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Genre: Children's DVDs - Disney / Production Year: 2007 / Actors: Zac Efron

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      25.07.2010 20:48
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      Proper little show number A 5,6,7,8...

      High School Musical 2 is the sequal to HSM 1 in which the young starts embarked on a magical journey in which they won the big game in basketball and the schoolacstic decathlon.
      The main charachters "Troy,Gabriella,Sharpay,Ryan,Chad and Taylor" need a summer job. Sharpays parents own Lava Springs country club outside of town and somehow they all manage to land a job there, but the job only went to Troy, in Sharpays knowledge. Her parents had hired the wildcats to keep her company throughout summer break.

      Sharpay finds out that all the wildcats have been employed by her parents she filps out and tries to work her magic on the others to make them leave with the help of her trusty friend(and manager of the country club) persuades the wildcats to quit, incluing Gabriella.
      Troy discovers some self truthes and has to choose between love and ego, what will he discover?

      The film includes these musical numbers (only the main ones have been listed)
      1. What time is it
      2. Fabulous
      3.Gotta go my own way
      4. Bet on it.
      5.Everyday
      6.All for one.
      7.You are the music in me.

      All of which performed by the original cast including the composer( play-maker) Kelsi neelson, who plays and writes the music for the stars to sing. Sharpay decided that for the Lava Springs talent show she and Troy would sing together, but to Troys knowledge he doesn't want to,although he is not really given a choice when he promised the manager in front of Sharpay to make himself look god. The couple were going to sing a Hawaian number called HumaHumaApoia but when a surprise guest arrives on the night of show business Sharpay is shown to her seat.

      In the film we learn all about the charachters life styles and become more involved in their personal lives by learning secrets about all of them. The group bond throughout the summer and become stronger therefore presenting an opportunity to sing their last and final song of summer "All for one".

      This edition of the movie is extended because in the original movie the song HumaHumaApoia is not sung, but is an extra only located on this disc. You can also be a part of the crew with a karaoke option located in the music and more section. You can watch the rehearsal sequences while the film was beingmade.

      The price of the film varies. Amazon sell it for £2.40 excluding delivery and places like Asda and Sainsburys sell it for roughly £7.
      The film, being released in 2007 is a recently old but loved classic and since has been followed with the supposed final HSM film HSM3.
      The quality of the visual effects is very good and plays in all DVD players and is definitely a recommendation from me :)
      Thanks for reading

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        05.06.2010 10:20
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        I am far from belonging to the Oh-Troy-and-Gabriella-I-Love-You kind, nor would I consider myself as a High School Musical fan. But even I couldn't deny the strong and quirky entertaining factor that was present in High School Musical 2, sequel to the first movie. I think that the reason why I liked this film so much was because of the rather diabolical presence of Sharpay; she definitely impressed me more than Disney's good-girl personification of Vanessa Hudgens. Also, the songs in this film were all really, really terrific and I would definitely say that they impressed me more than the first film.


        Summer's finally here and Gabriella, Taylor, Kelsie, Martha along with the Wildcats are looking forward to their holidays- but they are also on the prowl for summer jobs to start saving up for college. When a mysterious phone call asks Troy whether he's interested in working at Lava Springs country club, he accepts on condition that they hire his friends too. Sharpay's family own that club and she's less than thrilled to see Troy not arriving alone as she intended. She gets her claws out and starts plotting on winning Troy for herself by alienating him from his friends, and from Gabriella...


        Like I mentioned earlier, I definitely loved Sharpay's charater. Since this is a movie aimed primarily at kids, this character was shown as flawed, but with some positive touches to her personalities. But I cannot stop admiring the first-class performance delivered by Ashley Tisdale in this role. It was all done à la Paris Hilton and her prima-donna meets drama queen personification was simply outstanding. I think that she really made the film fun for me to watch because I'm someone who usually cannot stand these perfect sort of flawless characters who are there to moralize you. Movies for me are all about entertainment and feeling good, and Ashley Tisdale certainly provided this.


