty Dancing came to mind. I can't help it. That film is like squee in a bottle. Mamma Mia! is much the same. I HOPE YOU FLAIL THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH!!!!
14th-Jul-2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
I loved Mamma Mia! too. I've got the soundtrack on repeat *g*

I think Ten (and deep down, Rose too) knew she belonged there. Family, friends, job. Plus she's 'dead' in our universe. Idk, I still think the Doctor was selfish in not offering her a choice about DoctorDonna. The whole lack of choice in that episode still bothers me.
14th-Jul-2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I do like that Rose has a life in the Alt verse, but I wish we'd seen more evidence of that, other than finding out she just worked to get back to this one. The way Ten simply left her there with the human Ten without bothering to ask her what she wanted irritates me too. Rose has already had her choices taken from her too many times, and I don't think 'giving' her human Ten was a fair trade off for taking her free will from her again.
14th-Jul-2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oh I adored Mamma Mia! so much! I was just singing along to all the songs and they have been playing constantly on my iPod for the past few days! =]
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