Descendants 2 is scheduled to premiere on July 21, but it only takes a "Mal actually dated Harry Hook before dating Ben [Mal's boyfriend. Ben is the son of Beast and Belle, and Mal is the daughter of Maleficent. They first meet each other at the beginning of Descendants and later start dating. She says she needs to bake only one more thing, and when Ben reminds her about. Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger and falls into a deep slumber, only able to be In Descendants 2, we find Mal, dating the now King Ben and.
He stands close to Mal. When Mal and Evie try out for cheerleading in " Spirit Day ", he compliments them on their outfits but looks specifically at Mal and tells her in particular that he is happy she is trying out.
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She tells him she is trying to show school spirit. When Jay asks if there is punching or stealing in the game, Ben says no but to add them to the suggestion box. Mal asks if they ever had one but Ben says no. When she realizes he lied to keep Jay from bugging him, she smiles at him lovingly and says she has never been more into him. He laughs and smiles back and says good luck. When she accidentally turns everyone into dogs and Carlos changes them back after trying to take pictures of them acting silly as dogs he tells Jay it is okay for him to punch Carlos and Mal smiles at him.
This shows Mal has influenced him as much as Ben has influenced her. He is elected for king of the Neon Lights Ball and complains about the crown poking his skull while Mal laughs at him trying to put the crown on. Mal tells him beauty is pain and he says he must be gorgeous. The two are about to dance but no music is on but begins dancing once Freddie sings.
The two look at each other lovingly and enjoy dancing together and he even dips her. In " Neon Lights Out ", while the two slow dance, she keeps stepping on his toes by mistake.
She tells him that there is not a lot of dancing on the Isle of the Lost and he flirts, asking if he can step on hers. He playfully attempts to but Mal dodges and steps hard on his foot with her heals.
He squirms a little in pain, and she laughs saying she is sorry but thinks he is super cute when he is in pain.
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When everyone sees the mascot costume but Jane isn't in it, he tries to calm everyone. Mal stares happily at him. Ben is kidnapped and Mal is extremely concerned looking everywhere around the ball for him.
When everyone accuses Mal of doing it, she becomes angry asking why she would do that to her own boyfriend. CJ drops Ben down as he is tied and bound. She tries to release him while talking to CJ. When everyone takes a group selfie, he puts his arm on Mal's shoulder and is sitting right next to her. Descendants 2 Mal is being crowded by several reporters in the front of the school asking her questions about the Cotillion and her life in Auradon. Ben and the Fairy Godmother intervene to veer the reporters away from a very relieved Mal.
Ben talks to Mal about spending time together, before remembering that he is late for a counsel meeting and leaves abruptly after apologizing to Mal. Evie and Mal then walk away to get fitting for Mal's dress for the Cotillion.
Mal is then shown in her Cotillion dress getting fitted by Evie in Evie's room. She complains her discomfort to Evie about the dress, along with the stress of all the events she has to attend to even after the Cotillion.
She then asks Evie about what they would be doing if they were still in the Isle, which Evie laughs off. Mal gives a surprised gasp at this, as she counts the days on her fingers.
She walks over and picks up her spell book. She then chants a spell to remember everything she reads at lightning speed and starts to go over a book for "Lady Manners. Evie takes the spell book away and when Mal begins to protest, she tells her that her spell book should be put in the museum along with Evie's Magic Mirror.
After reluctantly giving up, she asks Evie if she ever missed running wild and breaking all the rules. Evie gives a shocked no, asking why would they. She takes Mal and leads her back to the TV saying that they were in Auradon and that they were Auradon girls now. They watch the TV talk about Mal's love of strawberries, showing Mal and Ben on a romantic date eating strawberries. As Mal looks sad, Evie tells her that Auradon is the land of opportunity and that they could be whatever they wanted to be.
Evie asks Mal to leave the past in the past, and when Mal still looks sad, she cheers her up by showing Mal her Cotillion shoes. Mal then is shown walking through school with Evie, Jay, and Carlos. Jane starts asking Mal about decorating at the Cotillion. Mal says she has to get to class, but Jane says that she can nod if she likes it.
Jane hurriedly starts listing decorative items. Mal starts to protest after Jane asks her about party favors, but she interrupts and starts listing more items. Jane stops to ask about pen toppers, and Mal eyes glow green. She closes them for a while, and then smiles at Jane, agreeing with her. Lonnie comes around and tells Mal that she is excited to see what Mal's wedding will look like, and Mal, dazed, agrees before looking surprised.
Jane tells Mal that the Cotillion is like getting "engaged to be engaged to be engaged. Ben addresses Mal, and tries to talk to her but is drawn aside by Jane as Mal waits for him. Jane then talks about Ben's present to Mal at the Cotillion, which turns out to be a stained glass window depicting Mal with Ben kneeling before her.
After Ben reminds Jane to make Mal's eyes green, he says goodbye to Mal, who walks away. Jane then asks about the different shades of green to use, and he chooses one. While Mal is at her locker, Ben walks up to her. He tells her that he has surprise for her, and she laughs about how many presents Ben gets her. When Ben looks into her locker, he sees her spell book, and asks her if she is going to donate it to the museum.
She closes the locker door to block his view and muses about how she had forgotten about it. She says that she has to get to class, but Ben stops her and walks her over to a purple motorcycle with a bronze bow on the handle. Mal gasps in surprise and tells Ben how she loves it.
She then says that she didn't get Ben anything. He reminds her that she told him that she would take him on a picnic with all his favorite foods. Mal says that the picnic is going to be on Thursday.
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They start arguing about it being Thursday until Ben takes his phone out and shows her. Mal covers up her surprise and says that she was just joking.
