Reviews: High School Musical

Was rather surprised

When this film first came out, I was eight years old, but I didn't think much of it because I believed it was just the same as any old Disney live-action sitcom — unfunny jokes, annoying characters to a crowd of possibly-inserted-in-later-production canned laughter. But when I sat down to watch this, I was pleasantly surprised.

I don't know what made me like it so much — possibly because it felt like a satire and/or a parody of everything that annoys many about musicals: over-the-top characters, songs appearing out of nowhere and too much focus on the romance that nobody cares about. Despite that, I do like some of the songs, and the characters are likable, even though they make very, very dumb decisions at times.