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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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maryharruna

36/Female
Atlanta, GA
Posted On: September 9, 2007
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maryharruna

36/Female
Atlanta, GA
Posted On: September 9, 2007
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maryharruna

36/Female
Atlanta, GA
Posted On: September 9, 2007
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 5, 2007
YEA SURE...
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 5, 2007
END OF CONVERSATION
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 5, 2007
UHHHH...I WASNT THINKIN THINGS THAT AINT TRU I WAS SPEAKIN MY OPINION.......AND I DONT THIK THERES ANYTHIN WRONG WIT SAYIN HOW U FEEL.....
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 5, 2007
AND I U HAVE SUMTHIN ELSE TO SAY....WHICH WILL BE THE SAME THINGS U SAID THE LAST FEW TYMES......FEEL FREE TO SAY IT BCUZ I ALWAYS HAVE THE LAST WORD......THANK U!!!
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 5, 2007
OK UR REALLY STARTIN TO GET ON MY LAST NERVES. DOES IT REALLY MATTER TO U ABOUT THE THINGS THAT I DO??? NO IT DOESNT SO I DONT KNO WHY UR WASTIN UR TYME COMPLAING ABOUT ME....I MEAN SO WAT IF U DONT LIKE WAT I SAY....U CANT CHANGE THINGS THAT PPL DO JUST BCUZ U DONT LIKE IT. I DID NOT SIGN UP ON THIS WEBSITE JUS TO BE LIKED BY A BUNCH OF PPL....SO U REALLY NEED TO HUSH AND FIND SUMTHIN BETTER TO DO BCUZ U CANT CHANGE MY WAYS SO U REALLY NEED TO DEAL WIT IT......AND PLZ....PLZ STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT ME....I MEAN GOODNESS ITS GETTIN OLD
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 4, 2007
WELL I DONT NEED UR HELP ON ANYTHING BCUZ NO1 ASKED U 4 YO 2CENTS OK?? AND YES I KNO I HAVE A BAD ATTITUDE AND I JUS HAPPEN TO LIKE IT...AND SO WAT IF I USE PROFANITY....WAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WIT U??? SO IF U DONT LIKE IT....OH WELL CUZ I DONT GIVE A FCK
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 3, 2007
OK FIRST OF ALL I REALLY DONT CARE IF I SWEAR BCUZ I SAY WAT I WANNA SAY, NOW IF U DONT LIKE IT THEN OH WELL WHO CARES BCUZ U CANT DO ANYTHIN ABOUT IT, AND 2ND U CANT GET MAD BCUZ WE SAY HOW WE FEEL ABOUT SUM CRAPPY MOVIE....AND I DONT NEED SUM LIL DUM 12 YR OLD TELLIN ME WAT THE FCK TO DO...NOW GO HOME AND PLAY WIT UR LIL BARBIE DOLLZ....OK?
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: September 3, 2007
MRS 11 ALWAYS SWEARS
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secxigirl2096

20/Female
Woodside, NY
Posted On: September 2, 2007
all i have to say is BACK OFF ZAC.....hes mine
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 2, 2007
FIRST OF ALL WE AINT JEALOUS....WHO WOULD WANT TO BE JEALOUS OF PPL THAT GET TALKED ABOUT BADLY??? AND 2ND U REALLY NEED TO WORK ON THAT SPELLING...NOW DO U GOT IT???
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sweet_gal21

23/Female
South Padre Isla, TX
Posted On: September 2, 2007
AND Y DON'T MY PIC SHOW UP! lol
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sweet_gal21

23/Female
South Padre Isla, TX
Posted On: September 2, 2007
Ok, I like HSM 2, I like the way u put this, but One thing is 4 sure, ZAC EFRON IS UUUGGGGLLLY!
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