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(August 26, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Like most girls out there, I managed to watch the premier of High School Musical 2 on Saturday night. I have to admit that I actually liked it a bit better than the first for a variety of reasons. I liked the first High School Musical, but High School Musical 2 just struck me as a tiny bit better, and here’s why.

It’s More Realistic

Having done a bit of high school, I’ll tell you that East High School has very little to do with reality, but that’s okay. The movie isn’t really about reality. That being said, High School Musical 2 (HSM2) seemed a bit more real to me. Sure the settings were a bit too clean cut and characters were exaggerated, but that’s just a musical for you.

The relationships between characters seemed deeper. It wasn’t quite so happy go lucky. There was joy, there was sadness, and Troy had some real depth to him. The first gave him about an inch of depth (“Hey, let’s go to my thinking spot while I decide if I can sing a song.”) The second gave him a solid foot (“Hey, I’m becoming a complete jerk but I must decide what is more important – my future or my friends.”)

It’s Got Good Angst

Making decisions and dealing with the drama of life is the stuff teen novels and movies are made of. “Angst,” as in teen angst is the term that universally covers all of the drama of life. The first High School Musical had us entertained with people trying to break out of cliques and stereotypes. The second actually had us guessing a few times about who was the good guy and who was the bad guy.

There were some songs and scenes that tugged at the old heart strings. Without giving too much away for those who haven’t seen the show yet, Troy makes a fool of himself and hurts Gabriella in a big way. They are adorable together and then…they aren’t.

Sharpay is up to her usual tricks, but this time she is even more devious. And to top it all off she not only is out to hurt the usual Wildcat crowd, she stomps on some family toes along the way. Ryan, Sharpay’s brother, gains a real personality in this sequel and becomes something of a leader rather than Sharpay’s pet. It’s very interesting and heartwarming to watch.

There is More Song Variety

Finally, and this is a personal reason, I liked High School Musical 2 better because the songs were better. There was more variety. The first movie had mostly upbeat, peppy songs, but HSM2 had some deep and thoughtful songs. (At least deeper and more thoughtful than the first – they didn’t rival “Hopelessly Devoted” by a long shot.)

There is the usual love song created for Troy and Gabriella, but the couple also gets a rather moving duet off the stage. Troy also gets a powerful solo as he tries to come to grips with what he has become and the difficult decisions he faces.

I don’t have any of the songs memorized yet, but I did record the movie. I’ll probably watch it a few more times just to make sure I get at least one song stuck in my head for a few weeks. Plus Troy’s got a haircut and I’m a fan of the new look.


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cherriesglitte

22/Female
Tiger, GA
Posted On: June 18, 2008
both of them sucked!!!!!!!!!! they were both the worst movies i have eva seen and after i wathced the 2 one i had a dream that night that there were a milloin zac effrons surronding me and singing bet on it it wuz SO scary
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Plumsinthesuns

21/Male
GA
Posted On: June 14, 2008
i luved 1 but 2 sucked! zac wasn't cute nomore!
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iamdaniellep

23/Female
Seminary, MS
Posted On: January 1, 2008
i have never seen da bigining

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Pinkprincess10

19/Female
Columbia, MD
Posted On: December 25, 2007
HIGH SKOOL MUSICAl 1&2 rocks i luv you guys good job on the movies
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 3, 2007
I didn't like H S M 1 or 2, but still, good artical
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tay949

19/Female
Fort Carson, CO
Posted On: October 20, 2007
To me both of the movies kind of followed the same story lines (almost but not quite)
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magicgoth

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 7, 2007
MY FRIEND RACHAEL REALLY LIKES HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL SHE EVEN ASKED ME IF I COULD GET ZAC EFRON FOR X-MAS I SAID THERE OUT OF STOCK LOL
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J3SSY123

24/Female
Pompano Beach, FL
Posted On: October 6, 2007
HI IM NEW COME TO MY PAGE PLEASE I NEED HELP!!!!

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loopy1212

81/Female
Oviedo, FL
Posted On: October 5, 2007
yeah i never really watched the second one that much but the first one was pretty good i cant say negative things about hsm2 its not that bad but it could use a little fixxing up though
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babytink199

106/Female
Japan
Posted On: October 2, 2007
Obviously, people are hating HSM for little or no reasons!First of all, they're made for kids who have a dream, and they are helping the kids to believe in themselves. Unfortunately, it's not made for High Schoolers, they're made for Elem. kids. So, they do it in a Elem. to Middle S. style. And second of all, if you didn't like the first one, why even bother to watch the second one? Did you do it so you can torture yourself or just to say how stupid it is? OMG! Third of all, if you hated HSM, you'd hate most of all Disney Channel shows or movies, so if you were smart enough to change the channel before it even started, you would be watching a suitable show or movie for you.

Favorite words:

Common Sense.

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evilbutcute_22

22/Female
Fredericksburg, VA
Posted On: October 1, 2007
I liked HSM2. I haven't seen the first one yet. I though it'd just be another dumb, good-guy-always-wins Disney movie. In a way it was, but thats only for the people who don't read the fan fiction.
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kittycatgirllu

33/Female
Audubon, IA
Posted On: September 24, 2007
i like high school musical, and the 2nd one, but i wouldn't want to watch it more than once
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X_the_black_pa

106/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: September 20, 2007
I h8 high school musical.......
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: September 13, 2007
k Back it Up i agree with you mrs 11 and marshmallow girl u need 2 check urself ya know until ur 14 then youll understand where were comin from im gonna be 14 and i use language like she does just cause ur on this website m.m doesnt mean u can boss every1 around remember ur only 12!
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lloovvee_mee

21/Female
Norway
Posted On: September 12, 2007
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