HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 (2008)

   

Not as good as the first two but still a fun watch. You can definitely tell this was released in theaters as opposed to just the Disney Channel like its predecessors. A bigger budget was definitely evident, however it still kept in the tone of the others. This movie focuses on the problems that high-schoolers have about graduating and the future and the worrying. Guess what guys, life goes on and it gets worse…also better, also worse.

 

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THE CHEETAH GIRLS (2003)

   

I remember liking this a lot more than I did watching it this time. We love Raven, but this movie was not great. They are supposed to be this awesomely talented girl group but the songs are not that great and the ending scene made no sense. Why do all the girls just happen to be wearing matching outfits when they come down to help. They were all in a fight. They weren’t talking to each other. So when they saw their friend needed help, did they decide they needed to change to match the outfit she was wearing just in case they end up doing a performance? Guess so.

 

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (2006)

   

How handy that this year is High School Musical’s 10 year anniversary. Since we saw that Disney channel was re-airing them in celebration, we figured it was time to watch them to check off the list. We totally jumped onto the High School Musical band wagon when it came out. Although it has it’s cheesy moments, it is a good movie. The music is great, the dancing, the actors, the story, all great. My favorite scene by far is the Status Quo musical number in the cafeteria. Oh those silly kids. And filmed in Utah! I know exactly where East High is. It exists. The one big criticism for this movie…Kids are not allowed to wear hats in school!

 

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CAMP ROCK 2: THE FINAL JAM (2010)

   

The sequel to Camp Rock was a lot more fun to watch than the original.  Each musical number involved most of the cast, had more entertaining and energetic dances, and were there to move the story along rather than just having a kid here and there performing at the musical camp to show off their talents. We were more interested in the story in this one as well. Yes, this Camp Rock rocked much more than the first.

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CAMP ROCK (2008)

   

A Disney Channel original that isn’t horrible, but isn’t great. The movie moved slowly and the musical numbers were just to have kids perform, so most of songs stopped the story just to watch this kid sing while we and the cast in the movie just sat and watched. It made you feel like the movie just wants you to observe and never actually feel a part of it all.

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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

   

We love Tina Fey and we love the Muppets so we had high hopes for this movie. It did not reach those high hopes. We felt like it had musical numbers just for the sake of having/giving an actor a musical number. The songs didn’t really move the story along so felt like it dragged, that we had watched a half hour or so of movie and yet the story was in the same place. It did have its moments, though.  We did love Tina Fey (duh), it still had some classic Muppet humor and the scenes with Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) and Sam the Eagle were great. I would re-watched the movie just for those scenes…well I would re-watch those scenes.

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Teen Beach 2 (2015)

   

The majority of this movie is just as fun as the original.  There was great music, kooky characters and groovy dancing.  But then the ending came and BOOM! It ruined the movie. RUINED IT! It wasn’t a “oh I didn’t like that ending” type of an ending. It was a “that ending changed everything!” type of ending. It changed the character’s personalities and the entire story including what happened in the first movie and not for the better. We did not appreciate that. Why Teen Beach 2? Why?

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