High School Musical 3: Senior Year (U)

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Oct 21 2008

After much tabloid frenzy, the frigid and terrifyingly wholesome tweeny franchise ‘High School Musical’ reaches part three. It stars Zac Efron, a young fellow of such flawless matinee-idol good looks that he could well have been manufactured in a plastics factory. Set in an immaculately clean Albuquerque high school, the film offers an America of balanced gender quotients, perfect racial mixtures, social conformity, unquestioningly supportive parents, universal teen virginity, gourmet school canteens, universities on tap, prom fixations, detached mini-mansions, plush flowerbeds, alpine vistas and insipid, meaningless pop tunes. Irony is very much on the blacklist. It’s the kind of film you imagine we’ll all be sat in front of by the future world high commander when we’re all brain-drained zombie automatons: ‘Totalitarian Gap Models Sing Pop’ is what it should be called.

Parents might find solace in the fact that ‘High School Musical’ contains no product placements, but then the film is the product – one long, gaudy, squeaky-clean advertisement. And when we leave the cinema, we can expect to be drowned mercilessly by the merchandising tsunami that follows. It’s possible that – for perhaps the first time ever – you’ll actually wish the film had more product placement: just something, anything, to connect it to reality. Indeed, ‘High School Musical 3’ is a film that is so disengaged with the real problems faced by young teenagers that it makes ‘Dirty Dancing’ look like ‘Les Quatre Cents Coups’. The bottom line is, if you’ve not already booked tickets for the entire family, think twice before being caught up in the hype. At best, you’ll be disappointed; at worst, you’ll want to blow up a high school.
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Rated:

U

UK release:

Wed Oct 22, 2008

Duration:

112 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Kenny Ortega

Cast:

Zac Efron, Vanessa Paradis, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu

Screenwriter:

Peter Barsocchini

Music:

David Lawrence

Cinematography:

Daniel Aranyó

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HSMForever

Just because there is no drugs, violence, or other things that would risk HSM being rated R, doesnt mean its bad. Just because its a movie to be watched for FUN and not boring facts doesnt mean its bad. Just because a teen says its good doesnt mean its bad. I love HSM. Its fun, joyful, excellent music, and I dont watch sequels to movies I dont like. Sure this may be my first ever review, and sure, maybe I am a 15 year old (teens CAN spell, by the way), but that doesnt mean I am wrong. Go on. Hate HSM just to hate. I dont care. I love it.

HSMForever

Just because there is no drugs, violence, or other things that would risk HSM being rated R, doesnt mean its bad. Just because its a movie to be watched for FUN and not boring facts doesnt mean its bad. Just because a teen says its good doesnt mean its bad. I love HSM. Its fun, joyful, excellent music, and I dont watch sequels to movies I dont like. Sure this may be my first ever review, and sure, maybe I am a 15 year old (teens CAN spell, by the way), but that doesnt mean I am wrong. Go on. Hate HSM just to hate. I dont care. I love it.

phoebe

what a very horrible review! all high school musicals are very good for mainly young children, the characters are very good role models aswell as the actors, teenagers and young adults interested in performing arts, music and thoery in media can get stuck into the more detailed and proffesional side of it, adults can laugh at the amazing cheesy-ness, wont stop themselves from dancing and humming to the songs and at the end of the day....have you seen zac efron? everyone musical must have a hunk and i believe they got the best of the best. parents can feel safe in the knowledge that there children are watching something that will inspire them into taking oppotuinities making friends with everybody and believing everybody is equal, and to work hard for the future ahead of them...kids need more things like high school musical its not as unrealistic as you may think, take out the singing and dancing and the plots are amazing for kids....and take a lesson in review writing,

phoebe

what a very horrible review! all high school musicals are very good for mainly young children, the characters are very good role models aswell as the actors, teenagers and young adults interested in performing arts, music and thoery in media can get stuck into the more detailed and proffesional side of it, adults can laugh at the amazing cheesy-ness, wont stop themselves from dancing and humming to the songs and at the end of the day....have you seen zac efron? everyone musical must have a hunk and i believe they got the best of the best. parents can feel safe in the knowledge that there children are watching something that will inspire them into taking oppotuinities making friends with everybody and believing everybody is equal, and to work hard for the future ahead of them...kids need more things like high school musical its not as unrealistic as you may think, take out the singing and dancing and the plots are amazing for kids....and take a lesson in review writing,

jimmytr

i didn't really like this film what he's doing was nothing compared to what we used to do in highschool

jimmytr

i didn't really like this film what he's doing was nothing compared to what we used to do in highschool

Loola

THIS FILM IS THE COOLEST FILM EEEEVEEEERRRRRRR! I NOW HAVE OVER 500 HSM THINGS! IT ROX!!

