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There’s a new Disney’s Frozen in the house. Much like the obsession my girls went through (who am I kidding, they still are), now that Disney Channel’s newest Original Movie Descendants has hit the scenes that’s all we watch and listen to.
Two weeks ago, Descendants premiered on Disney Channel. If you haven’t seen it yet, grab the family, some snacks and settle in for a night of fun. Kenny Ortega directed the movie. You might know him… he also directed a Disney Channel Original Movie that you may know by the name of High School Musical.
The offspring of Disney’s royals and villains are all grown up! Ben, the teenaged son of King Beast and Queen Belle, is about to ascend the throne. His first proclamation is offering the exiled children of defeated villains (Maleficient, Cruella De Vil, Jafar, and Evil queen) a chance at redemption. These villainous descendants are allowed into Auradon to attend a prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes. However, the evil teens are under pressure by their parents to help all the villains regain power by stealing the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand. Will they choose to follow in their parents’ footsteps to help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness to save the kingdom?
CATCH THE FIRST 6 MINUTES…
Descendants does a great job building momentum though its two-house-long running time. You get smacked with a handful of peppy tunes that will get stuck in your head for days long after. It gets worse if your kids beg you to buy the soundtrack and play it over and over for the next two weeks… oh, that’s just in my house? Yep.
Now, I will say that Descendants is far from perfect. For the adults, the costumes may remind you of the Power Rangers, the script has some questionable-cringe-worthy lines, you might find it strange that we have to assume all of the villains are single parents but the heroes are happily married. Do my kids notice any of these “wrongs”? Not at all.
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Have you seen Descendants? What did you and your kids think of it?