So I watched Descendants with my brother thinking it would just be another cheesy movie to give us our daily serving of cringe. However, there was something so strangely surreal about everything I was seeing on screen I actually began to like it. It took a while but the film did grow on me, as silly, campy, and over the top it was, there was this basic charm radiating whenever the four main leads were on screen.
With that said they were probably the best parts in the film. Mal, Jay, Evie, Carlos were pretty fun and enjoyable to watch. Although to be honest I wished they did more with Jay and Carlos since those two seemed to become background characters by the end of it.
For all the ridiculous (see what I did there) things in that movie, the one big glaring thing that unnerved me was the lack of actual “good” parents.
And I’m not talking about the villains, cause really that seems to be a given that they’d struggle or out right fail to be good parents given their selfish tendencies. I’m talking about the so-called heroes, princesses, and good guys that raised such pompous, entitled brats. This is super SPOILER heavy so read at your own risk.