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** [[spoiler:Heck, Mal's decision to close the barrier forever was tragic in itself. Mal was motivated by a desire to keep the only family she knows (Evie, Carlos, and Jay) together. Moreover, Mal's idea was driven by her guilt over her own selfish and hurtful actions from the previous two films, actions that hurt her FamilyOfChoice and put Auradon in danger. Mal wanted to prevent another incident like happened in the previous film from threatening her family again, and her own guilt has only caused her to lie and tear that family apart even further]].

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** [[spoiler:Heck, Mal's decision to close the barrier forever was tragic in itself. Mal was motivated by a desire to keep the only family she knows (Evie, Carlos, and Jay) together. Moreover, Mal's idea was driven by her guilt over her own selfish and hurtful actions from the previous two films, actions that hurt her FamilyOfChoice and put Auradon in danger. Mal wanted to prevent another incident like what happened in the previous film from threatening her family and her adopted home ever again, and her own guilt has only caused her to lie and tear that family apart even further]].



* Cameron Boyce, who played Carlos, passed away in July 2019, which means not only was ''Descendants 3'' the last time he would be on Disney, it would be one of his final TV and film roles ''period''. Quite an unfortunate way to end the trilogy.

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* Cameron Boyce, who played Carlos, passed away in July 2019, which means not only was ''Descendants 3'' the last time he would be on Disney, Disney as he stated, it would be one of his final TV and film roles ''period''. Quite an unfortunate way to end the trilogy.


* One brief scene a few moments before "Chillin' Like A Villain" has Carlos, Jay, Evie, and Ben walking through an alley to find Mal. When Evie passes by, two children run up to her to take her valuables. Evie yells at them to stop, before they frown and stare at her in dismay. Evie, out of sympathy, lets them take one of her things, and sadly watches them run off, giggling, before catching up with Carlos and Jay. Might be short, but it's really effective on showing how the children trapped on the Isle of The Lost are ''suffering''. You can tell that they don't steal out of malice, but because it's ''all they know'' to do to get by.

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* One brief scene a few moments before "Chillin' Like A Villain" has Carlos, Jay, Evie, and Ben walking through an alley to find Mal. When Evie passes by, two rowdy children run up to her to take her valuables. Evie yells at them to stop, before they frown and stare at her in dismay. Evie, out of sympathy, lets them take one of her things, and sadly watches them run off, giggling, before catching up with Carlos and Jay. Might be short, but it's really effective on showing how the children trapped on the Isle of The Lost are ''suffering''. You can tell that they don't steal out of malice, but because it's ''all they know'' to do to get by. Evie realizes she forgot this.


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** [[spoiler:Heck, Mal's decision to close the barrier forever was tragic in itself. Mal was motivated by a desire to keep the only family she knows (Evie, Carlos, and Jay) together. Moreover, Mal's idea was driven by her guilt over her own selfish and hurtful actions from the previous two films, actions that hurt her FamilyOfChoice and put Auradon in danger. Mal wanted to prevent another incident like happened in the previous film from threatening her family again, and her own guilt has only caused her to lie and tear that family apart even further]].

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*Anyone who’s ever felt bad about their appearance can feel for Jane as her self-esteem is kicked around; When she meets Mal in the bathroom she displays her insecurities for the first time and Mal preys on them while pretending to be a friend, then after Mal undoes her spell after Jane makes a mean comment all of Jane’s “friends” laugh at her prompting her to run away in embarrassment. Even Snow White takes a small jab at her at the coronation. All this feeds into her anxiety so much that she steals her mother’s wand and accidentally opens the barrier and releases Maleficent. She sits with this guilt until Carlos and Jay invite her to dance.


** Not just the premiere, but ever showing since.

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** Not just the premiere, but ever every showing since.


* One can feel bad for Audrey when Queen Leah chides her for Ben dumping her and choosing Mal as his queen, from saying their family's status and years of planning ruined to how her mother Aurora could still "hang on to a prince" while asleep but Audrey couldn't. You know, things that Audrey would have no control over anyway let alone no young girl should be responsible for. It feels [[NotSoDifferent not too different]] from how the [=VKs=] felt fear and pressure to not fail their parents' plans in the first film and how Maleficent initially reacted (and how the other Villain parents might have) when Mal and the others did not to follow through.

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* One can feel bad for Audrey when Queen Leah chides her for Ben dumping her and choosing Mal as his queen, from saying their family's status and years of planning ruined to how her mother Aurora could still "hang on to a prince" while asleep but Audrey couldn't. You know, things that Audrey would have no control over anyway let alone no young girl should be responsible for. It feels [[NotSoDifferent not too different]] from how the [=VKs=] felt fear and pressure to not fail their parents' plans in the first film and how Maleficent initially reacted (and how the other Villain parents might have) when Mal and the others did not to follow through.


