When the pressure to be royally perfect gets to be too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost. She discovers that Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken over as queen, and that her gang is finalizing plans to bring down the barrier.
I calling this sequel all out cool and exceptional! I was excited to the see the deeper dive into darkness with a twist of color and the feminist perspective rocks. The music is also 100% better than the first film. I absolutely loved Descendants 2, but would love for the next release to be a theater premiere.
Descendants 2 picks up roughly six months after the events of the first film, and sees Ben (Mitchell Hope), now King of Auradon, trying to help the “Villain Kids” — Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce), and Jay (Booboo Stewart) — adjust to life in Auradon, the happily-ever-after kingdom formerly ruled by Ben’s parents, Belle (Keegan Connor Tracy) and the Beast (Dan Payne). When Mal struggles with the pressure of royalty, she goes home to the Isle of the Lost, where she finds that Uma (China Anne McClain), daughter of Ursula the Sea Witch, has taken over as ruler with some help from Harry (Thomas Doherty), son of Captain Hook, and Gil (Dylan Playfair), son of Gaston. Evie, Carlos, and Jay disguise Ben as a villain, and the group heads to the Isle to find Mal and hopefully convince her to return to Auradon.