Thursday, June 4, 2015
Disney’s Descendants: First Impressions Based on the Trailer
First there was Ever After High, and then there was Monster High, what's next? Descendants - a straight to TV movie you may actually be interested in. Find out if evil runs in the family.
I wanted to like this...but I just can't get past the characters...I mean...just look at Jafar...one of the best dressed villains of the Disney universe... I was hoping Jafar's kid would be a girl....now looks like some guy who just sits around and drinks beer all day. Once Upon a Time does a MUCH better job of expanding stories. I'll take "Lily" over this version of Maleficent's daughter any day.
These new characters aren't as classy as a "typical" Disney-Villain would. As an evil regal, I feel extremely offended by that Evil Queen's costume. Seems more like a B-Movie type of thing, than something Disney-ish. It sounded really good and had potential at first, but instead is wasted energy and time.
This is more aimed at kids rather than adults so it’s natural that they'd make it to where it is more kid and teen friendly versus the complicated world of Once Upon a Time. This is a movie for kids/teenagers, they won’t make it dark and scary or very realistic.
On paper, this is the perfect movie for geeks like my friends and I who always loved the villains as much as the heroes. The concept is wonderful, and the prince's proclamation and attitude is great. Ok Disney, this was a great idea, like a REALLY good idea. Then ya kinda messed it up. You were THIS close to making something REALLY good on Disney channel for the first time since Lemonade Mouth and ya kinda screwed it up.
Why do I feel like the events are in the 80s when all the stories happened in the 1700s ? and Jafar was why beyond that, and he looks like an Indian in this movie not Arabian at all. Now I am convinced that there is a Disney vault...and this movie is one they tucked back in a deep dark corner of the early 90s. It uh...was supposed to stay there and not be seen.
Plot story is good. Actors, costumes, etc. not so much. They could've made this pretty great. The ONLY reason I'm going to watch this is because the cast my favorite Broadway great as Maleficent: Kristin Chenoweth. Though Maleficent reminds me of Rita Repulsa from Power Rangers. I think this would have been better animated.