Film: High School Musical 3 – Senior Year

Opened: October 24, 2008

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Kaycee Stroh, Leslie Wing Pomeroy, Socorro Herrera, Joey Miyashima, Dave Fox, Jemma McKenzie-Brown, Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, Robert Curtis Brown, Jessica Tuck & David Reivers

The final film – and only theatrical release – of the hit Disney Channel trilogy, High School Musical 3 is the most ambitious of the series and a perfect ending.

As the Wildcats enter their senior year, everything about the future is up in the air. Troy (Zac Efron) is deciding between performing and basketball, while Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) must figure out when to say goodbye.

Because of a larger budget, this film goes bigger than the others in every way. Especially in songs like “I Want It All” and “A Night to Remember,” the choreography is stronger and the production is flashier. However, the film features too many pop ballads.

While stars Efron and Hudgens continue to be great leads with blooming chemistry, Ashley Tisdale steals every scene as the hilariously snarky and narcissistic Sharpay.

Final say: A finale to remember. ★★★★☆

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