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High School Musical 2 (2007)



Critic Consensus: Surprisingly better than its predecessor, High School Musical 2 returns to enchant tweens with its snappy songs, wicked dance moves, and peppy spirit.

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The musical fun continues in director Kenny Ortega's sequel to the 2006 Disney Channel hit.

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Zac Efron
as Troy Bolton
Ashley Tisdale
as Sharpay Evans
Vanessa Hudgens
as Gabriella Montez
Lucas Grabeel
as Ryan Evans
Corbin Bleu
as Chad Danforth
Monique Coleman
as Taylor McKessie
Alyson Reed
as Ms. Darbus
Bart Johnson
as Coach Bolton
Ryne Sanborn
as Jason Cross
Mark Taylor
as Mr. Fulton
KayCee Stroh
as Martha Cox
Mark L. Taylor
as Mr. Fulton
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Critic Reviews for High School Musical 2

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (11)

It's an irrepressibly colourful and upbeat effort and the result is Grease meets Fame meets Annette Funicello and Elvis Presley, for 8-to-12-year-olds.

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While it'll satisfy its target demographic to no end, there's something lacking, where, instead of a soul, there's nothing more than the contrived emotionless plastic of a well-oiled money-making machine.

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High School Musical 2, like the original, does well by doing good. While Disney coffers swell, these movies inspire a new generation to think seriously about dance and about the impact of drama laced with music.

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[High School Musical 2] succeeds as what it's designed to be - a good-enough-for-the-kids, clean-enough-for-the-parents, profitable-enough-for-Disney product.

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There are more than a few high notes in the sequel, but there are also some flat notes as well. But, again, no matter: Kids will gobble it up like last year's Halloween candy anyway. They could do a lot worse.

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Like the original, the sequel is about the tricky social order as established in high school, the renewable energy source that is the musical, and the power of a certain American entertainment empire. Not fabulous, but fun.

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Audience Reviews for High School Musical 2

What can I say, I am a music lover, but this is not music, this is Zac Efron singing about shit we dont care about.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

I have a soft spot for musicals and Zac Efron. Even if I didn't, this film would still be great. The songs were as catchy as ever and I loved all of the sequels. 'High School Musical 2,3' all make you smile uncontrolably, make you want to sing and dance a long and cry with happiness. Great film.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

ok film

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erika bruhns

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