Aug 142017
 

As someone in his mid-30s now, and with no kids, a movie like Descendants 2 isn’t exactly aimed at me, now if this were a sequel to the Alexander Payne drama that might be a different story…

 

 

Descendants 2
(2017)

Genre(s): Comedy, Musical, Adventure, Family
Disney | TVG – 90 min. – $14.98 | August 15, 2017

Date Published: 08/14/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Writer(s): Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon (written by)
Cast: Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, Brenna D’Amico, Melanie Paxson
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette, Deleted Songs, Music Videos
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Region(s): 1

 

PLOT SYNOPSIS


The story deepens in the music-driven sequel as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains try to find their place in idyllic Auradon. When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town.  Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook’s son Harry and Gaston’s son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5


This release comes with a glossy and embossed slip cover and inside is necklaces/collectibles.

Features include: Cast Secrets (4:47) as the cast answer a variety of questions; a Blooper Reel (0:57); 2 Deleted Songs and 2 Alternate Endings; the first season of Descendants: Wicked World (51:36) which are a series of CGI animated shorts; and lastly, Descendants: Wicked World Music Videos (6:51).

VIDEO – 4.25/5, AUDIO – 4.0/5


This made-for-TV film is shown with a 16×9 enhanced 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio as originally televised and has some bright colors throughout in keeping with the family-friendly material. The disc also has a standard Dolby Digital 5.1 track which is perfectly suitable showing off some modest depth with the music and a center channel providing clear dialogue.

OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, as someone in his mid-30s now, and with no kids, a movie like Descendants 2 isn’t exactly aimed at me, now if this were a sequel to the Alexander Payne drama that might be a different story. Such as it is, this is a harmless musical-comedy with tween pop music that doesn’t make one’s ear bleed, but is forgettable all the same. At least this DVD release does have a slick slip cover and some okay features.
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