August 21, 2007

Dance Party

Over at Pajiba, Llama pal Agent Bedhead reviews High School Musical 2:

For kids of any age, High School Musical 2, like its predecessor, is captivating and harmless viewing. For parents, itís really hard to hate this film if you compare it to the dozens of other crap-laden films that kids want to watch. If nothing else, the growing franchise makes for tolerable background noise ó hell, theyíre even a bit entertaining at times. And, like it or not, High School Musical 3 is in the works.

Count the Llama-ettes among the legions of young gels who have fallen under the sway of this franchise - they begged and pleaded to be allowed to watch HSM2 t'other evening. Furthermore, they spent a great deal of time outside on vacation working on some kind of choreography and belting out "Walking on Sunshine" at the top of their voices. I've not seen either the HSM movies, but I strongly suspect this practice has its roots in them.

Posted by Robert at August 21, 2007 12:24 PM | TrackBack

I hadn't even heard of the first one until about a few months ago when my wife made me sit down and watch it on TV. I'll admit it wasn't half as annoying as I thought it would be.

Actually, by comparison, "Grease" is pretty racy. Especially with the message at the end - if you want to keep your man, you gotta put out.

Hey, if the sequels stay as tame as the original they can make as many as they want as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Gary at August 21, 2007 12:29 PM

Huh, have you seen all HSM school supplies? Ick.

Posted by: GroovyVic at August 21, 2007 01:01 PM

itís really hard to hate this film

For me, not so much.

Posted by: LB Buddy at August 21, 2007 02:00 PM

I don't know -- being a Disney work, there is undoubtedly coded into it some deep, ancient, and malevolent evil . . . I wager if you play the soundtrack in reverse it will wake Uncle Walt from his cold, diabolical, Lovecraftian slumber . . .

Posted by: The Colossus at August 21, 2007 05:53 PM