High School Musical 2(2007)
In the second installment of the Disney franchise, high school student Troy Bolton stresses over getting a job, with the price of college expenses looming on his mind, as well as trying to make sure he and Gabriella Montez are able to stay together all summer. This situation attracts the attention of Sharpay Evans, who attempts to steal Troy for herself by hiring him at her family's country club.
High School Musical 2(2007)
I loved the first high school musical film so I paid for the on demand to see this sequel earlier. However, it wasn't up to my expectation.Surely there were new outfits(including bathing suits), larger stage sets, better choreography, and various styles of songs. So it was not bad if you just want to see more singing and dancing, or if you are fans that only expect to see them again.But I felt there was something lacking. I sensed more of showing off other than real passionate acting in there (Well, it must be hard to do so after they become famous), which made the characters pop out of the story and become unreal. And the plot (especially the ending) was dry and unconvincing, making it even worse.HERE STARTS THE SPOILER -------------------------------------------Firstly, the setting in the resort country club wasn't indeed necessary. It doesn't need to be in the country club to play base ball, swimming, or join a talent show. And the golf scenes actually made the plot weaker because it is hard to believe that Troy was "naturally" gifted in golf as well. Come on, he is a human after all. Making everyone else play stupidly wouldn't make him more like a genius. On the other hand, Sharpay's make up reminds me nothing more than Paris Hilton, especially her sun glasses and hair styles. And it is so sad to see that supporting roles didn't have chance to show their own personalities at all this time. The major weakness is the ending. By the time I saw Troy coming back to talk to Sharpay, I was expecting Sharpay and Troy to sing together then Ryan and Gabriella. But no, Sharpay and Ryan has nothing to do with it in the end. Ryan asked Troy to do a favor for Sharpay, which turned out to be just another revenge to his sister, as if rejecting her in face was not enough. He directed the show knowing Troy wouldn't be singing, then in another split second he suddenly gave his role to Troy graciously and left himself out of it. And most interestingly, Sharpy, who was abandoned by Troy, rejected by Ryan, then tricked by troy again to believe she would have a chance to sing, end up finding herself kicked out. After all these, she was still amazingly happy and felt thankful to her brother. Well,not even Pairs Hilton would be this dumb. It can't be clearer that such a plot only wanted to show that this film was all about Troy and Gabriella, nobody else dares to sing in the closing show. OK, I get it.
For the past 31/2 weeks, Klapow has invested 12-hour days in rehearsals, leading a team of world-class skaters through the slippery motions. Following the film's plot (a "Romeo and Juliet"/"West Side Story" collision of two high school juniors in rival cliques), Klapow is attempting to transpose the drama onto ice.
As the tale goes, characters Troy Bolton, captain of the Wildcats basketball team at East High School, meets shy transfer student Gabriella Montez. When the two audition for lead roles in their high school musical, they must combat the tension it causes between their friends.
Sure, the High School Musical trilogy mostly takes place at East High School and shines a spotlight on teenage rivalries, high school romances, and the drama of drama club, but High School Musical 2 will have you singing along about the start of the summer. 041b061a72