        There was obviously plenty of chemistry between the lead actors- Zac Effron and Vanessa Hudgens, especially considering the fact that they were a real-life couple. Their acting was okay- I have to (grudgingly) admit that Vanessa Hudgen's performance was really well-delivered. However, I just cannot stand her character. This, of course, has nothing to do with the actress but I really feel like Disney could have created a more realistic and relatable character, especially for kids. Also, I really, really liked Kaycee Stroh's bubbly persona in the film- it's just sad that we got to see so little of her. The cast was all great, and there was plenty of strong chemistry between them all, which really serves in influencing their image as close friends. The fact that all of them had very strong screen presences didn't hurt either!


        Like I said, the songs in this film were really nice. I particularly loved Sharpay's number, Fabulous. I find myself singing to this every time I watch the film! In terms of romance, Troy and Gabriella's 'You are the Music in Me', as well as 'Gotta Go my Own Way' really seemed to capture the mood of the moments. However, I have to say that there were some songs/dance numbers that really seemed ridiculous and somewhat funny to me. There's a particular solo for Troy- "Bet on It', and I laughed out loud at the actor trashing around by himself, doing wide hand gestures and singing at the same time.


        Main Cast includes:
        Zac Efron as Troy
        Vanessa Hudgens as Troy
        Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay
        Lucas Grabeel as Ryan
        Corbin Bleu as Chad
        Monique Coleman as Taylor
        Mark Taylor as Mr Fulton
        Bart Johnson as Jack
        Olesya Rulin as Kelsi
        Kaycee Stroh as Martha


        DVD Extras include:
        Sing Alongs


        I know this is a musical, but I certainly would have appreciated something more than Sing Along for kids in my Extras! One star off for this!


        Overall, not a bad movie. It's quirky and entertaining and quite fun to watch as well. I really liked this one more than the first! Highly recommended!



        ~Thanks for reading~

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          20.02.2010 19:10
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          Enjoyable watch!

          High School Musical 2 is the second movie in the High School Musical franchise and like it's predecessor was a Disney Channel Original Movie. It first aired in the US in August 2007 and then in the UK in September 2007 (as per IMDB).

          It's the final day of school for those who attend East High and everyone is excited about the summer holidays. Troy and Gabriella plan to spend the entire summer together with their friends as well as trying to juggle jobs, while Sharpay and Ryan are off to their exclusive country club, Lava Springs. Sharpay comes to the decision that herself and Troy should be together and sets about getting him a job at Lava Springs. Troy agrees but only if the rest of the Wild Cats can also have jobs.

          The Wild Cats descend on Lava Springs much to Sharpay's disgust. As the Wild Cats seem to take over Lava Springs, Sharpay is trying her best to get Troy away from Gabriella. Not only that, but everyone is busy rehearsing for the annual talent show - of which Sharpay has won multiple times.

          As Troy gets more and more confused about who he's supposed to be with as well as which college he's supposed to go to and ends up alienating all those closest to him: Chad and Gabriella. Ryan also feels as though he's being dumped by his sister as she tries to woo Troy. Will Troy figure out where his loyalties lie or will Sharpay manage to get her claws into him for good?

          I was a huge fan of the original High School Musical, although I only watched it for the first time a year or so ago unlike the rest of the young population. After watching the first HSM, I quickly managed to see the two sequels and enjoyed them just as much. I re-watched the first HSM recently and again managed to watch the second a few days after and I'm pleased to say I enjoyed both second time around.

          All of the cast from the original return for HSM2; Zac Efron as Troy, Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella, Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay, Lucas Grabeel as Ryan, Corbin Bleu as Chad. They all put in great performances. Since Zac and Vanessa started dating during the original HSM, it makes the relationship between Troy and Gabriella so much more believable. I think Zac Efron is a competent actor and he's growing on me the more I see him. Ashley Tisdale puts in a fantastic performance (again) as Sharpay. It's as if she's channeling her inner Paris Hilton and the result is hilarious. Everyone else puts in competent performances.

          The music and choreography is just as great - if not better - than the original. Some standout songs for me include the first number "What Time Is It?" which also has some stunning choreography, "You Are The Music In Me" and "I Gotta Go My Own Way" both of which Troy and Gabriella sing together. I also loved Sharpay's performance of "Fabulous". The choreography always blows me away and I love it when the songs are performed by the entire cast.

          My main problem with the original HSM was the dubbing - when the actors were supposed to be singing, it came across as incredibly unrealistic and drove me bananas. I think the dubbing/acting was better throughout HSM2 but it was still apparent the actors were miming. It didn't drive me as crazy as the original, but it did still annoy me. It's a shame the actors couldn't put more into the acting part of their songs as that really lets the film down.

