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The Villain Kids are back in a high-stakes adventure that's bigger, bolder and badder than before! When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal (Dove Cameron), she flees Auradon and returns to her roots on the Isle of the Lost. Hoping to retrieve her, Evie (Sofia Carson) and the rest of the gang sneak onto the Isle. But Mal's former archenemy Uma (China Anne McClain), daughter of Ursula, has seized power. And together with her pirate crew, Uma prepares to unleash havok on the VKs and Auradon! With swashbuckling action, amazing song & dance numbers and must-see bonus features, DESCENDANTS 2 rocks all-new ways to be W-I-C-K-E-D!
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There are some improvements from the last movie, though. By far the biggest is the music. They've, for the most part, dropped the bubblegum children's cartoon pop and awkward techno dubstep in favor of a more current music theme. The two standouts, for me, the Rap Battle-eque "It's Goin' Down" and the "Chillin' Like a Villain" song which sounds like it was inspired by Bruno Mars. They've also made the storyline and world bigger and set up future ideas down the road. However, this is all pointless as the runtime of the movie gives barely any time to do anything with it.
The most insulting of all is that this movie is written and acted (for the most part) as if selling it to 8 year olds. Considering the source materials they're pulling from and the obvious success of projects like this in the past (see Once Upon a Time), having a little more time and effort put into the movie to appeal to all audiences would have not only been appreciated but would have helped propel their franchise in the long run. I could forgive the cheap sets but when the dialogue breaks your suspension of disbelief, it's hard to enjoy it at all.
Children might enjoy this movie. It's full of catchy tunes and fun action scenes. However, for everyone else, it's a pass. Bad dialogue, poor acting, sterotypical plotlines, no character development, no actual conclusions and no real heart. It's a shame to see so much wasted potential.
Overall this film is more likely to appeal to younger viewers rather then adults as My personal thoughts are that the first movie was better, but the songs are good along with the dance numbers. But whereas as the first one had more adults in the cast, Teachers and original villains this one was more about the younger generation. Missed some of the original cast. but overall good entertainment.