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'Teen Beach Movie 2'
(Ross Lynch, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, Maia Mitchell, et al / DVD / TV G / 2015 / Disney DVD)

Overview: Now that summer's over and school has begun, Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack's (Maia Mitchell) relationship seems headed for a wipeout -- until Lela, Tanner and the "Wet Side Story" kids show up!

DVD Verdict: This sequel to the original 'Teen Beach Movie' by the Disney Studio strays more into fantasy than the original. The original film dealt with a pair of fans from today who think the original movie from the early Kennedy era Sixties is the greatest piece of cinema ever made. Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell step into the world of that movie and change things just by being there and then have to leave, but not before repairing all the damage they've done.

Well, 'Teen Beach 2' is exactly the opposite. The lead characters from the film Garret Clayton and Grace Phipps step into the real world and their Sixties frame of mind gets quite a culture shock when they see the world of 2015. Pretty soon however the whole cast even the extras come over into the real world. Like characters from the Holodeck of the Enterprise. And those folks meet an inevitable end when they venture beyond their Holodeck world.

Now it's Clayton and Phipps who turn things upside down and have to get back to their world. The film actually asks some intriguing questions, but in the end you have to remember this is a Disney film and meant for juvenile audiences who don't think so terribly deep. The performers are scrubbed clean and fresh and are attractive as you would expect anything from the Magic Kingdom to be.

It's obvious that Disney Studios is going to stretch this out like they did with the 'High School Musical' series. Here's an interesting thought though: In the movie, if the real players who were Clayton and Phipps when they were younger, if they're not dead would now be even older than I am and on social security! Hey, just saying, but then again, this is a Disney movie, as I have hopefully managed to overly point out! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Exclusive: Cast Dance Rehearsals -- Join Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell And The Rest Of The Cast As They Learn Some Of The Crazy Dance Steps For The Movie!

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