Friday, July 3, 2015

DVD Review : Teen Beach 2

Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer ‘s over and school has begun, Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack’s (Maia Mitchell) relationship seems headed for a wipe-out – until Lela, Tanner and the “Wet Side Story” kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the “reel” world just don’t mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it’s too late? Packed with electrifying song & dance numbers and hilarious fish-out-of-water wackiness, Teen Beach 2 is “wow-abunga” fun for everyone.

My Thoughts

My kids loved the first Teen Beach, so they were super excited to see the sequel was coming out. If you missed the first film, Brady and Mack were unwittingly pulled into a old sixties musical during a freak storm. In the sequel, the characters from the movie wind up in our world. 

 The new school year has put a strain on the main character's relationship because Mack is focused on her grades and Brady has a big secret.  In Wet Side Story, things aren't going so well either. Lela wants more than just a summer romance, and when she swims out into the water with her boyfriend following,  they wind up in our world. 

Lela is entranced with the real world, but when she and her boyfriend are constantly bursting into song, things start to get awkward for everyone.  So Mack and Brady have to try to figure out how to get them back into the film before the movie disappears completely.

This movie is tons of fun with lots of great songs and dance numbers.  The acting is a little over the top at times, but it fits the plot. I loved most of the movie, but the ending fell a little short for me. I don't want to give too much away, but the relationship between Mack & Brady took a turn I wasn't expecting and it was sort of disappointing. However, it's still a fun movie and a great choice for family movie night.