Becky and I took the kids to see the much awaited High School Musical: Senior Year last week at the Kerasotes theaters in Castle Rock, CO. The MSN movie website at High School Musical 3 describes the movie as follows:
“High School Musical 3: Senior Year continues the ongoing tune-filled love story between basketball player Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and brainy beauty Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Anne Hudgens). As they head toward high-school graduation, the couple realizes that they’ll be separated when they head to different colleges in the fall, so they join with their friends to produce a spring musical that will help them express their hopes and fears about the future. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide”
High School Musical 3 is the third installment of the wildly successful High School Musical from Disney starring Zac Efron and the rest of the Disney Channel crew. It’s the first time it’s hit the Big Screen though and it’s cranked out $42 million at the box office so far. Apparently, the Disney machine knew what they were doing with this series. I mention Zac because he’s been on more magazine covers this year than any other actor. He’s actually been dating his on screen love interest, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, for the past few years as well, but you probably already know that if you’re reading this article.
Our daughter Bianca, who is seven, along with every little girl in our neighborhood and at her Elementary school, have seen the other High School Musicals too many times to count. Needless to say, we were not getting out of seeing this one, and Becky’s apparently a fan of this series as well, so Corban (our 8 year old) and I were stuck going. Conroy, who is 10, was neutral and likes the series more than Corban for sure.
Like Grease for a new generation is the best way to describe High School Musical, but I have to admit that it is very well done. I’m not a huge fan of musicals, but the music and the dancing were very good. I have always had a hard time watching what is more like a play while at the movies. It’s really hard to believe that people will suddenly break into song during a basketball game or out with their friends. I know, I’m missing the point of the musical genre.
It’s the number one movie in America and probably won’t be knocked off anytime soon. Expect to see plenty of elementary and teenage girls when you go to see this one. Corban had a buddy who was there and his friend loved it. I can’t say the same for Corban, but we were overruled this time for sure by the rest of the family.
John – ** Rental
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
Corban – * Don’t Bother
Bianca – **** Don’t Miss It
Conroy – ** Worth The Trip
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