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High School Musical
Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow their dreams, everyone learns about acceptance, teamwork, and being yourself. And it's all set to fun tunes and very cool dance moves!
Rewatched, stretched into widescreen, on an ER waiting room TV with a sad, dehydrated toddler in my lap, which is probably the way this is meant to be seen. Pales in comparison to the third movie; musical numbers are still a cut above any of Hollywood's attempts at reviving the genre on the big screen.
Being a mid-twenties heterosexual male who is at least mildly cineliterate, the title High School Musical should result in my top lip curling up into a sneer and a barrage of withering witty put-downs. Cynicism and general film snobbery should cause this Disney made-for-TV film to elicit uncomfortable shudders and snide remarks, blinded by its reputation before a single note has even been sung. Tween boppers and saccharine songs are a world away from the low-intelligence action flicks and gore-fuelled horrors that society dictates I should be watching and enjoying. Needless to say, having hit puberty some time ago I am not this film's target audience. But it is bloody enjoyable.
The film begins by borrowing quite heavily from Grease…
I mean it in all seriousness when I say that The Room is a more well-composed film than High School Musical.
I still like this movie, obviously this is one of the better made for TV Disney movies. Its full of cheese and at times "cringy" but its good fun. I didn't know if I would still enjoy this but I did as its been a while since I watched it last.
I can also report that I can still remember all the words to the songs!
"We need to save our show from people who don't know the difference between a Tony Award and Tony Hawk."
Something of a guilty pleasure in my younger years (about 8 or 9 I think, I had to watch it for something), High School Musical is what first introduced me to my love Zac Efron, other than Firefly, of course.
The music isn't too great, and the direction's fairly bland. What really makes High School Musical stand out is it's energetic cast and loveable characters, along with some pretty humourous dialogue and quite an interesting subplot about how sports is favoured in most schooling systems and drama is pushed to the sidelines.
The sequels are far better, but High School Musical does hold it's own as a fun family flick that passes the time rather well.
...Don't ask. Please, don't ask.
What time is it? Time to shut up! but good conspiracy
Fun movie but, forgettable and dull.
The movie was pretty good. Though the story can be somewhat unbelievable (e.g. the school students singing along with the main characters like in Bollywood films), the theme of the movie made a lot of sense - just be yourself. You don't have to "stick to the status quo" but go all out to pursue your dreams.
It's not even a movie.
best movie ever. i love it so much. 88998989898989/10
For a cheesy kids film based in a high school that also has singing, it's pretty passable. If the children forced me to watch it again I could bare it. Does leave me hankering for Clueless though.
one of the best disney tv movies
One star for trying (and probably succeeding) at making a musical for youth. One star for the chick who plays piano for being a "playmaker" or whatever.
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