High School Musical 2

High School Musical 2

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Director: Kenny Ortega

Cast: Kenny Ortega, Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

     
 

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Kenny Ortega's High School Musical 2 reunites the cast from the hit made-for-Disney Channel original to tell another story in the lives of the musically inclined students attending East Side High. The sequel takes place primarily at the Lava Springs Country Club, an exclusive summer resort that hires Wildcat basketball hero Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), his genius…  See more details below

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Kenny Ortega's High School Musical 2 reunites the cast from the hit made-for-Disney Channel original to tell another story in the lives of the musically inclined students attending East Side High. The sequel takes place primarily at the Lava Springs Country Club, an exclusive summer resort that hires Wildcat basketball hero Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), his genius girlfriend Gabriella Montez ({Vanessa Hudgens), and their two best friends. The parents of scheming Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) own the resort, and she wields her remarkable power in an attempt to win Troy away from Gabriella. Eventually Troy must decide between a bright future with a scholarship, or true love. High School Musical 2 premiered on the cable outlook on August 17, 2007.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
High School Musical 2 is much slicker than its predecessor, and this works both to the film's advantage and its detriment. On the plus side, the choreographer is much sharper this time around. Many of the early big numbers work like old-school musical numbers from the forties and fifties. The opening set piece, a celebration of summer vacation, showcases the best of what director/choreographer Kenny Ortega can do. The people and the camera move with a kinetic energy that communicates the joy of summer. Spoiled Sharpay's ode to being "Fabulous" joyfully skewers the trendy, flashy fashions surrounding a Paris Hilton wannabe. Where the first film incorporated basketball into a dance, this film has a softball number that ups the ante, pointedly stressing that dancing requires just as much athletic ability as sports. All of these numbers benefit from the bigger budget, and the more assured choreography. Sadly, the blandly generic story makes it a less successful work overall. The story isn't even about a High School Musical; it's about a summer camp talent show performance. So basically the title is now a brand as opposed to a description of the movie. The story, though, boils down to a rather uninspired tale of a boy being tempted away from the girl he loves. The first film, with its message of never being afraid to be who you are even if it means doing things your friends don't expect, offered a satisfying tale of self-respect and self-discovery. This time around the story seems to be getting in the way of the songs instead of being their reason for existing. High School Musical 2 offers many more winning individual moments than the film that inspired it, but the first movie works better as a whole.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
UPC:
0786936814453
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
TV-G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1AB
Time:
1:51:00
Sales rank:
21,538

Special Features

Sing along feature; High School karaoke; Rehearsal cam; Bloopers ; Music videos

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zac Efron Troy Bolton
Vanessa Hudgens Gabriella Montez
Ashley Tisdale Sharpay Evans
Lucas Grabeel Ryan Evans
Corbin Bleu Chad Danforth
Monique Coleman Taylor McKessie
Olesya Rulin Kelsi Nielsen
Chris Warren Zeke
KayCee Stroh Martha Cox
Ryne Sanborn Jason Cross
Alyson Reed Ms. Darbus
Bart Johnson Coach Bolton
Mark L. Taylor Mr. Fulton
Robert Curtis-Brown Actor
Jessica Tuck Actor
Tanya Chisholm Actor

Technical Credits
Kenny Ortega Director,Choreography,Co-producer
Daniel Aranyo Cinematographer
Peter Barsocchini Screenwriter
Bill Borden Executive Producer
Seth Flaum Editor
Natalie Hart Casting
Mark Hofeling Production Designer
Jeff Johnson Casting
Jason LaPadura Casting
David Lawrence Score Composer
Barry Rosenbush Executive Producer
Don Schain Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- High School Musical 2
1. Introduction [:00]
2. Welcome to Lava Springs [:00]
3. "Work This Out" [:01]
4. Picnic on the Green [:00]
5. "You Are the Music in Me" [:00]
6. Caddies For the Day [:00]
7. Family Dinner [1:33]
8. "Humuhumunu Kunukuapua'a" [3:37]
9. Late For a Date [3:23]
10. Golf Lesson [:37]
11. Yesterday's Team [1:22]
12. Staff Baseball Game [2:45]
13. Talent Show Practice [3:20]
14. Poolside Breakup [4:20]
15. "Bet on It" [:09]
16. The Big Night [3:10]
17. "Everyday" [:37]
18. Here's to Right Now [2:43]
19. Staff Pool Party [1:08]
20. End Credits [3:26]

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High School Musical 2 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
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This movie was awsome!
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This movie is the best movie on earth, i guarentee that you will never get sick of this movie you would want to see it again and again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am 13 years old and I found this movie immature and cliche, especially the ending. I would recommend this movie to approximately 8-10 but definitely nobody older than 11. I do not see what people really enjoyed in this movie.
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this movie was so cool
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I'm older than 13 and I loved this movie. I can watch it again and again, I love musicals!
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I think this movie teaches good skills to little kids but isn't good for teens. I'm getting this for my 9 and 7 year old neices who are crazy for High School Musical.
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this was a great movie. even if you didnt see the first High School Musical movie, WATCH THIS!
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It was horrible, 'nough said.
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This is aq great movie, it will help a lot of peple to listen to their heart and it has romance I really would want you to see it and listen to it.
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