          Overall HSM2 is well worth a watch, particularly if you're a fan of musicals. It has a stellar enough teen cast, the songs are incredibly catchy and the choreography is amazing. High School Musical 2 is enjoyable and is a must-watch if you enjoyed the original.

          CAST
          Zac Efron ... Troy Bolton
          Vanessa Hudgens ... Gabriella Montez
          Ashley Tisdale ... Sharpay Evans
          Lucas Grabeel ... Ryan Evans
          Corbin Bleu ... Chad Danforth
          Monique Coleman ... Taylor McKessie
          Mark L. Taylor ... Mr. Fulton
          Bart Johnson ... Jack Bolton

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            17.02.2010 11:21
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            join in the summer fun with the wild cats gang

            I'm not ashamed to admit that at 24 I am a huge high school musical fan. I have already reviewed the first film, which I absolutely loved, and in which I think I played down my love of the series a bit more. But oh well the cat is out of the bag, I'm a fan and when the second one came out on dvd I couldn't wait to buy it.

            It is following the same great cast from the first film, Troy and Gabriella (who are now a couple), Ryan and Sharpee Evans, Chad and Taylor and the rest of their group of friends. But as Sharpee points out ... 'It's summer Ryan...everything changes!!'
            The last we saw them was at the auditions to the winter musicale. Well it's now the end of term and the start of summer. Troy , Gabriella and the rest of the wildcats are all looking for summer jobs, while Sharpee and Ryan are heading off to their parents country club, lava springs. Sharpee has set her sights on winning Troy off Gabriella and so arranges for Troy to be employed in the country club. Little does she know that he has brought the whole team , including Gabriella with him.
            Much chaos and hilarity ensues as Sharpee tries to get the rest of the team to quit and desperately tries to win over Troy and convince him to sing with her in the talent contest (oh yes of course there is a talent contest and an excuse to sing!!).
            Troy struggles with the opportunities that Sharpee offers him and not only falls out with the rest of the team but gets dumped by Gabriella.

            The back drop of the country club and the gorgeous blue skies really makes you want to join in the summer fun!!

            I won't spoil the ending (although its disney what do you really expect to happen?!) but expect lots of fun, laughter, dance routines and cheesy songs!!!

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            18.08.2009 17:09
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            Happy, fun, cheesy and camp - a brilliant typical Disney film!!

            I am a big fan of High School Musical in general. The first film whilst simple and with not that much money spent on it is easily the best of the 3 movies that have been out now. A lot of people rate this as the worst but I don't think so. This is much better than the third (I suppose you can say the film's all steadily go downhill as they come out - too much of a good thing perhaps).

            The high school the gang all attend, East High, is on summer vacation and the guys all decide to get a summer job at a holiday resort called Lava Springs after Troy gets a job and invites everyone along. Evil duo Sharpay and Ryan spend their summer vacation at the resort and when the gang arrive to start their jobs, Sharpay sets her sights on trying to make Troy succumb to her better nature before the summer's out. Of course there is a talent contest at the resort, and Troy and Gabriela are all set to sing a duet - after much soul searching from Troy who again decides what he wants more - basketball or singing. Sharpay of course wants to be the star of the show, but Ryan is not convinced - will he take his sister's side? Lots of singing and dancing around later you get the lovely satisfying ending you were hoping for.

            Much the same sort of plot as the last film I hear you cry - yes but it's done with a bigger budget, better songs and although the original will always be the best this is a great, fun, summer movie. Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay steals every scene she is in once again - these movies would not have been as good without her. And every school has a Sharpay - the bitchy girl who thinks shes the most popular girl in school and the one who tries to always get her way - so it's easy to relate. Zac Efron as Troy has buffed himself up since the last film which will surely keep the hordes of teenage girls happy with the shirtless scenes he has going on, and Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella is the girl every little girl still wants to be - the smart one with beauty as well as brains.

            Unlike the first film, Zac Efron sings all his own songs (in HSM1 his songs were mainly sung by Lucas Gabreel who plays Ryan) and Zac certainly stands out three quarters through the film with a solo song and dance routine that could have come straight out of Footloose; shame he turned Kevin Bacon's role down in the remake he would have been great.

