High School Musical 3 - Senior Year

High School Musical 3 - Senior Year

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Director: Kenny Ortega

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

     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
The phenomenally successful High School Musical franchise makes the leap onto the big screen with the third installment, High School Musical 3: Senior Year. As the name implies, this time out the students at East High are dealing with impending changes in their lives as Graduation nears. Troy (Zac Efron) wins another basketball championship with his best friend and teammate Chad (Corbin Bleu), and finds himself conflicted about his college plans, unable to choose between basketball and theater. And as if this weren't enough, he's also struggling to figure out how to maintain his relationship with loving girlfriend, Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), when she opts for early admission to Stanford. The movie's opening number, "Now or Never," is all about having one last chance to get something right. The song serves not only as a rallying cry for the Wildcat basketball team, but also as a statement of purpose for the movie's cast and crew; and it's a message that leading man Zac Efron appears to take quite seriously. HSM3 shows that the young actor has learned a thing or two since skyrocketing to the head of the teen heartthrob class with the first movie -- he's relaxed in a way he hasn't been before. During an early party scene, his natural ease with his classmates and girlfriend is tremendously endearing, showcasing a newfound confidence that replaces his once-awkward self-consciousness. That's not to say he's become lazy, he's simply learned how to modulate his charm and intensity. He's become a more seasoned performer, and this improves his dancing as well; his biggest moments here show almost no sign of the stiffness that wrecked his big solo number from HSM2 ("Bet on It"). He's come a long way as a performer since the first film. Director and choreographer Kenny Ortega varies the look and feel of the production numbers, often serving up fleeting but fun allusions to some of the legendary scenes and performers from classic musicals. There are visual references to Singin' in the Rain and Grease, as well as tributes to the choreography of both Busby Berkeley and Bob Fosse. It's as if Ortega, who directed and choreographed all three of the HSM movies, wanted to fashion a graduation day for not only the cast, but for audience members as well -- Efron and company (including Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel) get multiple chances to showcase that they are all ready to move on to bigger and better projects, and teen audiences are left with the building blocks to enjoy the rich history of movie musicals. Keep in mind, however, that as a whole the movie is certainly far from perfect. Toward the end, the storytelling gets rushed and sloppy, and it doesn't help that the last couple of numbers are much less enjoyable than most of the showstoppers in the film's first half. Those dud moments offer an unwelcome reminder that HSM3 is still, first and foremost, Disney product -- but it's a product with more quality than you might expect. It's a well-produced yearbook that will one day bring back sweet memories for the cast and fans, but probably won't be of interest to anyone who wasn't part of the scene.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2009
UPC:
0786936789423
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:57:00

Special Features

Additional scenes; Deleted scenes; HSM Bloopers; Night of Nights; It's All in the Dress; Sing-Along; Cast Goodbyes

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
Bart Johnson Coach Bolton
Alyson Reed Ms. Darbus
Olesya Rulin Kelsi Nielsen
Chris Warren Zeke
Ryne Sanborn Jason Cross
KayCee Stroh Martha Cox
Matt Prokop Jimmie "The Rocket" Zara
Justin Martin Donny Dion
Jemma McKenzie-Brown Tiara Gold
Joey Miyashima Principal Matsui

Technical Credits
Kenny Ortega Director,Choreography,Executive Producer
Daniel Aranyo Cinematographer
Peter Barsocchini Screenwriter
Bill Borden Producer
Don Brochu Editor
Douglas Cameron Sound Mixer
Mark Hansson Asst. Director
Natalie Hart Casting
Mark Hofeling Production Designer
Jeff Johnson Casting
Charles Kaplow Choreography
Charles Klapow Choreography
Jason LaPadura Casting
David Lawrence Score Composer
Wing Lee Art Director
Caroline B. Marx Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Rosenbush Producer
Don Schain Co-producer
Bonnie Story Choreography

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- High School Musical 3: Senior Year
1. "Now or Never"
2. "Right Here, Right Now"
3. Senior Year
4. Your Future
5. "I Want It All"
6. Learning How to Dance
7. "A Night to Remember"
8. Rehearsal
9. "The Boys Are Back"
10. "First Relationship" [Extended Scenes]
11. Saying Goodbye
12. "Scream"
13. A Prom for Two
14. Showtime
15. Onstage Reunion
16. "We're All in This Together"
17. End Credits

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High School Musical 3 - Senior Year 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
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this was the best movie I've ever seen. it was an unforgettable movie. if you have not lived till you have seen it.
readingmaniac777 More than 1 year ago
I love all the High School Musical movies but this was the best. I saw it in theaters and bought it the day it came out. I recommend this to all people who love musicals. There was music, basketball, and of course graduation. This was one of the best movies I've seen in a while and I did not regret buying it.
malloy More than 1 year ago
you are the best movie in the world you rock the movies every you are the best in the world i love all your act in the movie zac is the best in the world hope you make this to the top one movie if all time you sould put on the movie on everwhere
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The High School Musical 3 -Senior Year was so good . I love it. I enjoy this movie very very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best high school musical movie I have seen ever! If you need a present for your kids, buy this, my 19 year old sister even likes it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my son has not stop watching this movie
steph921 More than 1 year ago
totally worth it, if you're an avid fan of the musicals. its disney magic and fun, totally cheesy, and it makes me wish i attended a high school where everyone sang.. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Music was right on. We even like the Wii version! Songs are memorable. Storyline is typical HSM, but still plausible. Made the family want more HSM.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first one had a cute, funny story and catchy, poppy tunes. This one nicely wrapped up the trilogy with more candy-coated songs and a fond farewell to our favorite characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
first one is still number 1 in my book.
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