Musicals adapted to movies may be someone’s nightmare (because of the outrageously bad acting and the breaking out into song and dance mid-speech), but millions of youngsters get hooked on these melodic onscreen treats every year. Disney’s ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’ is certainly no exception.
Although the teen attraction has grossed a whopping $75.5 million at the box office since its release in October, its reviews have been getting progressively worse. The widely popular review aggregator rottentomatoes.com has given the film a mediocre 67%, based on 109 viewer reviews so far. Still, the percentage is decent for a movie genre that “everyone” loves to hate, and as one reviewer has bitterly pointed out, the movie-going public that made ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’ the number one selling hit at the box office does indeed demand films like ‘High School Musical’.
The film features two high school senior sweethearts, Troy and Gabriella, who are faced with the prospect of going to different colleges after graduating and being split up. Their fellow ‘Wildcats’ join them in organizing a comprehensive musical (that can only be put together by high school students in movies) that will address their hopes, dreams, and fears about the future.
Are you an avid follower of theatrical musical adaptations, or do you cringe at the sight of even a preview of such a film as you sink lower into your seat at the cinema in disgust?
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