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High School Musical 2

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The Tannest Teenagers In Tan-Teenageville

You know how they say that having two kids is much harder than having one, and then having three is astronomically harder than having two? Well, working your way through a recap of High School Musical is fairly easy and has a certain delightfully bonkers quality, but working your way through recaps of High School Musical and High School Musical 2 two weeks apart...I don't know. It's like my Recommended Disney Allowance is two hours and one minute of airtime every two weeks, and I just had no idea until I was one minute into High School Musical 2. The alternative explanation for my current mood is that this movie is actually noticeably worse than the original High School Musical, which would disrupt my worldview, both because I can't conceive of High School Musical 2 being noticeably different from High School Musical and because I can't imagine anything being noticeably worse than High School Musical. We'll see.

We fade in on a clock telling us that it's 3:05 -- presumably in the afternoon, unless the gang has relocated to Alaska. "A Disney Channel Original Movie," the on-screen titles proudly announce as we pull back to reveal East High School, which is festooned with assorted Wildcat paraphernalia for which the set designer had to pay millions of dollars on eBay. Welcome to...High School Musical 2! Woo! Incidentally, I'm choosing not to recap what originally aired as padding around this particular film, which was a pool party at Kenny Ortega's house where the entire cast pranced around being addressed by their real names but acting mostly in character ("character" as represented at the end of the movie, not the beginning, of the movie, since Ashley Tisdale gets along with everyone and Lucas Grabeel is at peace with himself) chattering about the filming of the movie and what a great time they had. It's a little too meta, like High School Musical 3 is actually The Making Of High School Musical 2, and I'm watching it right now and can't tell.

At this rate, this recap will be one million pages long.

We nostalgically visit the cafeteria and other dance-number venues past, as an electric guitar laments the passing of the years and pens a love letter to Glass Tiger. The cast members' names roll by on the screen, as their agents somewhere sip champagne, shake their heads, and vow to never again assume that the maximum aspiration for any client should be "Bratz doll commercials," no matter how vapid and generic the client's appeal seems to be, not that I am thinking of anyone in particular, Hudge.

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High School Musical 2

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YOU GRADE IT
The Tannest Teenagers In Tan-Teenageville

You know how they say that having two kids is much harder than having one, and then having three is astronomically harder than having two? Well, working your way through a recap of High School Musical is fairly easy and has a certain delightfully bonkers quality, but working your way through recaps of High School Musical and High School Musical 2 two weeks apart...I don't know. It's like my Recommended Disney Allowance is two hours and one minute of airtime every two weeks, and I just had no idea until I was one minute into High School Musical 2. The alternative explanation for my current mood is that this movie is actually noticeably worse than the original High School Musical, which would disrupt my worldview, both because I can't conceive of High School Musical 2 being noticeably different from High School Musical and because I can't imagine anything being noticeably worse than High School Musical. We'll see.

We fade in on a clock telling us that it's 3:05 -- presumably in the afternoon, unless the gang has relocated to Alaska. "A Disney Channel Original Movie," the on-screen titles proudly announce as we pull back to reveal East High School, which is festooned with assorted Wildcat paraphernalia for which the set designer had to pay millions of dollars on eBay. Welcome to...High School Musical 2! Woo! Incidentally, I'm choosing not to recap what originally aired as padding around this particular film, which was a pool party at Kenny Ortega's house where the entire cast pranced around being addressed by their real names but acting mostly in character ("character" as represented at the end of the movie, not the beginning, of the movie, since Ashley Tisdale gets along with everyone and Lucas Grabeel is at peace with himself) chattering about the filming of the movie and what a great time they had. It's a little too meta, like High School Musical 3 is actually The Making Of High School Musical 2, and I'm watching it right now and can't tell.

At this rate, this recap will be one million pages long.

We nostalgically visit the cafeteria and other dance-number venues past, as an electric guitar laments the passing of the years and pens a love letter to Glass Tiger. The cast members' names roll by on the screen, as their agents somewhere sip champagne, shake their heads, and vow to never again assume that the maximum aspiration for any client should be "Bratz doll commercials," no matter how vapid and generic the client's appeal seems to be, not that I am thinking of anyone in particular, Hudge.

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