High School Musical 2 Reviews

September 10, 2019
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.
September 10, 2019
The musical numbers are ready-made for single release, the performances, as before, are energetic, and the minor characters are given extra screen time, making the action more rounded. All in all, it's a squeaky-clean delight.
September 10, 2019
Not quite as innocent as the first installment, [High School Musical 2] will appeal to a slightly older crowd. The conflicts are more realistic, and the stakes are higher, and there are even a few scenes dripping with teenage angst.
September 10, 2019
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.
September 10, 2019
[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.
September 10, 2019
The kids are just as photogenic and the songs are just as hummable. It won't launch any more careers, but it's a good family film for a warm Friday night
September 10, 2019
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.
September 10, 2019
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.
September 10, 2019
Like the original, the sequel is about the tricky social order as established in high school, the renewable energy source that is the musical, and the power of a certain American entertainment empire. Not fabulous, but fun.
September 10, 2019
Overall, the sequel has such energy that it's hard not to get caught up in it.
September 10, 2019
At best, it's an honorable sequel to the thing of last year -- but I'm pleased it exists, and more tickled that the franchise is so successful.
September 10, 2019
All in all, for a sequel, I think Disney did a great job of bringing back the same energetic, squeaky-clean charm that drove the first High School Musical to its initial success.
September 10, 2019
High School Musical 2 is more confident in its absurd premise and as such, is a much more entertaining film than the first. It's a goofy summer romp that knows exactly what it is and relishes in that.
September 10, 2019
[High School Musical 2] is a movie with a strong political message: the pursuit of happiness comes not through competition but through harmony and cooperation.
February 23, 2012
High School Musical 2 actually surpasses the first movie in sheer energy and verve.
December 17, 2010
High School magic strikes again.
December 17, 2007
It's light and fluffy fun that's largely harmless. In 20 years there's also going to be a lot of parents explaining to their children that yes, "Mommy and Daddy did dress like that."
December 12, 2007
Actually better than the first one... The songs are catchier, the comedy funnier, the attitudes sunnier.