Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ★★★

Despite underutilizing it's fantastic cast, Mamma Mia 2 somehow becomes an enormous improvement on the original. Gone is the soap-opera manufactured conflict, the inhuman actions, most of the annoying early-2000's overly digital photography, and a lot of the uncomfortable racism.

It's not great, there isn't much that really happens, most of the younger cast aren't nearly as awesome as their older counterparts, and the whole endeavor still feels rather shallow. But the injection of a surprising amount of (real) pathos, some really solid moments of comedy, and the continually solid use of ABBA's music make it something I actually kind of liked.