Teen Beach 2

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Teen Beach 2
Teen Beach 2.jpg
Television release poster
Genre
Screenplay by
  • Matt Eddy
  • Billy Eddy
Story by
Directed byJeffrey Hornaday
Starring
Theme music composerDavid Lawrence
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)Michael Gallant
CinematographyMark Irwin
Editor(s)David Finfer
Running time104 minutes
Production company(s)Rain Forest Productions
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkDisney Channel
Original release
  • June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26)
Chronology
Preceded byTeen Beach Movie
External links
Website

Teen Beach 2 is a 2015 Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Jeffrey Hornaday. The sequel to the 2013 film Teen Beach Movie, it premiered on Disney Channel on June 26, 2015. The film is the first sequel of a Disney Channel Original Movie in five years, the last being Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010).

Plot[edit]

On the eve of the first day of school, Brady and McKenzie celebrate the day they met and reminisce about the summer, while they watch Brady's favorite movie, Wet Side Story, the 1960s musical film that they got stuck in during the events of Teen Beach Movie. Mack dismisses Brady's fear that their relationship will change when they begin school. Mack then notices she lost the necklace she received while in Wet Side Story's universe.

At school, Brady and Mack reunite with their respective friends, Devon and Alyssa, who are surprised by their new relationship due to their opposite personalities. Brady and Mack are surprised by how differently they act at school. Later, in class, Brady is working on surfboard designs, but hides them when Mack asks him what he is doing. Brady becomes defensive when Mack meets a handsome boy named Spencer Watkins. Mack works on a "Save The Beach" dance, despite Brady's attempts to see her. Struggling with a college application, Brady works on a surfboard instead and accidentally forgets about a college fair that he was to attend with Mack, upsetting her to the point that they break up.

In the Wet Side Story universe, Lela and Tanner notice Mack's washed-up necklace and journey into the ocean, winding up on the same beach as Mack and Brady, who are still mad at each other. Mack and Brady tell Lela and Tanner that they are in the future, exciting them. Mack and Brady do not tell them they are film characters, choosing instead to show them that the real world is not as great as it seems, in hopes that they will return to their own world. Meanwhile, the characters in Wet Side Story are confused without Lela and Tanner.

Brady and Mack bring Lela and Tanner to school, where their movie characteristics come out against Mack and Brady's cautions, culminating in a big musical number in the cafeteria. Lela becomes too enthralled with math homework to spend time with Tanner after school, and Tanner confesses to Brady that he worries he is not enough for Lela, while Brady reveals to Tanner that he and Mack are taking a break. He also shows Tanner his surfboards, and alludes that Mack might not understand his newfound hobby. Realizing they are becoming part of the future, Mack and Brady tell Lela and Tanner that they are just characters in a movie, showing them clips from Wet Side Story. Upset by this, Lela throws the necklace into the ocean, prompting Mack and Brady to search for it. This leads to another argument between them, which disturbs Lela and Tanner.

In the Wet Side Story universe, characters begin disappearing out of thin air. One of the characters, Butchy, realizes that all of this started after Tanner and Lela left. Butchy notices the necklace washed up, and leads the gang into the ocean to get the two back. They enter the real world and inform the others about the disappearing characters. Brady and Mack realize that without the main actors, there is no movie. The movie characters return to Wet Side Story.

Brady and Mack avoid each other during the "Save the Beach" dance. The characters of Wet Side Story return after deciding to reunite Brady and Mack. When Butchy disappears with the necklace, Brady and Mack run to get Mack's grandfather's surfboard, which they first used to get into the Wet Side Story universe. With no waves, Brady decides to use a motorized surfboard he created, along with the emblem from Mack's grandfather's surfboard. Mack compares Brady's hobby to her grandfather's surfboard passion, and they agree not to keep secrets anymore.

Before Tanner and Lela leave, Mack tells Lela to make the movie her story. Brady helps Lela and Tanner after a surfboard malfunction. When Brady emerges from the ocean, he and Mack appear not to know each other; they later meet at the "Save the Beach" dance, which Mack says is themed after her favorite movie called Lela, Queen of the Beach. Lela followed Mack's advice and changed the movie, which now has more feminist tones but unintentionally erases the history between Brady and Mack, who fall in love again.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On April 27, 2014, a sequel, Teen Beach 2 (known as Teen Beach Movie 2 prior to movie promos coming out), was announced as slated to premiere in 2015 on Disney Channel, with production set for July 2014 in Puerto Rico.[1] It is the fourth Disney Channel Original Movie to be filmed in Puerto Rico, after Princess Protection Program, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie and Teen Beach Movie.[2] Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton and John DeLuca reprise their roles in the sequel.[3] The remaining actors who portray the bikers and surfers, Jordan Fisher, Chrissie Fit, William Loftis, Kent Boyd, Jessica Lee Keller and Mollee Gray, were also confirmed to return for the sequel.[4] The film revolve around the characters from Wet Side Story after the first film's post-credits scene, when they were transported into the real world. Teen Beach 2 is the first Disney Channel Original Movie sequel since Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam in 2010. The Disney official site for the movie stated it will be released "Summer 2015" as Teen Beach 2.[5] It premiered on June 26, 2015. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes long.