            The dance routines are clearly more complex than the first film - again all choreographed by the brilliant Kenny Ortega - and are much cleaner and much more satisfying than from the original. Everyone's singng is better, everyone looks more polished and overall everyone loks like they're enjoying this film more.

            This film is Disney at its best, although High School Musical does seem to get rammed down everyone's throat with a new movie is out. It's cheesy, it's fun, it's a feel good film. Kids will love it and even parents will be able to raise a smile or two. And even twenty something year olds (like me) will love this film (sad but true).

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            18.08.2009 14:45
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            This Disney carry on from High School Musical keeps the flag flying for the famous cast

            Sequal to Disney's High School Musical (the first film of the series) this Emmy Award winning follow on features new songs, new horizons and new fun. With the usual cast- Vanessa Hudgens (Gabriella) and Zac Efron (Troy) take the lead as the romantic young lovers and continue their high school adventures along with the help of friends Chad (Corbin Bleu), Taylor (Monique Coleman) and twins Ryan (Lucas Grabeel) and Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale).

            Premiered in Disneyland, August 17th 2007, Anaheim, Calafornia, it followed on the sucess of Peter Barsocchini's 2006 piece with an upbeat and varied soundtrack featuring hits "What Time Is It", "Fabulous" and "Bet On It". Similar to the style of High School Musical, it is very predictable- a different storyline, however very relating themes, musical styles and ending. Friendship, young love and high school problems are still explored with characters that youngsters can relate to and the regular prescence of some talented singers.

            This 104 minute feature that was entended to 111 minutes later, follows the cast as siblings Sharpay and Ryan go to their family's country club, "Lava Springs" to spend their summer in bliss being waited on. This is disrupted when the princess of cool Sharpay's classmates turn up to work and have some fun at the club. There is arguments and the usual Sharpay-Troy-Vanessa love triangle, but is it resolved when a talent show and pool party at the end brings the film into a "Wildcat" happy zone, leaving the audience feeling fufilled and smiley.

            Adapted on stage, ice, in books and throughout excelling merchandise, it is an expected release- unsurprising and not anything special, but definitly has its moments. The cast will live on in the hearts of many kids, teens and families forever.

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            18.08.2009 00:19
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            The worst out of the 3

            HSM 2 was released in 2007, only a year after the first film. It is rated U, like the first film and the original version is 104 minutes long and the extended cut is 111 minutes long. This sequel overtook the viewing numbers of the first film by 10 million, making it the highest rated Disney movie at the time.

            Plot
            East High has just broken up for the summer and the gang want to have the best summer ever before their senior year. Troy lands a job at a country club, Lava Springs and gets all of his friends jobs too so they can be together. The problem is, Sharpay and Ryan are members of the club. Sharpay is the one who got him the job in the first place so she can get closer to Troy.

            Sharpay wants to sing with Troy in the club's talent contest but gets angry when Kelsi writes a ballad for Troy and Gabriella. Sharpay causes all kinds of trouble and interferes with Troy's plan so she can get her own way.

            Main cast
            Troy Bolton - Zac Efron
            Gabriella Montez - Vanessa Hudgens
            Sharpay Evans - Ashley Tisdale
            Ryan Evans - Lucas Grabeel
            Chad - Corbin Bleu
            Taylor - Monique Coleman
            Kelsi - Olesya Rulin
            Mr Fulton - Mark L. Taylor
            Mrs Evans - Jessica Tuck
            Mr Evans - Robert Curtis Brown

            DVD special features:
            Exclusive music scene
            Sing along feature
            Rehearsal footage
            Music videos

            My Opinion
            I didn't like this film nearly as much as HSM but it was still all right. The story wasn't as interesting as the first film and although I didn't like the story as much, at least it was more original and it didn't seem like most of it came from another film.

            All of the main characters stand out at some point in the film but mainly because you can't really ignore any of them when they start singing and dancing every 5 minutes. The actors are all full of life and really put a lot of effort into each role, especially the dance sequences which must have taken a long time to get right.

            It was nice to see Ryan break away from his sister in this film because he didn't agree with what she was doing and I really liked that the good guys took him in and tried to include him in their gang. Ashley Tisdale was amazing as always and I was really glad to see her character become even more scheming and selfish than before. Tisdale has some really funny facial expressions, which really add something special to Sharpay's character.