Loola

THIS FILM IS THE COOLEST FILM EEEEVEEEERRRRRRR! I NOW HAVE OVER 500 HSM THINGS! IT ROX!!

chloe

all the HSM is rubbish they jst want ur money ... have u seen their products ... prb cost 10p to make ...sont buy anythin from HSM it is cheesy, and Zac Efron is not hot he is ugly ... he looks like a barblie doll ....yuck

chloe

all the HSM is rubbish they jst want ur money ... have u seen their products ... prb cost 10p to make ...sont buy anythin from HSM it is cheesy, and Zac Efron is not hot he is ugly ... he looks like a barblie doll ....yuck

Renee Dzandzo-Caesar

It is a good film but number1 is the best it was a bit diapointing for my sister that 1 beacuse it was quite long the cousin the 4 thought it was rubishh cos there was load of sing and nothing else wait in tell it come on telly there is no point waching it in the cinima you will wast your money.

Renee Dzandzo-Caesar

It is a good film but number1 is the best it was a bit diapointing for my sister that 1 beacuse it was quite long the cousin the 4 thought it was rubishh cos there was load of sing and nothing else wait in tell it come on telly there is no point waching it in the cinima you will wast your money.

alice658

god mackenzie youre 10 just chill out and accept that not everyone likes this film.Inclduing me its crap. And dont get annoyed at people who do praise the film it makes you look really retarded

alice658

god mackenzie youre 10 just chill out and accept that not everyone likes this film.Inclduing me its crap. And dont get annoyed at people who do praise the film it makes you look really retarded

eddie

This is absolutily positivly the worst film ive ever seen! Its terrible cheesy badly made and well high school is sooo not like that and how Zac Effron can be called an actor is way beyond me, he is just a big headed idiot! DONT WATCH THIS TERRIBLE FILM EVER! i only put one star as you cant put zero!

eddie

This is absolutily positivly the worst film ive ever seen! Its terrible cheesy badly made and well high school is sooo not like that and how Zac Effron can be called an actor is way beyond me, he is just a big headed idiot! DONT WATCH THIS TERRIBLE FILM EVER! i only put one star as you cant put zero!

gina

i think hms shoud be more realistic high school is NOT like that but it is a got film 4 little kids

gina

i think hms shoud be more realistic high school is NOT like that but it is a got film 4 little kids

Gary S

Ignore David Jenkins of Timeout - Great Entertainment, my 5 yr old loved it and sang all the way through it

Gary S

Ignore David Jenkins of Timeout - Great Entertainment, my 5 yr old loved it and sang all the way through it

wendy

A fun film! Cheesy storyline, catchy music... totally enjoyable. My 5 year old loved the music and sance routines, although obviously the idea of decisions ref going to college went way over her head! For the majority of folk, you don't really need to engage your brain to watch it, just settle in for some foot-tapping music and a few tear jerking moments.

wendy

A fun film! Cheesy storyline, catchy music... totally enjoyable. My 5 year old loved the music and sance routines, although obviously the idea of decisions ref going to college went way over her head! For the majority of folk, you don't really need to engage your brain to watch it, just settle in for some foot-tapping music and a few tear jerking moments.

Jade

I thought it was ok Zac Efron (hottie) but was too unrealistic boys that age only want one thing and its not romantic dances on roof tops. but songs dances and acting was good and i will entertain the people that are in to it, but be a bit more realistic PLEASE xxxx

Jade

I thought it was ok Zac Efron (hottie) but was too unrealistic boys that age only want one thing and its not romantic dances on roof tops. but songs dances and acting was good and i will entertain the people that are in to it, but be a bit more realistic PLEASE xxxx

louren lavill

i hated it it was like kissing mitchell crakett it waas pain in the back side i liked the first two but this just wrecked it there better not be another one cause then ill be temptedto goo see it and itll be as bull crap as the third i reccomend no one to go see itits torture i tell u torture and just to let u know mitchell crakkett i love uuu

louren lavill

i hated it it was like kissing mitchell crakett it waas pain in the back side i liked the first two but this just wrecked it there better not be another one cause then ill be temptedto goo see it and itll be as bull crap as the third i reccomend no one to go see itits torture i tell u torture and just to let u know mitchell crakkett i love uuu

HarleyQuinn

The rating of one star was harsh. I never liked high school musical, as I thought it was overrated (by a long shot) but I went to see this with my friends (15-16 yrs) and we had a good laugh. Of course its not going to be a deep moving film, it's just meant to be fun. And the dance routines were great. I hate Vannessa Hudgens, and still managed to have a good time so it can't be that bad.

