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High School Musical 3: Senior Year

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John Bramley

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/24/08
performer:
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale
director:
Kenny Ortega
distributor:
Walt Disney Pictures
author:
Peter Barsocchini
genre:
musical

We gave it a B

Look, I’m not exactly the target demo for Zac Efron’s brand of nonthreatening teen steam or Vanessa Hudgens’ chipmunk-cheeked chastity. But honestly, has there ever been a better moment for a cheery kids-put-on-a-show spectacular like High School Musical 3: Senior Year? The economy’s in the crapper. We’re fighting two wars. Even our gold-plated Olympic hero gets busted for allegedly doing bong hits. We could use a little shiny-happy optimism, right? Well, why not kick back and let the G-rated student body at Albuquerque’s East High belt out a few Disney song confections, wave their jazz hands, and give stuck-up rich girl Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale, channeling an evil Elle Woods) her comeuppance? Sure, you?ll still have your problems when the last deleted scene or blooper-reel gag on the EXTRAS is over, but it’s only a matter of time before High School Reunion 4! B