Saturday, August 25, 2007

High School Musical 2

So I finally finished watching the second installment of HSM. The dancing was great, the music was ok. In terms of comparing to the first HSM, it wasn't half as good- maybe because the performers this time knew they were in a "musical" where before they just put on a good show and had fun. The one thing I appreciate about this new franchise is the attention it is getting fomr young people who have never seen, much less heard of a movie musical and hopefully that will translate into the theatre. With the addition of a few feature movie musicals lately doing big box office, many people give credit to Chicago for giving new life to this dying art. No, if that were the case it would have started earlier with Moulan Rouge- in my opinion High School Muscial (the first one) has created the growing trend of making movie musicals ok. Hairspray the movie musical, which I neglected to write about even after I had seen it for the second time and waiting to see it a third, is gggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttttt! It is a great translation of a theatre musical that was once a movie now back to a movie. If it wasn't for HSM, I don't thinks that movie would have ever been made. Just waiting for HSM3, 4, 5 & 6- Troy and Gabriella go to college while Sharpay (I have no idea how to spell that) and her sorority sisters sabotage their show and relationship ... Troy and Gabriella get married while Sharpay and the disgrunted bridesmaids sabotage their wedding... Troy and Gabriella have kids while Sharpay and the other moms in the play group sabotage their PTO meetings... Troy and Gabriella move into the old folks home and Sharpay sabotages the jello they get on Tuesdays... as long as it is all sung and danced, that's ok.

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