* One can feel bad for Audrey when Queen Leah chides her for Ben dumping her and choosing Mal as his queen, from saying their family's status and years of planning ruined to how her mother Aurora could still "hang on to a prince" while asleep but Audrey couldn't. You know, things that Audrey would have no control over anyway let alone no young girl should be responsible for. It feels [[NotSoDifferent not too different]] from how Maleficent (and likely the other Villain parents) would react to Mal and the other [=VKs=] not following through with her plan in the first film.

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* One can feel bad for Audrey when Queen Leah chides her for Ben dumping her and choosing Mal as his queen, from saying their family's status and years of planning ruined to how her mother Aurora could still "hang on to a prince" while asleep but Audrey couldn't. You know, things that Audrey would have no control over anyway let alone no young girl should be responsible for. It feels [[NotSoDifferent not too different]] from how the [=VKs=] felt fear and pressure to not fail their parents' plans in the first film and how Maleficent initially reacted (and likely how the other Villain parents) would react to parents might have) when Mal and the other [=VKs=] others did not following through with her plan in the first film.to follow through.


* One can feel bad for Audrey when Queen Leah chides her for Ben dumping her and choosing Mal as his queen, from saying all of their family's years of planning ruined to chewing her out for why she couldn't "hang on to a prince" when even her mother while asleep could do it; things that Audrey would have no control over anyway let alone should be held responsible for.

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* One can feel bad for Audrey when Queen Leah chides her for Ben dumping her and choosing Mal as his queen, from saying all of their family's status and years of planning ruined to chewing how her out for why she couldn't mother Aurora could still "hang on to a prince" when even her mother prince" while asleep could do it; but Audrey couldn't. You know, things that Audrey would have no control over anyway let alone no young girl should be held responsible for. It feels [[NotSoDifferent not too different]] from how Maleficent (and likely the other Villain parents) would react to Mal and the other [=VKs=] not following through with her plan in the first film.



* [[spoiler:When Mal reveals to the other [=VKs=] that she lied about allowing all the Isle kids coming to Auradon and that it was her idea to permanently close the barrier. They are understandably upset, but what's worse is that Uma isn't so much angry as much as [[DisappointedInYou disappointed]] like deep down she knew trusting Mal again would lead to this, and Harry turns to Ben [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness not to get in his face and antagonize him]], but to solemnly, rhetorically ask if he's going to just throw them back onto the Isle again. Meanwhile, Celia starts to cry because it means with her now in Auradon that she'll never see her father again (who she's shown to have an actual close relationship with). Evie tearfully does all the talking bringing up that they're breaking their promise (and duty) to make change for the other Isle kids, as Jay and Carlos can't bring themselves to say much else. Even Ben doesn't add any additional input or defense because he wasn't initially happy with the idea either.]]

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* [[spoiler:When Mal reveals to the other [=VKs=] that she lied about allowing all the Isle kids coming to Auradon and that it was her idea to permanently close the barrier. They are all understandably upset, but what's worse is that Uma isn't so much angry as much as [[DisappointedInYou disappointed]] like deep down she knew trusting Mal again would lead to this, and while Harry turns to Ben [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness not to get in his face and antagonize him]], but to solemnly, rhetorically ask if he's they're going to just throw them be thrown back onto the Isle again. Meanwhile, Celia starts to cry because it means with her now staying in Auradon that she'll never see her father again (who she's shown to have an actual close relationship with). Evie tearfully does all the talking bringing up that they're breaking their promise (and duty) to make change for the other Isle kids, as Jay and Carlos can't bring themselves to say much else. Even Ben doesn't add any additional input or come to Mal's defense because since he wasn't initially happy with the idea either.]]


** [[spoiler:If that weren't enough already, just watching her performance in ''Queen of Mean'', is just heartwrenching that you can just feel her pain and sadness]].

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** [[spoiler:If that weren't enough already, just watching her performance in ''Queen of Mean'', is Mean'' shows Audrey's vulnerable side; She strove to be the best princess she could ever be, and she wanted to make her family proud, but she's been pushed around and burned far too many times, and out of all her losses, losing Ben made her feel like a failure to her grandmother, and that just broke her. It is heartwrenching enough that you can just feel her pain and sadness]].sadness during her performance]].


* Cameron Boyce, who played Carlos, passed away in July 2019, which means not only was ''Descendants 3'' the last time he would be on Disney, it would be one of his final TV and film roles ''period''.
** His death alone is sad in itself (he was only 20 years old and died in his sleep from a seizure due to epilepsy), even sadder than any moment in ''Descendants 3'' but seeing the rest of the Descendants cast and crew devastated from his death, paying many tributes to him, and vowing to continue on his legacy through his charity work and promoting kindness, shows how close and how much of a second family they were to each other.

