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High School Musical 2 (2007)

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School's out for summer and the East High Wildcats are ready to make it the time of their lives after landing jobs in a wealthy country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Jack Bolton
Alyson Reed ... Ms. Darbus
Chris Warren ... Zeke Baylor (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Jessica Tuck ... Mrs. Evans
Robert Curtis Brown ... Vance Evans
Mark L. Taylor ... Mr. Fulton
Ryne Sanborn ... Jason Cross
Olesya Rulin ... Kelsi Nielsen
KayCee Stroh ... Martha Cox
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Storyline

Troy is offered a job at Ryan & Sharpay's country club and ends up landing jobs for Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Kelsi, Jason, Martha and Zeke. He is then introduced to Sharpay's parents and realizes that Sharpay can land him many opportunities and even a basketball scholarship. Meanwhile, while Troy starts hanging out with the rich folk, Chad is worried that Troy will forget his friends. Gabriella feels as though she is losing Troy to Sharpay. In the end, Troy will have to learn how to think about his scholarship without losing his friends. Written by zngnn

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High School Musical 2: Sing It All or Nothing! See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Troy's phone conversation with Mr. Fulton reveals that Mr. Fulton's first name is Thomas. See more »

Goofs

When the class is chanting 'summer' in the opening scene, there is clearly a jacket on the back of Troy's chair. However, when the class throws their paper up into the air, it's disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ms. Darbus: You must remember, young thespians, learning is never seasonal, so do allow the shimmering lights of Summer to refresh and illuminate your fertile young minds.
Chad Danforth: What is she talking about?
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Referenced in HSM2: Rehearsal Cam (2007) See more »

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What Time Is It?
Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
Performed by Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel and High School Musical 2 Cast
Seven Peaks Music (ASCAP)
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Where's the hype?
11 November 2007 | by departed07See all my reviews

After the success of the 2006 wildly popular Disney Channel TV movie, High School Musical, a phenomenon took place on the horizon where not only did the film made theater cool what Harry Potter did for reading books and magic, but it also launched the number one soundtrack of the year followed by concerts and world tours. Yet, a sequel was inevitable and it doesn't have the same flow as the original.

High School Musical 2 takes place a year after Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) became an item to the school where now its summer time with the majority of all the East High Wildcats having plans for summer jobs. Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) and her dweeby brother Ryan (Lucas Grabrel) have plans for the summer with the bratty sister wanting her eyes on the prize: Troy. She'll do anything to get it, even if it means hiring Troy at a country club where he'll work if he can get the East High Cats to work there also, including friends Chad (Corbin Bleu), Taylor (Monique Coleman), Kelsi (Olesya Rulin) and his sweetie, Gabriella.

The good: Ashley Tisdale's performance was gritty and did not change one bit throughout the film as the evil Sharpey Evans. To be honest, it is the best performance out of film compared to on looker Zac Efron.

The OK: The soundtrack itself isn't the same as the original though only a couple of songs are worth hearing from Ashley Tisdale's "Fabolous" to the duet of Zanessa (Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens) Gotta Go My Own Way.

The Bad: In my opinion the film would've been better if everybody including the protagonist (Zac) had better screen time like in the original movie. Even during the conflicts all of the major characters from Gabriella, Taylor and Chad have little less screen time and giving them sappy lines where in the end, all is forgiven.

To Conclude: Maybe the third movie will be the charm.


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