The Disney Channel’s movie musicals crested in 2007, when “High School Musical 2” drew 17.2 million viewers, and the numbers have been sinking since, down to 5.7 million for “Let It Shine” last year.
The channel’s bid to reverse that trend is “Teen Beach Movie,” on Friday night, a perilously high-concept but intermittently pleasurable concoction that goes back to the future in several ways. One is literal: The story hinges on the two teenage leads’ being zapped across time and dimensions into a 1962 beach blanket film. Once there, they have to use their wits and charm, and their knowledge of the movie-within-the-movie’s plot, to escape back to their own world.
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has anyone watched this? what are your thoughts?