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High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  24 October 2008 (USA)
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As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.

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Troy and the gang of East High School are going through their senior year, facing graduating and going their separate ways. Coming to terms with the reality of it all, Troy wants to attend the nearby University of Albuquerque next year on a basketball scholarship, but Gabriella wants to attend Stanford University in California. Meanwhile, Sharpay, the school's shallow and spoiled rich girl, plots to go all out planning the school's final musical show with the idea to add music to her hopes and fears about the future. While Sharpay takes an up-and-coming British exchange student under her wing, her flamboyant fraternal twin brother, Ryan, has his sights set on something different after school. In addition, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate Chad, and Garbiella's best friend Taylor, all have their sights set on their plans after high school and come to terms with the reality of the real world. Written by Anonymous

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,742,682 (UK) (31 October 2008)

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$90,556,401 (USA) (30 January 2009)
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A disappointment as it ditches the previous success formula
31 December 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This is the third year in high school for the teenagers of East High, and they have to make their final year special by staging a play altogether.

"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" is a disappointment compared to the previous two "High School Musicals". The previous two radiates youthful energy and vibrant happiness, this one just lacks any of these qualities. There are no catchy songs, as the songs have a more contemporary feel, ditching the previous bubblegum formula. Many of the songs are not related to high school at all, such as the dance that occurs in a car dump which is so random.

It seems the filmmakers want to revamp the High School Musical cast to become more mature to prepare for possible sequels. However, such a move does not work as it alienates existing fans while fails to attract new fans with their new direction.


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