HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR (2008) Movie Review
CHRIST IN CULTURE
SYNOPSIS: Disney's "High School Musical" phenomenon leaps onto the big screen in "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," in which America's favorite high school students (Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Blue and Monique Coleman) hit senior year. Amidst a basketball championship, prom and a spring musical featuring all of the Wildcats, Troy and Gabriella vow to make every moment last as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question. A crew of sophomore Wildcats (Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, Jemma McKenzie-Brown) joins in the fun as the film's incredible new music and exciting dance numbers take maximum advantage of the big screen.
REVIEW: This sequel follows high school seniors Troy and Gabriella who are faced with the ultimate prospect of being separated from one another as they go off in different directions after graduating from East High. Joined by the rest of their Wildcat friends, they stage an elaborate spring musical reflecting their experiences, hopes, and fears about the future.
Separation, mixed with hopes, and fears about the future. Critics may dismiss the HSM 1-2-3, but they cannot dismiss the very real concerns that this series addresses. It connects so well with these HS realities, it has become the phenomenon. HSM3 is truth within a musical fantasy.
Release date: October 24, 2008
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Kenny Ortega
MPAA Rating: G
Screenwriter: Peter Barsocchini
Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren, Jr. , Ryne Sanborn, KayCee Stroh, Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, Jemma McKenzie-Brown