The story of the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains continues in Disney’s “Descendants 2,” the contemporary music-driven imaginative sequel to the global smash hit “Descendants.” Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart reprise their roles as Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, respectively; and are met with brand new villains, including the menacing Uma, daughter of the sea witch Ursula, played by China Anne McClain.
The story picks up where “Descendants” left off with the Villain Kids (VKs) Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay living in Auradon. Most of the VKs have settled into their new life in the idyllic kingdom with the exception of Mal, who is struggling to emulate what she thinks is expected of her as the soon-to-be “Lady of the Court” alongside King Ben. When the pressure to fit in becomes too overwhelming, Mal flees Auradon and returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where she is met with her archenemy, the newly proclaimed queen of the town, Uma and her pirate gang. When an unexpected turn of events puts Ben and the VKs back in Isle of the Lost, they learn about Uma’s true intentions – to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon unleashing all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all. As the story unfolds, the VKs and the Pirate Gang face off in a climatic and action-driven battle in the name of what they feel is rightfully true.
A rich story full of adventure and heart, “Descendants 2” is filled with resounding themes about being true to yourself, friendship, female empowerment, discover your individuality, teamwork and being confident in your own skin, among others.