High School Musical 2 - kid's love it
My 4 year old daughter got this DVD for Christmas after I gave her Aunt and Uncle an idea for her pressie. Boy am I glad I did! This film has carried on the story from High School musical fairly well and although I would say for a sequel it's very good , it hasn't got quite the same level of catchiness to the tunes, I personally enjoy both films despite the fact I'm a 31 year old woman. Maybe I just haven't grown up yet ! This installment tells the tale of the teen dreams from East High School getting ready to make the leap into responsible semi-adulthood by taking on a Summer job during their vacation , each having their own reason for saving up some cash. Sharpay appears to have learned little from HSM and is still attempting to manipulate her way into the affections of others and manages to get Troy a job at her parent's health spa, Troy in turn manages to get jobs for his friends from the basketball team including best friend Chad and his now girlfriend Taylor and also of course Troy's own girlfriend Gabriella. This sets the scene for more shenanigans , dance numbers and singing whenever an emotion takes them over . Sharpay is set for another learning curve in the feelings of others as are Troy and Ryan , Sharpay's sidekick brother. Sharpay finds out that you can't make someone love you by giving them everything they could possibly want , Troy realises that you have to stay true to yourself and those around you , not changing because of your current circumstances and Ryan realises his own self worth , that he can be a force himself and doesn't need to live in Sharpay;s shadow for the rest of his life.
All in all this film has a lot of life lessons to teach young kids and is good clean fun for all the family . I love the Disney take on life , that everything is wrapped up nice and neatly by the end of each film and also the morality behind them , my 3 kids love this film and 2 of them are boys aged 9 and 6 , it's a universal pleaser and the characters are good clean role models for your kids to follow . I would have no hesitation in recommending this film to anyone looking for a film that can be put on the DVD player of a night and sat around with popcorn and sweets (or should I say candy since this is an all American film? ) All in all I'd give this film about 8/10 only because it wasn't quite as catchy as the original.
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hIGH sCHOOL mUSICAL 2
it was entertaining and very energetic a decent nights
loved the music loved the dancing great story line whats not to like about it especially ashley tisdale very pleasing on the eye
A great sequel
kids loved this sequel, not sure I enjoyed it as much as the first...but I'm 41, so what do I know!
A good watch
is a great film,even if it is aimed at kids.Disney do sequels well and the music is catchy.my 6 year old son loved it as much as the first one.
movie was fantastic, My 5 year old daughter as never enjoyed a film so much. The dancing and singing is fantastic. Highly recommended
DVD is great value especially if you can purchase it at a bargain price like I did. It contains lots of extras including full length feature film, soundtrack and kareoke for your little Troy or Gabriella to sing alon with.
My kids never seem to tire of watching it and it's not too bad for us adults either!
i decided to buy this film as my 3 year old son was obsessed with the first High School Musical. Almost every evening he wants to watch HSM 2, it is his favourite film! Having had the film played so many times now i can almost recite all the words to all the songs! :-s. I don't normally like these kind of musical films however i feel that this is a great
High School Musical 2 (DVD)
Upon being compelled to watch last year's Disney-movie songfest High School Musical, I cried. As in, I was moved to tears by the story of Troy (Hairspray's Zac Efron), a varsity basketball star who learns to love his inner crooner, thanks to Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), a gorgeous mathlete. I am almost grotesque in my vulnerability to stories in which kids grow and love and explore their potential — as long as they do it with jazz hands and a lot of faux-motional singing. Don't even get me started on Maxwell Caulfield's haunting Grease 2 solo, ''Charades.''
In short, I am no snob about simplistic, low-bar, rainbow-colored sing-alongs. I wanted to enjoy High School Musical 2 as much as I enjoyed High School Musical: in moderation, with a pleasant blush and a benevolent, the-kids-are-alright smile. Well, bummer for me! This inevitable sequel — a third film is already in the works — feels too simplistic, too low-bar. (The colors are still pretty.) Troy and Gabriella and their Wildcat friends land summer jobs at the exclusive golf club owned by the parents of those showboating siblings, Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) and Ryan (Lucas Grabeel). That conniving Sharpay promptly starts wooing Troy with potential college scholarships and a cushy job as a golf pro! Much is made of this not-major moral dilemma. Troy misses a date with Gabriella; Troy practices with the university basketball team; Troy enjoys his new Italian golf shoes (it's always amusing when marketing juggernaut Disney lectures kids on acquisitiveness).
Unfortunately, the franchise is overly cautious about the image of its likable, tween-idol star: Mindful that eighth graders nationwide are daydreaming of Efron giving them their first kiss while holding a teddy bear who's holding a tiny Mylar balloon, Disney never lets the guy get too mean, too spoiled, or too...anything. By the time an enraged/ashamed/sun-fevered Troy is running across the golf course, dressed in black, jabbing and spinning while he sings a song I think is called ''Bet on It! (Bet on It! (Bet on It!))'' the issue is so confused, it's not even clear what the wager is. Ambition? Loyalty? Um...stuff?
Of course, musicals needn't rely on heavy storytelling, because they have music! Here, the songs range from silly fun (the tiara'd Sharpay sings a splashy ditty called ''Fabulous'') to really just awful (there's a massive dance number on a baseball diamond that's so surreally amateurish, Will Ferrell may be behind it). HSM2 wraps with wacky ''outtakes'' that sum up the whole movie: When they're genuinely goofy, they make you grin — but too much of it feels forced.
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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2
If you are looking for cheese with more cheese on top then look no further than this.......the second instalment of a ficticious high school and its pupils (american of course)......complete with all singing, all dancing, all round cheesiness.
But on the other hand if you have girls as I do then it is a MUST HAVE DVD.....following on from High School Musical , with more songs, dances and silly storylines to keep them amused for hours.
They will probably know al the cast and songs already, but if you want a peaceful afternoon then stick this in the dvd player and let them get on with it, while you relax!!!!
It is actually quite entertaining despite the storyline and irritating songs, and you or your children can get involved with the whole thing.
So better read up on those lyrics and get ready for the kareoke!
High School Musical 2
Its time to sing and dance because there's so much more to celebrate in High School Musical 2:Extended Edition.Experience the movie in a whole new way with a never-before seen music sequence and rehearsal footage, plus sing lead vocals with High School Karaoke.
The East High Wildcats are ready to have the time of their lives. Troy (Zac Efron) is thrilled when he's offered a job in a country club, but it's all part of Sharpay's (Ashley Tisdale) plot to lure him away from Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens). How will it turn out? All questions are answered on the night of the club's Talent Show.