If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably never given Zac Efron too much of a chance. He got is start on “Summerland”, a show that I can only imagine is a “Full House” spin-off where Aunt Becky leaves Uncle Jesse for a life at the beach, and then rapidly adhered himself to Walt Disney’s association of Junior Superstars. I, of course, am referring to the “High School Musical” trilogy, where Efron played the singy/dancey basketball star. That’s not where it ends.
Quite recently, Efron played a teen version of Matthew Perry in “17 Again”, which is like “18 Again”, but with no George Burns and extra Thomas Lennon in a “Weird” Al t-shirt. I would be a liar if I said that “17 Again” didn’t surprise me. Not only was it a delightful romp, but it gave a glimpse of Efron’s future as an actual real-life actor. But wait, this could be dangerous.
NOOOO!!!!!! Zac, you were so close. You could have made a REALLY GOOD serious movie. Why would you do this to us? I just don’t understand. “Charlie St. Cloud” looks awful. Still, I have faith. I am true believer that within the next few years, we’re going to be impressed by Efron. According to IMDB, he seems to have a lot in the works. But until then, at least we have “Zac Efron’s Pool Party”: