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
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.
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
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
I wanted to enjoy High School Musical 2 as much as I enjoyed High School MusicalWell, bummer for me! This inevitable sequel feels too simplistic, too low-bar.
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
[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.