When Teen Beach Movie first aired on Disney Channel, I didn’t know what to expect. I love musicals so I had to give it a watch. The kids, Lauren and I sat down and we watched. After we watched it, we were hooked. The songs were stuck in our head. We were singing and dancing all over the house. We were in movie bliss. Seeing Teen Beach Movie and it’s ending, we knew there would be a sequel at some point. So we waited for any news. We couldn’t wait to continue the story of Brady and Mack. Then almost two years later the moment we have been waiting for came! Teen Beach 2 was announced!! It was an exciting day here and we could not wait to see it. So when we had the chance to review the Teen Beach 2 DVD, we jumped on it. So let’s see what Brady and Mack have been up too!!!
The movie opens on a beach at night. It is the end of summer and school starts tomorrow for Brady and Mack. Brady leads Mack to the place on the beach where they met. He has set up a couple of beach chairs, a projector and a big screen. They reminisce about how they met and the adventure they had in Wet Side Story (the previous movie). To close out summer, Brady turns on the end of Wet Side Story on the big screen. A song and dance number commences as Brady, Mack and the cast of Wet Side Story sing about the best summer ever. Let me tell you this really gets you going and makes you want to get up and dance and sing. And you will, trust me. After this, it is the morning of the first day of school. We meet both Mack and Brady’s best friends and we start to see that Mack and Brady have different outlooks on school. Brady is the laid back whatever happens happens type. Mack is serious about her future and is involved in clubs and loves to learn. When they can’t see eye to eye on the first day, Mack asks Brady to come to school that evening as college representatives will be there. Brady agrees but when the time comes, he is unprepared because he is working on something special back at his place ( I wont reveal what this is as it plays a big role in the story). So Mack and Brady break up. At the same time back in Wet Side Story, Lela is starting to question why she has to follow a script and continue to do things over and over again. By chance one evening, Mack’s necklace washes up on her beach. Lela takes it and want’s to go visit Mack and Brady. Tanner does not, but he agrees to go with Lela. So off into the water they go in search of Mack and Brady. They do end up in Mack and Brady’s world but if you haven’t seen the movie I will stop here. Let’s just say you will love where this story goes!!
One of the things that bothered me was the ending. It takes the movie in a completely different direction. I will not reveal the ending for obvious reasons, but let’s just say I am in disagreement with it. I hope there is a Teen Beach 3 to clear it up.
Now since this is the Teen Beach 2 DVD Review, let’s look at the bonus features. There is only one to mention but it is a good one. You get to see the cast dance rehearsals and see what they had to learn to be able to do some of the dance moves in the movie. You might even learn how to do them too!! I do wish there were more bonus features. But I am not complaining. The movie was a blast (sans ending for me), the kids loved it, and it made an awesome family movie night. So if your looking for a feel good movie to watch with the family, go check out Teen Beach 2. I am sure you will love it as much, if not more, than we did. What more could you ask for?
MIDGETMOMMA.COM SCORE- 9 out of 10
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