Reader's Critique

Reader’s Critique: Disney Descendants

I love Disney Villains. When things go right, they are glorious and when they go wrong they get even better. Many people have their favorite Disney villain, if not for the actually plan then just for the aesthetics of the character. My favorite was always Maleficent because she was just terrifying to me when I was little. The evil queen was a close second. So when movie news came out that the villains would get a movie, or more so their descendants, I was really intrigued. Immediately I knew the whole ‘crime of the parent doesn’t go to the child’ plot line would be used and from the trailers I saw them mingle with the once tortured civilians. I was general interested with this because it was a great opening for a perspective story.

The kids think that they are awesome and run amuck, not giving two shits about anyone or anything. Then they get plopped down in the middle of the rest of society and all of the sudden they are hated for stuff they never did. It would bring up the point between the two people of what bad and good really means. Sure Maleficent sentenced an princess into a deathlike slumber but she was basically insulted by being the ONLY person not invited to the christening. Not to mention if we go by the live-action version, they stole her wings. Cruella just doesn’t like dogs and had a bit of a passion problem. The stepmother in Cinderella was constantly being judged by the standards of Ella herself and how do you raise your own kids like that, none the less someone else’s?

Sometimes people try to expose what’s wrong with you because they can’t handle what’s right about you.

I have no idea, Google

With all that said though, the movies, the books, was a let down. Not only were the main characters not evil, they were barely recognizable from their parents. Mal isn’t remotely faerie like, Carlos is a wimp, Jay…. came out like Gaston’s kid and Evie is literally a pun for Evil. The villains also weren’t that imposing with Maleficent barely passing her own kid’s head in height. They also play with the cliche “she can’t figure out modern things” even though she has been resurrected for nearly twenty years before the story. LIKE A FRIDGE. The kids are mischievous at worst and insecure at best. Which I thought was a good thing since the parents are villains, they aren’t handing out motivation most time. Now that I think of it, why do these kids even remotely care about their parent? The parents never show any affection in anyway and if we go off by their base Disney movies, psychology would dictate that the kids would be WAY more insecure, way more illusive in trying not to be near the parent and more aggressive with each other. They act like a group of suburbia kids in a less clean side of town. Also the children of the “Good” guys are spoiled brats and for some reason have the guts to talk to the villain descendants. Cinderella’s kid is a jerk, Aura’s kid is a bitch queen and Belle’s kid is really dumb. Ben, he is just arm candy.

Descendants, I could probably write it better. I won’t at the moment, but the universe has me intrigued. Wonder what my characters would do to it? >:]



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