Descendants 2

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Exceptional sequel promotes communication, female roles.

NR 2017 111 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 60 reviews

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age 13+

More of the continued theme, Glorifying Evil as good

Even from the beginning the theme was glorifying evil as good, cool and cultured, presented to the audience in a hip musical filled with witchcraft, hexed and brainwashed teens and teachers. One teen even singing about hearing voices in his head. Immediately exposing children to a world of immorality, evil, satanism, the acult and demonic forces and possession in a "hey this is awesome" attitude. I was absolutely horrified! I couldn't believe what I was seeing and hearing and I immediately realized what was happening to our generation of youth. I turned off the show and watched it later on my own. I didn't see anything at all that would change my mind or let me think that any child over the age of 16 should be watching such absolute brainwashing garbage teaching them about such horrible behaviors. It's no wonder why the kids today have zero respect for themselves, adults and are depressed and confused about good being evil and evil being good. I understand that this is an overly opinionated review but a desolate society deserves to know why we are in the place that we are in these days and I feel like Disney and the brainwashing techniques using this type of media is a major reason.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.
age 6+


My kids and I LOVED this movie. The actors did such a great job portraying these characters. The reason I rate it 4 stars is because the pirates are just a tad bit cheesy. But overall, amazing movie! Totally recommend!

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Great role models

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