A nasty review of High School Musical III

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Dusty Ayres, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Dusty Ayres

    Dusty Ayres Commodore

    Jan 29, 2004
    ANS Yamato, Sector 5, Sol System
    You may agree, or you might disagree... From IMDB:

    The stuff anorexia and high school massacres are made of.
  2. ALF

    ALF Commodore Commodore

    Mar 12, 2005
    I'm sure one could suspend disbelief long enough to endure.
    After all, think about the title. High School Musical. Three. It's the third in a series of melodramatic musicals based around themes of archetypes in high schools.
    After the first one, I'm pretty sure I'd rather french kiss a live blender than sit in front of any more "films" named High School Musical.
    If kids are smart enough, they'll see through the tapestry of thinly woven shit.
  3. Servo

    Servo Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 13, 2003
    Manchester, England
    That's a pretty big "if".
  4. TGTheodore

    TGTheodore Writer Admiral

    Feb 9, 2003
    Someone takes light DISNEY musicals a WEE bit too seriously.

    Sounds like a second-year critic, out to deliberately like fewer films than s/he likes so as to try really hard to appear "credible".

    Or one of those bloglodytes. (Yes, you read the term here first. At least on TrekBBS)

  5. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 4, 2001
    1123 6536 5321
    Speaking of High School Musical, I've only just realised that lead actor Zac Efron played the young Simon Tam in the Firefly episode "Safe"
  6. FordSVT

    FordSVT Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 17, 2001
    Atlantic Canada
    5-12 year olds are not known for their ability to easily discern media propaganda. It's not that this movie is going to wreck anyone's life, it's that this movie and a thousand other things the media tells you from day one of your life just might. Media/peer/social pressure is enormous; there seem to be a lot of people who brush it off with "suck it up" and "only idiots fall for it" but they probably don't live their own lives to that standard. I'd be damned if my (theoretical) 8 year old went to see this pile of crap, however I can see why a parent wouldn't want to be the only parent on the block who won't let their kid go see it. There's that pesky social pressure again.
  7. Dusty Ayres

    Dusty Ayres Commodore

    Jan 29, 2004
    ANS Yamato, Sector 5, Sol System
    Here's a counterpoint to the review that I posted:

    Homo School Musicals

    Here's my take on the nasty review of High School Musical III.

    While I don't like the movies that much myself (the song 'I Don't Dance' has grown on me though) this review is the biggest pile of bullshit that I've ever read in my life.

    Basically, this moron can't stand the thought that most kids are high achievers in life, and that celebrating the idea that high achievement is a lofty goal is somehow bad for society....which apparently is the coin of the realm for little Danish kids.

    What he said is enough to make me, as a person who likes and wishes that North American society was like Danish society in terms of their social safety net, to repudiate that kind of system if all that it can produce is a world view like that. And I don't want to, believe me. But this 'review' came close to bringing out the rabid neocon in me.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  8. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    Holy shit, you're right! Awesome.

    I haven't seen HSM3, but I thought the first 2 were silly fun. There is no reason to take them seriously.
  9. Super Grover

    Super Grover Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 26, 2002
    Currently Inactive
  10. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

    May 15, 2002
    And another lead, Corbin Bleu played young Tommy in Galaxy Quest.
  11. JAG

    JAG Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 1, 2003
    Thank you! I was trying to figure out where I had seen him before.

    I took my daughter to see the movie and she had a ball.