Reception[edit]

The movie received mixed reviews from critics. Brian Lowry of Variety.com wrote that while the songs were generally great and the storyline was easy to understand, "Everything else is really just the storytelling equivalent of pulling taffy, trying to create enough impediments to keep the narrative clunking along until the next spontaneous outbreak of song. Thankfully, there's a great deal of talent on the screen, though the words generally sound far better when sung than spoken."[6] R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News awarded the movie 3.5 stars out of 5, writing, "Much like Teen Beach Movie, the sequel is full of impressive dance numbers, often silly dialogue and toe-tapping pop music songs that will certainly appeal to the network's target 6-to-11-year-old audience. Still, Teen Beach 2 lacks a bit of the charm exhibited in the first movie, although that will not matter much to fans of the original."[7]

The film drew 5.8 total million viewers on its premiere night,[8] becoming the most watched DCOM since its prequel Teen Beach Movie aired in 2013. In L+3, Teen Beach 2 delivered 7.5 million viewers and along with the weekend encore telecasts, totals 13.3 million viewers.[9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Teen Beach 2
Soundtrack album by Various artists
ReleasedJune 23, 2015
Recorded2015
GenrePop rock, Soundtrack
Length45:17
LabelWalt Disney
Teen Beach soundtracks chronology
Teen Beach Movie
(2013)
Teen Beach 2
(2015)

Teen Beach 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was released on June 23, 2015, by Walt Disney Records.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Teen Beach 2 – Standard edition
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Best Summer Ever"3:28
2."On My Own"Lynch2:25
3."Right Where I Wanna Be"
  • Clayton
  • Phipps
2:29
4."Falling for Ya"
  • Fisher
  • Fit
2:04
5."Wanna Be With You"Fisher2:51
6."Twist Your Frown Upside Down"
  • Lynch
  • Mitchell
  • Clayton
  • Phipps
2:58
7."Silver Screen"
  • Lynch
  • Mitchell
2:58
8."Rescue Me"Sabrina Carpenter2:34
9."Gotta Be Me"
  • Lynch
  • Mitchell
  • Clayton
  • Phipps
  • DeLuca
  • Fisher
3:53
10."Meant to Be (Reprise 3)"
  • Lynch
  • Mitchell
  • Clayton
  • Phipps
1:55
11."That's How We Do"
  • Lynch
  • Mitchell
  • Clayton
  • Phipps
  • DeLuca
  • Fisher
3:36
12."Starting Over"R52:55
13."On My Own"Lynch3:27
14."Best Summer Ever"
  • Matthew Tishler
  • Amy Powers
3:28
15."Gotta Be Me"3:54
Total length:45:17

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[11] 10
U.S. Billboard Top Soundtracks 1
U.S. Billboard Digital Albums 7
U.S. Billboard Kids Albums 1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Ross Lynch Nominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Female Maia Mitchell Nominated
Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show Teen Beach 2 Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teen Beach Movie 2 Gets Ready To Film in Puerto Rico!". BOP and Tiger Beat. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Disney filmará en la Isla "Teen Beach Movie 2"". Primera Hora. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ Nikki Finke. "lasse_hallstrom1.jpg". Deadline. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. ^ Andy Swift. "'Teen Beach Movie 2′ Cast — Full List Of Disney Channel Stars - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Teen Beach 2". Disney. Retrieved December 28, 2014. Coming this Summer! Teen Beach 2 on Disney Channel!
  6. ^ Brian Lowry (June 24, 2015). "'Teen Beach 2′ Doesn't Tinker With Disney Channel Formula". Variety. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  7. ^ "Review: 'Teen Beach 2' On Disney Channel". multichannel.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  8. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (June 30, 2015). "Ratings: Disney's Teen Beach 2 Flirts With 6 Million (Frustrated?) Viewers". TVLine. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "'Teen Beach 2′ Premiere Swells in L+3 - Ratings" (Press release). Disney Channel. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015 – via TV by the Numbers.
  10. ^ "Teen Beach 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes Store. June 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "Walt Disney Records' Teen Beach 2 Soundtrack Debuts In The Top 10 On The Billboard 200" (Press release). PR Newswire. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.

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