History Film / HighSchoolMusical

27th May '17 7:37:45 PM YasminPerry
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** Arguably, the first film's plot counts as well. The end involves [[spoiler: Troy & Gabriella singing ''Breaking Free'' passionately in front of almost the whole school,]] which is nice and all, until you remember it's just the callbacks and not the ''actual musical''. Apparently we're meant to assume they pulled it off without a hitch, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse but....]]
6th May '17 11:37:39 AM roldarryl
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Tiara]] in the third movie.
** Amber Lee Adams in the spin-off.


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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: InUniverse, Amber Lee Adams in the spin-off, who seems so nice to her fans, including Sharpay, only to be revealed that she's mean to her assistant and her dog co-stars. Her true colors are later exposed by [[spoiler: Sharpay]] in front of the audience on the opening night.
6th May '17 11:26:56 AM roldarryl
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* PrincessInRags: Sharpay in her spin-off, from ThePrimadonna of East High to the "assistant" (read: slave) of a Broadway [[ThePrimadonna primadonna]] and from living in a [[BigFancyHouse mansion]], then supposedly in a New York penthouse, to a pre-war studio apartment, due to dogs aren't allowed in the penthouse.
6th May '17 11:15:59 AM roldarryl
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* BigApplesauce: ''Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure'' follows Sharpay's journey to be a Broadway star in New York City.
* BigFancyHouse: Sharpay and Ryan's mansion shown in ''Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure''.
* BigManOnCampus: Troy. Not that he's always happy about it.



* BigFancyHouse: Sharpay and Ryan's mansion shown in Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure.
* BigManOnCampus: Troy. Not that he's always happy about it.
1st Apr '17 4:06:11 AM BB8ForPresident
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* ShaggyDogStory: The main conflict of the second film involves Troy trying to get a seemingly competitive basketball scholarship at the University of Albuquerque and Sharpay using the goal to divide him from the wildcats. Come the third film he ''and'' Chad (who was never as a good a basketball player as Troy) have apparently secured a scholarship with no problems and [[spoiler: then Troy decides to go to Berkeley anyway with zero mention of his worries about money from the previous film.]]

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* ShaggyDogStory: The main conflict of the second film involves Troy trying to get a seemingly competitive basketball scholarship at the University of Albuquerque because he's worried about the cost of college and Sharpay using the goal to divide him from the wildcats. Come the third film he ''and'' Chad (who was never as a good a basketball player as Troy) have apparently secured a scholarship with no problems and Troy's wondering about pursuing theater. [[spoiler: And then Troy decides to go to Berkeley anyway with zero mention of his worries about money from the previous film.film making the whole plot of #2 fairly pointless.]]
1st Apr '17 4:03:13 AM BB8ForPresident
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* ShaggyDogStory: The main conflict of the second film involves Troy trying to get a seemingly competitive basketball scholarship at the University of Albuquerque and Sharpay using the goal to divide him from the wildcats. Come the third film he ''and'' Chad (who was never as a good a basketball player as Troy) have apparently secured a scholarship with no problems and [[spoiler: then Troy decides to go to Berkeley anyway with zero mention of his worries about money from the previous film.]]
11th Mar '17 1:28:44 AM BB8ForPresident
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* KarmaHoudini: Chad, Taylor and the other wildcats in the first movie. They deliberately go behind their "friends" back and manipulate them into falling out just because Troy and Gabriella have dared to develop interests outside of basketball and academics, but never suffer any consequences. Even when they confess what they've done, Troy and Gabriella are more focused on making up with each other than calling out their best friends for betraying them, and by the next scene everyone's hanging out together like it's no big deal. And Troy and Gabriella keep confiding in Chad and Taylor in the next two movies despite the fact Chad is ''still'' resentful Troy has goals beyond basketball and Taylor continues to attack Gabriella's relationship with Troy.

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* KarmaHoudini: Chad, Taylor and the other wildcats in the first movie. They deliberately go behind their "friends" back and manipulate backs to split them into falling out apart just because Troy and Gabriella have dared to develop developed interests outside of basketball and academics, but never suffer any consequences. Even when they confess what they've done, Troy and Gabriella are more focused on making up with each other than calling out their best friends for betraying them, and by the next scene everyone's hanging out together like it's no big deal. And Troy and Gabriella keep confiding in Chad and Taylor in for the next two movies despite the fact movies, even though Chad is ''still'' resentful Troy has goals beyond basketball and Taylor continues to attack Gabriella's relationship with Troy.
11th Mar '17 1:24:34 AM BB8ForPresident
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* DoubleStandard: Sharpay's pursuit of Troy in the second film comes across as sexual harassment and blackmail but she's EasilyForgiven by the end and her more extreme moves are PlayedForLaughs. Troy is clearly uncomfortable and nervous around her, but is still forced to shoulder most of the blame, even though she's actively stalking him and his job means he can't avoid her. Imagine if the positions were flipped and a guy was stalking and harassing a girl at a job she desperately needed.


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* KarmaHoudini: Chad, Taylor and the other wildcats in the first movie. They deliberately go behind their "friends" back and manipulate them into falling out just because Troy and Gabriella have dared to develop interests outside of basketball and academics, but never suffer any consequences. Even when they confess what they've done, Troy and Gabriella are more focused on making up with each other than calling out their best friends for betraying them, and by the next scene everyone's hanging out together like it's no big deal. And Troy and Gabriella keep confiding in Chad and Taylor in the next two movies despite the fact Chad is ''still'' resentful Troy has goals beyond basketball and Taylor continues to attack Gabriella's relationship with Troy.
11th Mar '17 1:01:56 AM BB8ForPresident
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* BrokenAesop: Between #1 and #3 vs #2. The moral of the first film is essentially 'Support other's dreams rather than tearing them down' (The wildcats accepting Troy and Gabriella singing). The second film switches to 'Your friend's pressuring is more important than your dreams.' (Troy trying to win a scholarship). Then the third film jumps back onto the 'support each other' wagon. (Troy doing basketball ''and'' singing, Gabriella going to Stanford, Kelsi wanting to do the show together). If you're confused, fair enough.
10th Mar '17 1:39:48 AM BB8ForPresident
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* CharacterDevelopment: A surprising amount: Troy starts making his own decisions rather than pleasing everyone else, Gabriella becomes more outgoing and makes some real friends, Taylor and Chad both loosen up, Kelsi learns to be more confident and Ryan steps out of Sharpay's shadow. Even the teachers get on it, with Ms Darbus going from SadisticTeacher to CoolTeacher, and Jack Bolton seeing Troy as his son rather than a basketball star.

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* CharacterDevelopment: A surprising amount: Troy starts making his own decisions rather than pleasing everyone else, Gabriella becomes more outgoing and makes gets some real friends, Taylor and Chad both loosen up, Kelsi learns to be more confident and Ryan steps out of Sharpay's shadow. Even the teachers get on it, with Ms Darbus going from SadisticTeacher to CoolTeacher, and Jack Bolton seeing Troy as his son rather than a basketball star.



* EasilyForgiven: All over the place. And it takes less than a scene for Troy and the wildcats to forgive Sharpay for manipulating him and making their lives hell. [[note]] And that's not even considering the DoubleStandard of her borderline sexual harassment and blackmail of Troy. [[/note]]

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* EasilyForgiven: All over the place. And it It takes less than a scene for Troy and the wildcats to forgive Sharpay for manipulating him and making their lives hell. [[note]] And that's not even considering the DoubleStandard of her borderline sexual harassment and blackmail of Troy. [[/note]]
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