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High School Musical 2

Published October 18, 2019

High School Musical 2

Film info

  • Title High School Musical 2
  • Director Kenny Ortega
  • Year 2007
  • Run time 1hr 51m
  • Genres Music, Drama, Family, Comedy
  • Tagline They're facing their biggest challenge yet... summer jobs!

It's time to sing and dance because there's so much more to celebrate in High School Musical 2. The East High Wildcats are gearing up for big fun as they land the coolest summer jobs imaginable. Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), Chad (Corbin Bleu), and Taylor (Monique Coleman) have scored sweet gigs at the Lava Springs Country Club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. Sharpay's first rule of business: Get Troy. As Troy experiences a life of privilege he's never known, will he give up the Wildcats and Gabriella to rise to the top?

Live blog

Time Comment
2:00 What time is it? Ten past three. Weird.
4:19 The ball skills of these kids are impressive.
7:29 I like that she has someone following her around and closing her lockers behind her.
10:52 There’s liking pink and then there’s that pink car.
15:34 Not sure I’m on board with the piano in the pool.
23:03 Stop throwing my food around your kitchen.
24:43 Just paused to practice writing upside down, as you do.
33:45 “Who cares? I’d caddy for Godzilla.” The thought of Godzilla playing golf has me in stitches.
34:24 Don’t land your helicopter on the golf course ffs.
35:55 I don’t think these people know how golf works. I know nothing but I know caddies don’t offer advice and they don’t play as a team.
37:20 Oh sure, let’s let the caddie play.
38:12 Did he really make that shot?? Is there anything Zac can’t do?
40:47 They don’t understand what a triple threat is either - basketball, golf and singing???
43:35 Trying to ignore how culturally inappropriate this is and focus on the meaning behind “sweet as a peach in a pineapple way.”
45:12 I really need to know more about this chair made of stone but on wheels.
50:38 Why is there a basketball in the engine of the car?
58:54 “You’re an employee, not a fairy godmother.”
1:04:16 Ooh, another song. Feels like a distinct lack of songs so far.
1:11:16 This is hard, I see both sides!
1:17:55 She demands a beat to walk out on. Epic.
1:21:08 “You’re very good at a game, I don’t want to play.”
1:31:53 I am ON BOARD for the morals. Go Troy!
1:40;07 His mic technique is really stressing me out.
1:42:05 Why does Sharpay just keep flipping to acceptance and joy?
1:44:34 Chinese lanterns. BOO.

Thoughts

No one is going to argue that this is a good film. But it’s fun and it’s the characters that guided us through the first one, and it’s just a quite enjoyable ride after a wine or two. It’s most fun to be able to pick holes in the entire thing, which probably isn’t what the makers were going for but is how it goes down best.

I thought the songs were a lot weaker, the production values on them didn’t really work for me but I couldn’t tell you a single beat from any of the tracks, whereas I’m still singing “We’re all in this together…”

Rating: 2 / 5

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