The Descendants trilogy wraps up with this third chapter. Instead of fighting a villain from the Isle of Lost, like most of the franchise to date, we find that our new antagonist is someone from Auradon.
Upset that she will no longer be the Princess, Audrey (Sarah Jeffery) goes Rogue, casting spells on anyone and everything. In an attempt to keep the peace, our beloved heroes, Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce), and Jay (BooBoo Stewart), have to recruit their former enemies to reverse the curse.
Anyone who has watched the series to this point will notice how the stories, acting and dancing have improved tenfold. I initially thought this entire story would be geared towards kids, but there are some adult tones to it. Now I’m not saying that this will be enjoyed by everyone, you have to take it for what it is. A Disney Channel movie with a low budget.
These movies are meant to entertain. There will be parts that highlight singing and dancing, while other parts will focus on conflicts and problem-solving.
I will never be a massive fan of these movies but appreciate the efforts the writers did to introduce a whole new generation of kids to certain characters of the Disney universe. Someone like Maleficent may have a blockbuster movie with Angeline Jolie, but she will always be associated with the classic film Sleeping Beauty. For a whole new generation, they may never know who she is unless they make the connection from these kids to their parents.
One has to wonder if there will be a future for the series since one of the main cast is no longer with us. Either way, the third movie did end on a positive note and wrapped up several story angles. If it is left alone, things worked out pretty good for everyone. But Disney is all about making money, so who knows what the future holds. 6/10