            The acting in this sequel is somewhat better than in the first. Zac Efron was much better and he didn't come across as flat most of the time like he did before. Vanessa Hudgens still annoyed me though but at least she has a good voice to carry her through.

            It doesn't take long for HSM2 to get in full swing with the first song breaking out after about 3 minutes. 'What time is it' was one of my favourite ones from this film and I loved the dance sequence that went with it.

            My favourite scene was where Sharpay, Ryan and the Sharpettes perform their song for Troy. I was sat there thinking what the hell is this and what does 'Humuhumunukunukuapua'a' mean. I still have no clue. I think the main reason why I liked this scene so much was because it was so utterly silly that I couldn't help laughing the whole way throughout. No wonder Troy looks so scared in this scene, I think I'd rather kill myself than have to sit there.

            I think if you never knew this was a Disney film before watching it, you could probably guess that it was. 'So long as we're together it will be ok right?' pretty much sums up the cheesiness of this film as well as its predictability. HSM 2 is packed with fun songs and a fun storyline guaranteed to make you smile. I do think if the makers had at least made it a PG and were able to add in some bitchier lines etc, it would have appealed to a wider audience and the older watchers would have liked it a bit more.

            Overall, HSM2 is very enjoyable but no way near as good as #1 and 3. Great for an easy afternoon where you don't have to think at all throughout.

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              02.08.2009 01:29
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              Great sequal to what was a great first film

              High School Musical 2 is the sequel hit Disney TV Channel film, High School Musical.

              HSM2 was aired only on TV, same as the first one, it wasn't released in cinema's which after the hugely popular first edition you'd think Disney would want to release at the cinema's as it would make a fortune, but they didn't. The film premiered on 17th August 2007 at Disneyland California.

              The film stars the same amazing cast as HSM1, Zac Efron (as Troy Bolton), Vanessa Hudgens (as Gabriella Montez), Ashley Tisdale (as Sharpay Evans), Lucas Grabeel (as Ryan Evans), Corbin Bleu (as Chad Danforth) and Monique Coleman (as Taylor McKessie).

              The first scene is of the gang at school, waiting for Summer vacation to start, as the bell sounds the whole school floods the corridoors, as Summer Vacation begins and the first song of this film starts 'What Time Is It'.

              Sharpay & Ryan plan on chilling this Summer and sunbatheing, at their families country club, Lava Springs. But Sharpay, who's after Troy, gets him a job at the club as he stresses over raising funds for college over Summer & the next, which is to be his last, year at East High. Troy convinces the club manager to also hire Gabriella and his close friends, Chad & Taylor.

              Sharpay is fuming and demands they are fired, to which they are not after Sharpays mother approved their hiring so they work hard to make them wish to quit but Troy pulls back his friends spirits and get's them all to stay.

              Troy continues to worry about funding for college. Sharpay senses his need and arranges for Troy to be promoted, hoping that this will convince him to sing with her at the talent show.

              Again Troy & Gabriella have things going on and may stop them performing the Midsummer Night's Talent Show. The strain of Sharpay's games to win Troy over and steal the show makes Gabriella want to quit her job, so she does and says she has lost all trust in Troy.

              With Troy distraught he is left having to either not be in the show or play the lead with Sharpay. But is it the end of the road for Troy & Gabriella or not? Watch and find out, it brought a tear to my eye.

              Hit songs again form part of HSM 2 just like HSM1 and HSM2's sequal, HSM3 including 'You Are The Music In Me', 'I Dont Dance', 'Fabulous', 'Gotta Go My Own Way', 'Everyday' and 'All For One'

              The extended edition DVD also includes...
              + Exclusive Music Scene
              + Bloopers & Outakes
              + Sing Along Version (with lyrics to sing along)
              + High School Karaoke Version
              + 3 Music Videos
              + Rehearsal Cam including 'Bounce To The Movie'

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                24.07.2009 18:17
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                A great film

                If you are not familiar with the High school musical series of movies then the only possible explanations is that you have been living on a different planet for the past 3 years. This is the second of three (so far) movies produced in this series. High school musical follows the progress of a bunch of high school teenagers, and the dilemma's they face in their life. Much more than that however, the teenagers are immensely talented in the art of song and dance.

