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High School Musical 2 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

The charming and playful sequel to Disney’s original “High School Musical,” this movie is a blast of music, drama, and summer fun.

The handsome Zac Effron again plays the basketball captain, Troy, with the voice
of an angel. In the first movie, the issue for him was to choose between basketball and singing – in addition to maintaining a relationship with his love interest, Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Anne Hudgens).

In this sequel, Troy’s relationship with Gabriella continues into the summer as they both work at a country club. However, there is a catch to this summer lovin’ – Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) vacations there and, as a spoiled spotlight-lover, tries to be the star of the talent show. She is also trying to win Troy’s affections.

Typically, the drama unfolds and the musical numbers are sung, but as I watched with my siblings, they grew tired of the long numbers – especially the overly dramatic ones when Gabriella cries her eyes out. She reminded me of a little girl losing her puppy, not someone in high school.

However, no one can forget the musical number with Troy rushing off into the desert to vent his feelings about losing Gabriella.

Overall, the movie is a fairly good sequel, with catchy tunes and colorful characters. And considering the acting, soundtrack, and characters, it’s even better than the first.

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Ninja_Writer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 18, 2010 at 7:48 am
I love the part about Troy running around venting in the desert- my siblings and I call that the "Prancing Song"
sarsar said...
May 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm
me and my BF loved this move!
HOPEMVP said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm
Personal I liked the movie and but your aspect of the movie the way you present it. Does not give me yet enough detail on why I should see it. But great work I like your taste in movies.
Stardust53 said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 12:15 am
Next time, try to lead with something more interesting. Reviewing is not cheerleading or a movie. Start with a specific aspect of the movie or something. NEVER start with a boring, general fact.
BellaEzrebetFang This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm
I liked them all because they were so sweet. The song Fabulous was sooooo annoying though. :P haha
Sara R. said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm
I thoght it was the best one out of HSM and HSM3 it was a great move! I loved Ashley when she sang 'FABULUS'
ashley is an angel!!!!!!! said...
Sept. 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm
ok well what that means is you have to work together and be a team and work together.
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