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High School Musical 2

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The Tannest Teenagers In Tan-Teenageville

FOT ("Chad," yes, I know, but this is how I know him) leads the dance number that ensues, in which the phrase, "What time is it? Summertime!" is repeated about four thousand times, until we are all quite sure that yes, it is summertime. Ah, summer in Albuquerque. Is there anything more idyllic? Poor Ryan, incidentally, has been gayed up even since HSM: Mothership, and is now sporting a pink shirt and a pink beret. If Barbie had a Dream Brother, this would be him. Sharpay and Troy exchange little waves as she leaves the room, and I'm thinking he's getting some side action there. Troy begins to sing the verse, which includes ruminations on the concepts of chilling out, and the fact that "his girl" is now "what it's all about." Said girl googlies at him from her seat in the back row across the now-empty room. As for her, she informs us in song that her heart will now be taking a chance, so I guess we know what that means: La Hudge is about to have her first cheeseburger. Incidentally, Zac Efron is now singing for himself, and weirdly, most of the same criticisms of his voice that I made when it was not his voice still apply, including the failure to open his mouth all the way. Although I give him credit for the fact that his voice is less nasal than "his" voice was. Amusingly, "his" voice was a tenor, while his voice is a baritone (reportedly the reason he was dubbed in the first place), which leaves the impression that after meeting Gabi, Troy's voice changed. He has become a man.

Corbin Bleu gets his big moment as he dances down the hallway, half-scaling banks of lockers and so forth. He's certainly a talented kid, and it really takes some work to handle that hair and dance at the same time. Someone break dances, as I'm sure is common as a celebration of vacation in today's Albuquerque high schools. And now Troy and Gabi are sort of skipping down the hallway. It looks rather ridiculous on him, but since she's dressed in a lacy top and white pedal-pushers like some kind of Little Bo-Jane-Austen, it looks pretty natural on her. Sharpay takes a verse about how summer will allow her to spend all her time shopping. For fangs, probably. Baking Zeke's crush on her apparently continues, as he almost faints at a smooch mark she makes on his yearbook. She breezes by him, though, so I guess she's over his cookies. (An expression I am totally stealing: "Yeah, I used to like him, but at this point, I am totally over his cookies.")

Sharpay and Ryan sing their way down the hall, and they're together as always. For creepy. FOT dances with the cheerleaders. Okay, I already complimented the way he handles his hair, but they should have removed the part where he caresses his own hair. Editing, people. Troy, FOT, and some other people do a little dance with basketballs, which is...fine, I guess. If you saw the basketball/dancing hybrids in the first movie, you've pretty much seen it. Exuberant dancing in the cafeteria happens, but it never takes off like the original cafeteria number did. It also appears that the marching band has brought its instruments to the cafeteria. At the end of the dance, there's another bell ringing, because...first, there's the bell for the end of class, and then there's the bell for the end of the end-of-school dance-travaganza? Maybe. Anyway, Troy and Gabi excitedly...hug. Jesus, people, the cast of A Very Brady Christmas got more action than this. Actually, I'm kind of surprised that the Disney Channel hasn't just started repurposing old Brady Bunch episodes, giving them a rhyming title like Family McRamily, because it would be very hard to tell the difference between that and what they show now.

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High School Musical 2

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The Tannest Teenagers In Tan-Teenageville

FOT ("Chad," yes, I know, but this is how I know him) leads the dance number that ensues, in which the phrase, "What time is it? Summertime!" is repeated about four thousand times, until we are all quite sure that yes, it is summertime. Ah, summer in Albuquerque. Is there anything more idyllic? Poor Ryan, incidentally, has been gayed up even since HSM: Mothership, and is now sporting a pink shirt and a pink beret. If Barbie had a Dream Brother, this would be him. Sharpay and Troy exchange little waves as she leaves the room, and I'm thinking he's getting some side action there. Troy begins to sing the verse, which includes ruminations on the concepts of chilling out, and the fact that "his girl" is now "what it's all about." Said girl googlies at him from her seat in the back row across the now-empty room. As for her, she informs us in song that her heart will now be taking a chance, so I guess we know what that means: La Hudge is about to have her first cheeseburger. Incidentally, Zac Efron is now singing for himself, and weirdly, most of the same criticisms of his voice that I made when it was not his voice still apply, including the failure to open his mouth all the way. Although I give him credit for the fact that his voice is less nasal than "his" voice was. Amusingly, "his" voice was a tenor, while his voice is a baritone (reportedly the reason he was dubbed in the first place), which leaves the impression that after meeting Gabi, Troy's voice changed. He has become a man.

Corbin Bleu gets his big moment as he dances down the hallway, half-scaling banks of lockers and so forth. He's certainly a talented kid, and it really takes some work to handle that hair and dance at the same time. Someone break dances, as I'm sure is common as a celebration of vacation in today's Albuquerque high schools. And now Troy and Gabi are sort of skipping down the hallway. It looks rather ridiculous on him, but since she's dressed in a lacy top and white pedal-pushers like some kind of Little Bo-Jane-Austen, it looks pretty natural on her. Sharpay takes a verse about how summer will allow her to spend all her time shopping. For fangs, probably. Baking Zeke's crush on her apparently continues, as he almost faints at a smooch mark she makes on his yearbook. She breezes by him, though, so I guess she's over his cookies. (An expression I am totally stealing: "Yeah, I used to like him, but at this point, I am totally over his cookies.")

Sharpay and Ryan sing their way down the hall, and they're together as always. For creepy. FOT dances with the cheerleaders. Okay, I already complimented the way he handles his hair, but they should have removed the part where he caresses his own hair. Editing, people. Troy, FOT, and some other people do a little dance with basketballs, which is...fine, I guess. If you saw the basketball/dancing hybrids in the first movie, you've pretty much seen it. Exuberant dancing in the cafeteria happens, but it never takes off like the original cafeteria number did. It also appears that the marching band has brought its instruments to the cafeteria. At the end of the dance, there's another bell ringing, because...first, there's the bell for the end of class, and then there's the bell for the end of the end-of-school dance-travaganza? Maybe. Anyway, Troy and Gabi excitedly...hug. Jesus, people, the cast of A Very Brady Christmas got more action than this. Actually, I'm kind of surprised that the Disney Channel hasn't just started repurposing old Brady Bunch episodes, giving them a rhyming title like Family McRamily, because it would be very hard to tell the difference between that and what they show now.

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