HarleyQuinn

The rating of one star was harsh. I never liked high school musical, as I thought it was overrated (by a long shot) but I went to see this with my friends (15-16 yrs) and we had a good laugh. Of course its not going to be a deep moving film, it's just meant to be fun. And the dance routines were great. I hate Vannessa Hudgens, and still managed to have a good time so it can't be that bad.

Lu lu

the film was rubbish. i had to go and see it with my friends and we're 14 - 15 years old. we were like the oldest people there. it was so childish and completely un-realistic ughh

Lu lu

the film was rubbish. i had to go and see it with my friends and we're 14 - 15 years old. we were like the oldest people there. it was so childish and completely un-realistic ughh

nik

i think it was ayt but i like 2 and 1 better but i t was till goog lol

nik

i think it was ayt but i like 2 and 1 better but i t was till goog lol

Dei

Absolute garbage, has no idea about real life whatsoever and it's quite frankly embarassing to see other people my age thing this drivel is any good.

Dei

Absolute garbage, has no idea about real life whatsoever and it's quite frankly embarassing to see other people my age thing this drivel is any good.

adam

people who criticize this film saying it 'has no relation to real teenage issues', you're completley wrong.The trilogy has become so people for 3 reasons... The songs The storyline The actors People who are over 25 probally wont understand this film and therefore 'hate' it, as it doesn't relate to them. You have to be able to connect with the movie, which most people in the last few years of high school can...

adam

people who criticize this film saying it 'has no relation to real teenage issues', you're completley wrong.The trilogy has become so people for 3 reasons... The songs The storyline The actors People who are over 25 probally wont understand this film and therefore 'hate' it, as it doesn't relate to them. You have to be able to connect with the movie, which most people in the last few years of high school can...

l.d.p. (aged 17)

I thought that the film was absolutely amazing. Those who say that it has no storyline are simply so keen to insult the film that they take no time to realise that the actors/actresses are talented folk who deserve all the credit they get. For me the sets were the clincher: they were just OUTSTANDING! High School Musical is not for everybody. but if you like musicals and thought the first two were 'alright', don''t miss it!

l.d.p. (aged 17)

I thought that the film was absolutely amazing. Those who say that it has no storyline are simply so keen to insult the film that they take no time to realise that the actors/actresses are talented folk who deserve all the credit they get. For me the sets were the clincher: they were just OUTSTANDING! High School Musical is not for everybody. but if you like musicals and thought the first two were 'alright', don''t miss it!

God.

Sarah, not being funny, but how can you say you were forced to go see the movie? im sure you wasnt. you probably chose to. im 18 and have enjoyed all movies. although you may be around 14 you probably couldnt see the messages hidden in the film. they were made for th whole family to enjoy. if you hated the first film so much, why see the next 2? your just a hypocrite. no one is "forced" to see a movie. you could have passed. but no, you went. the only reason it made you suicidal is because your probably a little emo who is just jealous that you couldnt put together such a fun movie. i work in a hairdressers and i havent heard a bad review from any of the people who went to see it. even mums who took their kids recommend it and have seen it numeral times. its something alot of people relate to when they finish school. the first one is about a popular kid in school who has been known to play basketball, and found out he could sing, so acted on it.... its something some people can relate to. number 2, they get a summer job at a spa and troy gets carried away and changes. WOW, thats never happened to anyone ¬¬. so in conclusion, next time if you watch the first installment of a trilogy, dont bother going to see the next two. this movie was amazing, along with the first two. if you think this movie was a waste of space.. why sit through it all? its quite easy to walk out. but no.. you sat through the whole thing :O shock horror ¬¬

God.

Sarah, not being funny, but how can you say you were forced to go see the movie? im sure you wasnt. you probably chose to. im 18 and have enjoyed all movies. although you may be around 14 you probably couldnt see the messages hidden in the film. they were made for th whole family to enjoy. if you hated the first film so much, why see the next 2? your just a hypocrite. no one is "forced" to see a movie. you could have passed. but no, you went. the only reason it made you suicidal is because your probably a little emo who is just jealous that you couldnt put together such a fun movie. i work in a hairdressers and i havent heard a bad review from any of the people who went to see it. even mums who took their kids recommend it and have seen it numeral times. its something alot of people relate to when they finish school. the first one is about a popular kid in school who has been known to play basketball, and found out he could sing, so acted on it.... its something some people can relate to. number 2, they get a summer job at a spa and troy gets carried away and changes. WOW, thats never happened to anyone ¬¬. so in conclusion, next time if you watch the first installment of a trilogy, dont bother going to see the next two. this movie was amazing, along with the first two. if you think this movie was a waste of space.. why sit through it all? its quite easy to walk out. but no.. you sat through the whole thing :O shock horror ¬¬

ben

I luved this film i went to see it with my mate jack and we were jumping up and down!

ben

I luved this film i went to see it with my mate jack and we were jumping up and down!

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