                To tell you the whole story would ruin the film experience, so I'll keep to the basics.

                Troy and Gabriella are the main characters in this film once again. Troy is a basketball star and following HSM1 he is also a singing sensation. Gabriella is one of the brightest pupils around, and again, following HSM1 everyone is now aware of her signing talents.

                In this second film Troy and Gabriella are officially an item now, but will the evil Sharpay Evans get in the way? Sharpay is still in love with Troy, and does everything within her power to split him and Gabriella up. She is intent nobody will stand in her way, not even her twin brother Ryan.

                The backdrop for this film is a country club at summer time. The East high wildcats gang all find employment here for summer break. The twist?...Sharpay and Ryan's parents own the club. As the film develops there are many trials and tribulations for the young students, not least because of Sharpay's intervention. Her influence over the manager of the club, Mr Fulton, provides humour at times, and is guaranteed to make her the villain of this second film. As the Evans family's influence at the University of Alvercherche and their basketball team eases Troy's university worries, will he be swayed by Sharpay?

                As expected there is singing and dancing throughout, which had a lot to live up to following the first film. The numbers in this movie take the music to a whole new level, with a great mix of music. My personal favourite is 'all for one'. The coreography is great and well delivered, and it must be said that Kenny Ortega has done a fantastic job in directing this.

                ZacEfron and Vanessa Ann Hudgens take the lead roles well in this film, with the enthusiasm needed, and their singing and dancing isn't bad either! Other performances of note are Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay), Corbin Bleu (Chad), Lucas Grabeel (Ryan) and Monique Coleman (Taylor).

                Although I loved this film, I don't feel the plot is quite as strong as the first or third films.

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                  17.05.2009 22:57

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                  Great film with fab songs

                  AMAZING. Even though the story line may not be that strong (very like the first high school musical story) the songs and dancing make up for it. I thought this film wouldn't be that good as the first one was already great but I really enjoyed it, maybe even more than the first one. By the end of the film I was watching the sing alone songs because I just couldn't get enough of them.

                  It tells the story of the pupils of east high working at sharpays country club, something which she is not happy about. During this time there is a talent show which sharpay has won every year and she isn't about to let her class mates steal her show. The film stars Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron and Asheley Tisdale (also stars in suite life of zac and cody) as the main characters.

                  The dancing is very well done and the music is great and quite addictive (I couldn't stop listening to it for about a week straight). There is also diferent versions of the dvds available, like a dance along version where you can learn the moves of the dances. If your not willing to buy the dvd but still want to see the film, both versions are played regularly on the disney channel. It is also sometimes played on bbc1 but not as often.

                  This film is aimed at young kids but I absolutely loved it and have also seen the third one which is also just as good as the first and second. I highly recommend this film. 10/10.

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                  Brings happiness into the eyes of the audience

                  WOW is one word which i believe sums up the whole of this film! The first high school musical was amazing and when i first heard that they was making a second one, my initial thoughts were; this will be rubbish. This is from having the experience of watching a film which is fantastic and then seeing the follow up which in many cases is nowhere as good as the original. However, this complete contrasts to that idea as i personally feel that high school musical 2 is just as brilliant as the first one. As an adult, i'm aware that the target market for the films are mainly towards children, however i have a certain love for every aspect of the films, in particular this one. I believe there is a decrease in the stereotypical "cheese" which is labelled on high school musical and replaced with a more subtle romance, giving the film an overall sense of maturity.

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                  Great for all ages.

                  Okay, so I swore to myslef Id never let myself watch any of the High School Musical Films. In total, there are 3 (for now) plus many dance versions etc but I havnt seen those.

                  High School Musical 2 (Or HSM2 for short) was strangely the first of this series of films that I saw. Being at uni and shaing a TV with others, I was persuded to sit down and watch this with them. It took a lot of persuading but I sat there. More inportantly (and shockingly), I actually enjoyed it!

                  Basically, the films are about a class of people at High school (hense the name) who most of them hav a passion for singing. dancing and basketball. This is very apparent in the film.
                  It is mainly based around two charactors, Troy Bolton (played by Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) these two basically fall in love an a lot of the show is basedaround them. However the typically American Girly girl, Sharpay Evans and her brother, Ryan Evans are also featured in the show quite a lot along with 3 or 4 others who al have their own personality shown (the sports enthusiast, the cook, the one who wants to do well etc).

