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High School Musical 3 MAG

October 29, 2008
By rmfinn GOLD, Hampshire, Other
rmfinn GOLD, Hampshire, Other
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Coming back with an all-singing, all-dancing ­spectacular finale of the terrific ­trilogy wasn't going to be easy. But Disney did it again as “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” explodes on the big screen in a huge, colorful ­display to delight youth and parents alike.

Unlike its predecessors, “High School Musical 3” was produced by Walt Disney Pictures for the box office, rather than for TV – and it shows. A bigger set, better costumes, and more spectacular musical numbers make the final film a success. Although the previous two may have been enjoyed by more of the younger generation, the final installment has something for everyone and is perfect for families or teenage girls who want to squeal hysterically at Zac Efron on the big screen.

As Troy (Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale), and Ryan (Lucas Grabeel) approach the end of high school together, they have some big decisions to make and lots of things to do. But with the pressure building and the competition mounting, can they remain friends until the end of the year?

The soundtrack is guiltily ­enjoyable. Featuring songs that are slightly less cheesy, but with that Disney magic we all know and love, it's the kind of music you might actually listen to along with your usual music. Catchy numbers like “Scream” and “The Boys Are Back,” teamed with ballads like “Walk Away” and “Right Here, Right Now,” make a perfect mix of soundtrack pop. Not to mention you'll be singing the final song, “High School Musical,” for hours after leaving the theater.

So, if you've seen the previous two, finish the journey with this one. You won't regret seeing “High School Musical 3” as it is clearly the best film in the franchise by a landslide.

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This article has 22 comments.

torrancer said...
on Oct. 15 2020 at 8:28 am
torrancer, Ewing, New Jersey
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I definitely agree! The soundtrack was amazing as well as the two other movies before this one.

on Mar. 22 2011 at 9:18 pm
callie15 BRONZE, North Plains, Oregon
3 articles 21 photos 424 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
-Chuang Tzu

"No man with a good car needs to be justified!"
-Wise Blood

haha, i totally agree. the first movies are always the best, the second ones are ok, and the third ones just suck!

on Jan. 27 2011 at 7:41 pm
Moviebuff0202 SILVER, East Setauket, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain."- Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight

Disney should avoid live-action at all costs.  Alice in Wonderland was the worst movie I have seen in three or four years.

on Jan. 22 2011 at 9:26 pm
Musicfeedsthesoul07 PLATINUM, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one. " - Bill Gates

I totally agree!!

Disney should stay away from live action in most cases...I seriously miss the days of Lion King and Princesses.

Tangled was good as was UP so Disney still does cartoons pretty well.

MarieNoel GOLD said...
on Dec. 8 2010 at 6:34 am
MarieNoel GOLD, Accra, Other
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Favorite Quote:
A hero lies in you. if you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change. MAKE THAT CHANGE!!!!!!!!!
Be the change you want to see in the world.

High school Musical was also a nice movie but the music was just too much;more like a Hindi movie

on Nov. 10 2010 at 8:19 pm
Moviebuff0202 SILVER, East Setauket, New York
7 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain."- Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight

The article was well written....


on Mar. 27 2010 at 7:52 am
Pudd1016 SILVER, Wilmington, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
'Love is a perfect bond of Union."

i love the chemistry between troy and Gabriella its so cute :)

sethsgirl GOLD said...
on Feb. 18 2010 at 6:19 pm
sethsgirl GOLD, Jensen Beach, Florida
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High school musical 1 was da best! cuz it waz da first and there always the best

on Nov. 2 2009 at 3:52 pm
Maddyaz96 BRONZE, Cave Creek, Arizona
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This was very nice review. I love all the high school musical movies. I also have all the movies on dvd.

xDDDDD said...
on Jul. 3 2009 at 8:39 pm
i hate hsm. especailly hsm3. but nice review....XD

on Jun. 24 2009 at 6:26 am
GreenDayFan SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is just a new beginning."
-Uptown Girls

i think high school musical was better than the others just because it was the origanel but i loved the 3rd movie and by the way great work on the review!!!

on May. 22 2009 at 5:45 pm
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ii LOVE DiS MOViE!!!

on May. 15 2009 at 4:04 pm
eddie shifrin, Louisville, Kentucky
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on Apr. 28 2009 at 8:22 pm
i love the song "can i have this dance!"

HOPEMVP said...
on Apr. 27 2009 at 3:25 pm
I like the moviem your review however was... better eneded than began

on Feb. 15 2009 at 3:55 am
i reall do like your shows.thanks

on Jan. 29 2009 at 11:30 pm
I so agree with you, This was by far the greatest HSm movie, I loved the song "High School Musical" My dad was singing it for about a week when he heard it himself. Awsome review, hope you write more.

tweedle dee said...
on Jan. 29 2009 at 1:07 pm
this is a great article, but i hate high school musical

angela k779 said...
on Jan. 14 2009 at 12:03 am
I happy to say that this movie freakin rocked!

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on Jan. 2 2009 at 5:32 pm
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