Chances are if you have kids you have heard of the Disney Original The Descendants 2. If not I’m not sure whether to shake your hand or pity you. We had been seeing commercials and such for it since sometime last month. Maybe before because you know how kids are, once they see something you hear about it for a while. So when the chance came for us to check it out I jumped at it. Talk about being mom of the year! They had seen the first one back when it came out and I sort of remember it. This is one of those movies that your kids (especially the tweens) will love.
The story deepens in the music-driven sequel to the global smash hit “Descendants,” as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains — Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as Villain Kids or VKs) — try to find their place in idyllic Auradon.
When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town. Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook’s son Harry and Gaston’s son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.
The younger kids loved the music. Since they aren’t really old enough to understand the themes they just dance around with the music. For me I love the themes and there are more than enough. This is going to be one of those that becomes a Disney classic that your grandchildren’s children will be watching. Another thing that I enjoyed was that they have really created an entire new world that truly wowed me. Of course we have had to watch it like a million times already but that is alright. The cast is wonderful and is full of names that you (or your kids at least) may recongize.
Cast: Starring are Dove Cameron (“Liv and Maddie”), Cameron Boyce (“Jessie”), Sofia Carson (Hollywood Records recording artist, “Adventures in Babysitting”), Booboo Stewart (“X-Men Days of Future Past”), and Mitchell Hope reprising the roles of Mal, Carlos, Evie, Jay and King Ben, respectively. Starring as the new villains are China Anne McClain (“A.N.T. Farm”) as Uma, the daughter of Ursula; Thomas Doherty (“The Lodge”) as Harry, son of Captain Hook; Dylan Playfair (“Some Assembly Required”) as Gil, son of Gaston; and Anna Cathcart (“Odd Squad”) as Dizzy, daughter of Cinderella’s evil stepsister Drizella and granddaughter of wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine. Also reprising their roles in this sequel are Brenna D’Amico as Jane, the daughter of Fairy Godmother; Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother; Dianne Doan as Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan; Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, the son of Cinderella; Zachary Gibson as Doug, the son of Dopey; Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Dan Payne as Beast.