It’s time for another Rapid Fire Review, and this one is brought to you by the love I have for my newly engaged fiancé who forced me to watch the High School Musical trilogy. Love truly does make one do questionable things...(sigh) let’s get this over with.
HSM: Hoo boy could I smell the cheesiness of this movie, and as it turns out, some people like cheesy (like my fiancé, apparently), which is why there are THREE of these movies (seriously?!). I will say the choreography was pretty good. It was very entertaining and quite impressive at times, especially with the basketballs incorporated into the dances (I don’t even want to know how many takes there were for those camera shots.). The story is about as fantastical as Disney’s fairy tales. I mean, the hottest girl in school is unpopular? And the best playing jock on the basketball team is bullied for his interest in theater? Oh please. Like that actually happens. At least Ashley Tisdale plays a realistic artsy girl (I can testify that girls like her exist, being in the entertainment industry and all.), and she does it quite comedically. Of course, her punchy wit and humorous delivery is probably the result from doing a stellar performance on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, so I’ll give the movie props for allowing her to have moments to shine. However, Tisdale isn’t enough reason for me to watch this one again. If I want cheesy goodness, I’ll fix me a grilled cheese and not watch teens sing about their first-world country problems.
HSM2: Out of this entire trilogy, this movie put a song in my head that refuses to leave. And it won’t. Stop. REPEATING. I want faaaabulOUS, that is my simple request. All things faaaabulOUS, bigger and better and beeest! Is it possible to remove memories? Because that would be a little faaaabulOUS. Is that so wrong?
HSM3: I completely zoned out while watching this movie that, when I returned to Earth, two of the main characters turned into kids, and I turned to my fiancé and asked, “Wait, is this a time travel movie?” She said no, and I lost all interest again, so I returned to my zoning out state. I honestly remember nothing aside from that. Maybe it’s a masterpiece? Or maybe it’s not! I’ll let you take that risk and tell me your thoughts on it in the comments section.
Well, I did it! I watched all three High School Musicals, and they are about what I expected and exactly why I wanted to avoid watching them. If this is what I had to endure as a fiancé, I’m scared of what lies in store for me after I’m married. Wish me luck.