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* Cameron Boyce, who played Carlos, passed away in July 2019, which means not only was ''Descendants 3'' the last time he would be on Disney, it would be one of his final TV and film roles ''period''.
''period''. Quite an unfortunate way to end the trilogy.
** His death alone is sad in itself (he was only 20 years old and died in his sleep from a seizure due to epilepsy), even sadder than any tearjerking moment in ''Descendants 3'' but seeing the rest of the Descendants cast and crew devastated from his death, paying many tributes to him, and vowing to continue on his legacy through his charity work and promoting kindness, shows how close and how much of a second family they were to each other.

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** [[spoiler:If that weren't enough already, just watching her performance in ''Queen of Mean'', is just heartwrenching that you can just feel her pain and sadness]].



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* Evie, finding Doug in a state of enchanted sleep, has an entire solo about how unsure she is whether or not she can revive him with TrueLovesKiss. She knows she ''cares'' for Doug, but isn't sure if it's ''true'' love she feels, and she's even more unsure of his feelings; they've never actually ''said'' if they love one another before. She's so uncertain, and so fearful that her feelings and his won't be strong enough for it - or their relationship thereafter - to work, that she's hesitant even to ''try'' to awaken him, lest she lose this young man who means so much to her. [[spoiler: It works.]]


--> You mean everything to us.

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--> You mean everything to us.us.
** Not just the premiere, but ever showing since.


* One can feel bad for Audrey when Queen Leah chides her for Ben dumping her and choosing Mal as his queen, from saying all of their family's years of planning ruined to chewing her out for why she couldn't "hang on to a prince" when her mother could while she was asleep, as if Audrey had any control over what happened.
* [[spoiler:When Mal reveals to the other [=VKs=] that she lied about allowing all the Isle kids coming to Auradon and that it was her idea to permanently close the barrier. They are understandably upset, but what's worse is that Uma isn't so much angry as much as [[DisappointedInYou disappointed]] like deep down she knew trusting Mal again would lead to this, and Harry turns to Ben [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness not to getting in his face and antagonize him]], but to solemnly, rhetorically ask if he's going to just throw them back onto the Isle again. Meanwhile, Celia starts to cry because it means with her now in Auradon that she'll never see her father again (who she's shown to have an actual close relationship with). Evie tearfully does all the talking bringing up that they're breaking their promise (and duty) to make change for the other Isle kids, while Jay and Carlos can't bring themselves to say much else. Even Ben doesn't add any additional input or defense because he wasn't initially happy with the idea either.]]

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* One can feel bad for Audrey when Queen Leah chides her for Ben dumping her and choosing Mal as his queen, from saying all of their family's years of planning ruined to chewing her out for why she couldn't "hang on to a prince" when even her mother while asleep could while she was asleep, as if do it; things that Audrey had any would have no control over what happened.
anyway let alone should be held responsible for.
* [[spoiler:When Mal reveals to the other [=VKs=] that she lied about allowing all the Isle kids coming to Auradon and that it was her idea to permanently close the barrier. They are understandably upset, but what's worse is that Uma isn't so much angry as much as [[DisappointedInYou disappointed]] like deep down she knew trusting Mal again would lead to this, and Harry turns to Ben [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness not to getting get in his face and antagonize him]], but to solemnly, rhetorically ask if he's going to just throw them back onto the Isle again. Meanwhile, Celia starts to cry because it means with her now in Auradon that she'll never see her father again (who she's shown to have an actual close relationship with). Evie tearfully does all the talking bringing up that they're breaking their promise (and duty) to make change for the other Isle kids, while as Jay and Carlos can't bring themselves to say much else. Even Ben doesn't add any additional input or defense because he wasn't initially happy with the idea either.]]


* The night of the ''Descendants 3'' premiere, Disney Channel bookended the movie with dedications to Cameron. The beginning was preceded with [[ this title card]], and after the end they played [[https://mobile.twitter.com/SweetEvie2/status/1157496602472439809 a montage]] with clips of his life. Very few eyes stayed dry in the audience.

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* The night of the ''Descendants 3'' premiere, Disney Channel bookended the movie with dedications to Cameron. The beginning was preceded with [[ [[https://mobile.twitter.com/DisneyChannelPR/status/1157486389790855173 this title card]], and after the end they played [[https://mobile.twitter.com/SweetEvie2/status/1157496602472439809 a montage]] with clips of his life. Very few eyes stayed dry in the audience.


* The night of the ''Descendants 3'' premiere, Disney Channel bookended the movie with dedications to Cameron. The beginning was preceded with [[ this title card]], and after the end they played a montage with clips of his life. Very few eyes stayed sry in the audience.

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* The night of the ''Descendants 3'' premiere, Disney Channel bookended the movie with dedications to Cameron. The beginning was preceded with [[ this title card]], and after the end they played [[https://mobile.twitter.com/SweetEvie2/status/1157496602472439809 a montage montage]] with clips of his life. Very few eyes stayed sry dry in the audience.

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