Movies in McConomy

This weekend, Movies in McConomy will present two of this year’s most crowd-pleasing films.

Crazy Rich Asians
While I have many issues with this film that I have detailed in an article before, there is no denying that the film is a good time to have with friends or a date. It has all the emotion, romantic intrigue, comedy, and heart that a general audience would expect from the romantic comedy genre. If you haven’t checked this one out, I would recommend seeing it once, and definitely go with others to enhance your experience.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
I will make a confession to you all: Mamma Mia is one of my non-ironic guilty pleasures. I pretend to be edgy and not like these movies, but Mamma Mia and its sequel are the rare films where I am able put down the cynical film snob persona and just revel in the sugar and delight that these two films present. If you are a fan of the original Mamma Mia, you will absolutely love this one (but let’s be honest, if you’re a fan, I know you’ve already seen it). In many ways, I think this sequel actually improved upon the original. The score is outstanding with several memorable tracks, and the cast is having a blast. That’s all you need out of these. Don’t go in looking for an absolute classic like Singin’ in the Rain or a technical marvel like La La Land. This is just pure and simple entertainment. If these movies aren’t your thing, then don’t check them out. For the rest of you, if you want one of the most saccharine musicals in existence, go watch this movie. Sing along to all the words of the songs while you’re at it (this is one of the few acceptable cases of audience participation in theaters).