She says she needs to bake only one more thing, and when Ben reminds her about class, Mal says that she will multitask and walks away laughing. Mal runs into Carlos's room as reporters follow her and she slams the door, panting. She locks the door, then walks over to the TV, which was talking about her, and turns it off hurriedly with the remote as Carlos watches her.
When Mal's eyes glow green, Carlos tries to calm her down. Mal starts to rant about how reporters are always running after her and taking pictures of her. She asks him if he ever missed screaming at people and making them run away from him. He tells her that she was thinking of Carlos's mother, Cruella, which he was usually being the one running away, and tells her no.
Later, Mal and Ben are sitting together on a picnic date at the Enchanted Lake. She feeds him a hors d'oeuvre which Ben remarks is the best thing in the world. Ben said that she had made every single dish that Mrs. Potts made for his parents. He asked Mal if it really took her three days to make it all, which she jokingly asks him not to even ask her. Ben told her that it meant a lot that she stopped and did all of that for him, and that they didn't have a lot of time to be just "them.
He reaches into the picnic basket, and Mal tries to stop him saying that she can get them herself. However, Ben takes Mal's spell book out, to Mal's shock.
She quickly makes up an excuse saying that she threw the book in the basket at the last minute in case it rained during the date. However, Ben started to read the list of spells that Mal had tabbed showing him that she had used the spell book to read quickly, turn her hair blonde, and cook all the food that she had "made.
Mal, desperate, tries to spell him into forgetting the moment, but she messes up. Ben jumps up from the table, figuring out she was trying to spell him. They start yelling at each other, Mal saying that transitioning into Auradon was hard, while Ben retorts that becoming king has been hard as well. Ben says that Mal has been lying and keeping secrets from him, and reminds her that Auradon isn't the Isle of the Lost. Mal retorts that she knows it isn't, and explains that she isn't a pretty pink princess or a Lady of the Court.
She then grabs her spellbook and casts a spell over the feast which turns it back to "what is real," which turns out to be a peanut jelly sandwich and a glass of milk.
Ben feeling bad and trying to apologize and she then walks away, despite Ben trying to call her back and saying that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are his favorite. Mal returns to her room dressed in her VK outfit. She grabs a pencil and pierces air holes into a blue and black pencil box. She drops it, then starts to cry saying that she doesn't belong in Auradon. She walks over to the glass cage that holds the lizard form of her mother and takes off back to the Isle of the Lost.
She meets her archenemy, Uma, the daughter of Ursula. Uma is still upset over not being chosen to go to Auradon and stirs her pirate gang, Harry Hook, son of Captain Hook, and Gil, son of Gaston, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon. Evie goes to Ben's office and tells him Mal went back to the Isle and gives him a note and his signet ring that Mal left for him.
Ben realizes how much pressure Mal must be going through and he says that her leaving is all his fault. He decides to follow her to the Isle and apologize to make things right.
Evie tells him she will go with him and that they will also bring along Carlos and Jay. However, before they go, Ben must be taught their wicked ways so that he can infiltrate the Isle undetected. Does she have a real name? She points out early on that she's a princess. How many kingdoms are there in this universe, anyway? Do they operate as sovereign nations, or more of a loose confederacy? How did Dopey the Dwarf have a normal-sized son Zachary Gibson? Seriously though, we're just supposed to accept all the modern technology flashlights, alarm systems, landlines without question?
We see Auradon's guys playing a sport involving castle-shaped goals, sticks shaped like giant wooden spoons, shields, and cannons that shoot out extra balls. Is it in the movie because Disney doesn't have the rights to Quidditch? When Mal meets another student Dianne Doanthis is the first thing she says: Did the writers not trust us to understand that a movie called Disney's Descendants is about the descendants of Disney characters?
They couldn't do better than taking the last syllable of Mulan's name and adding an "ie"? They couldn't even try to think of something that's actually Chinese?
Wait, China's a fantasy kingdom now? Mal's special power is turning lobs into long, curly princess hair? Why doesn't Jay pull back his hair when he plays sports? Mal decides to use a certain love spell from her magic book because it "got the best reviews. Evie discovers that she's actually good at chemistry: Mal tells Ben that her middle name is Bertha. Does this mean she has a last name, too? How can you have a middle name without a last name?
Is her last name hiding out with Gaston and whoever Mal's dad might be? Mal has never eaten a strawberry before — but we saw the Core Four stealing apples during their big opening number.
So the Island has some kinds of fruit, but not others? Who made that call? Is the "fancy rock" a. What would that even mean? Are they rapping the second verse? Why, especially, would the singers include the line about "my fellow candlesticks" and "after all, miss, this is France! Does the movie think we're going to forget who Belle is if she ever wears something that isn't yellow? Of course our story ends with "rotten to the core" Mal discovering her inherent goodness and defying her mother, banding together with her friends to save the kingdom from the CGI Cheno-Dragon that Maleficent eventually becomes.
Villains are people too, they have their reasons for acting they way they do, and even the worst of them can be redeemed under the right circumstances.
At the end of the film, Maleficent shrinks to become a dragon "the size of the love in her heart," which is pretty itty-bitty; it's implied that she'll grow as she learns to appreciate her daughter, though. Heart-warming stuff, to be sure — but you've got to wonder about what this sort of "bad is good" storytelling, in which villains are nothing more than misunderstood wannabe heroes, is really saying. Because most of the time, these narratives aren't quite as nuanced as they claim to be — they simply thrust the burden of villainy onto someone who doesn't happen to be the main character.
In Once Upon a Time — well, there, there are too many to count, but its universe is so convoluted that some of them have even gotten their own "it's not her fault" origin stories.
Regina is wicked but only because her mother was wicked but only because she was abandoned by the cad who got her pregnant