It might be a good thing all around for the sourpusses out there to stop trashing Mamma Mia (Universal, 7.18.08) sight unseen. The director, after all, is Phyllida Lloyd. The suspicion that ABBA’s music may be the all-time ultimate in sickening ’70s Euro synth-pop needn’t be a stopper. And just because Mamma Mia has been a hugely popular rube musical for years …that’s what I’m talking about. This sort of thing ends here. Wait six months. Give the film a chance.

Cinematical put up some new Mamma Mia photos today…cool.

The plot (straight from the IMDB): 18 year old Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) has a problem. Its almost her wedding day and she doesn’t know who her father is. It could be any of her mothers (Meryl Streep) past suitors: Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) or Harry (Colin Firth). The only way for her to find out is to invite all three to her wedding to see what happens.