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Critic Reviews for High School Musical 2
It's an irrepressibly colourful and upbeat effort and the result is Grease meets Fame meets Annette Funicello and Elvis Presley, for 8-to-12-year-olds.
While it'll satisfy its target demographic to no end, there's something lacking, where, instead of a soul, there's nothing more than the contrived emotionless plastic of a well-oiled money-making machine.
High School Musical 2, like the original, does well by doing good. While Disney coffers swell, these movies inspire a new generation to think seriously about dance and about the impact of drama laced with music.
[High School Musical 2] succeeds as what it's designed to be - a good-enough-for-the-kids, clean-enough-for-the-parents, profitable-enough-for-Disney product.
I could go into an analysis of why this musical makes me gag, but frankly, there are so many things I like about it. I like the fact that it has a diverse cast. The big production numbers are suitably toe-tapping and fun to watch.
There are more than a few high notes in the sequel, but there are also some flat notes as well. But, again, no matter: Kids will gobble it up like last year's Halloween candy anyway. They could do a lot worse.
Audience Reviews for High School Musical 2
Dec 02, 2011What can I say, I am a music lover, but this is not music, this is Zac Efron singing about shit we dont care about.Bradley W Super Reviewer
Jul 30, 2011Massive rip off, ridiculous plot, bad acting, cliche..Sylvester K Super Reviewer
Jul 15, 2011Thanks to a good performance by Ashley Tisdale and some eye-catching visuals, High School Musical 3 is an improvement over its predecessor since the antagonist has practically more to antagonise.Ilyaas H Super Reviewer
Jun 23, 2011I have a soft spot for musicals and Zac Efron. Even if I didn't, this film would still be great. The songs were as catchy as ever and I loved all of the sequels. 'High School Musical 2,3' all make you smile uncontrolably, make you want to sing and dance a long and cry with happiness. Great film.Bethany M Super Reviewer
High School Musical 2 Quotes
|Sharpay Evans:||[imitating Gabriella] 'Going to movies, listening to music, and golly Troy! I have first-aid training! aha! aha! aha!' Oh please...|
|Sharpay Evans:||Going to movies, listening to music, and golly Troy! I have first-aid training! aha! aha! aha!' Oh please...|
|Troy Bolton:||What was the first thing you said to me when I started working here?|
|Sharpay Evans:||Bring me more iced tea?|
|Sharpay Evans:||[to Fulton] I told you to hire Troy Bolton, not the entire East High student body!|
|Sharpay Evans:||What did I do to deserve this? I've never lied, except when necessary, and I always bought Mom and Dad expensive gifts...using their credit card of course. I don't deserve this humiliation.|
|Mr. Fulton:||You need to get out there.|