I know the High School Musical series is viewed as wonderful for children, but as an adult?
I got tired of “wholesome” entertainment when I was a child. One of the perks of being an adult is that I can watch movies with sex, drugs, violence or a combination thereof ANY TIME I WANT.
The musical numbers in High School Musical 2 are constructed with the charm and aesthetic stylings of a Doublemint gum commercial, which were adorable in thirty second spots but not in arduous musical numbers.
The acting? I don’t even know how the actors did. I was too distracted by Zac Efron’s Tammy Faye Bakker-like application of foundation to notice anything else. From the first five minutes it’s obvious in the most painful way what’s coming and how it’s going to be resolved. With a squeaky clean, sanitized version of teen life, it’s unfulfilling…boring…predictable. The one shining spot could have been the musical numbers but those don’t come close to hitting the mark.
I refuse to see the third one. I REFUSE.