In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s iconic “Beauty and the Beast”) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella de Vil, Maleficent the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?
This new movie from Disney is a cool new hip take on all of our favorite fairy tale characters and what happened to them after their stories ended. The Descendants are the children of our favorite villains. The villains have been segregated for years, but now get the chance to come to the kingdom and live and go to school with the children of the heroes. They have a lot of choices to make, and stumble a bit along the way. The new take on the old stories and the classic good vs evil make for a great family film that everyone can enjoy.