                  HSM2 is basically the summer of the 1st film, its the same year but they all need summer jobs and happen to all work at Sharpay and Ryans country Manor and spa, problems arise between people and ths is all shown wth fairly good actingand some very catchy songs. These being from probably the most well known track .."what time is it", to the deleted tack Hakunananapua (this track is available on the extended DVD only, and is a bit random to say the least).

                  It is a fun film and I have seen it many times since the First, and now own the damn thing on DVD so I watch it way to often. It is easy to see why children like this film so much and adults alike.

                  My favorite track in this film is 'what time is it' and 'bet on it' (performed by just zac efron ). My favourite scene? well the pool scene where Zac Efron is barely clothed obviously haha.

                  Either way, if you have a hate for this film and havet seen it, much lik eI did, please try it. Its a lot of fun (until the songs get stuck in your head all day). And also check out 1 and 3 also.

                  Have fun!! :)

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                  16.02.2009 13:30

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                  good for kids

                  As a childrens dvd this film is very good. It is funny in parts and the storyline is engaging and interesting to follow. The characters are full of life and the dances are well choreographed. As a follow on from the first it is very good. It is Summer and the gang all have jobs at a health and fitness centre. Sharpee, who is rich, is a resident there with her parents and brother. There is a talent contest that Sharpee always wins, and wants to maintain this so she asks Troy to dance and sing with her, although he wants to sing with Gabtriella, (his girlfriend). Sharpee then competes with Gabriella for Troys attention, although ultimately he likes Gabriella better. It is all a happy ending though as they all become friends again in true High School Musical style and all sing the finale song together. There are also other cds with the songs from the film and other singstar games.

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                  25.01.2009 23:15
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                  After watching the first film on TV, I was slightly expecting to see the 2nd one on TV again. Okay so I don't have the Disney Channel, so I watched the first one on BBC1 only this film wasn't ever shown, so after 1 whole year, there was only one option, and that was to buy this on DVD. Luckily for me, in HMV, it was Buy one get one free on all Disney films, so I bought this one along with "Cars" which I had already seen.

                  The director is Kenny Ortega

                  He is a director/choreographer and has choreographed and directed many films such as "Dirty Dancing", "HSM" "HSM 3: Senior Year" and many other films, he is the director of the 2010 remake of Footloose.

                  I shall skip my actor's profiles today as I do not have the time to include them, so sorry to miss them out, but I do believe that these actors/actresses are famous because of the High School Musical films, although they had also featured in a number of films before hand!

                  So what is this film about? Well school is over for the holidays and everyone is needing a job, then all of a sudden Troy gets a job opportunity that he cannot refuse, only he really annoys Sharpay (who gave a him a push for the job), because he manages to get all he's friends (including Gabriella) to also get jobs at the same place.

                  But Sharpay manages to pull him away from his friends and destroys everyone, she has got Troy to herself (finally) but is he happy?

                  This film was way not better than the first one, the songs weren't as catchy and it didn't have much of a storyline to be totally honest, anyway I really don't know how someone couldn't have liked it, it looks like Musicals are becoming more and more popular, which is great as I do really like a musical!

                  I don't think this film is a brilliant sequel but then again, I think the 3rd one is the best sequel ever, can't wait for a 4th one, if there is one.

                  I am sorry everyone who was expecting a better review, I just do not have the time, sorry it's so basic, I'll re-do this one when I have more time on my hands.

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                    13.12.2008 22:07
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                    If you don't know the words you may be looked down on by all your friends, just don't admit it.

                    You will love this film if you are a little kid or feel like one. It is pure cheese but yet so compelling. The songs are catchy (sometimes too much, they get in your head, and you can't get them out), the actings slushy and the script is frankly awful but yeat you still love it. You love the perfect lives of these ever singin kids, and you wish that you yourself could burst into song in perfect tune and dance your troubles away in perfect synchronisation. Your 5 year old will love it, your teenager will secretly steal it, your husband will love getting sentimental with you and you will sing along like you havent since you were a teenager. Those who pretend they dont love it are liars, but still dont buy them it for christmas - it will just embaress both you and them. Save this treat for those who will really savour the cheesiness.

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