IMDb: As seniors in high school ,Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future
Roger Ebert: NA
Michael Phillips: NA
EW: Owen Gleiberman: B
A. O. Scott: NA
At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: Skip It, Ben Lyons: Rent It
Fandango: 239 Oh No, 72 No, 241 So-So, 1002 Go, 2312 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 66% (Fresh), Top Critics: 71% (Fresh), RT Community: 56% (Rotten)
Metacritic: Critics: 56 out of 100, Users: 4.7 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C+ Users: B+
Source Material: Original Story, continuation of other High School Musical films.
Action: Defective: Lame, that all I am going to say, LAME.
Acting and Dialogue: Common: Zac Eron is the only decent actor from the whole HSM cast, second place would go to Vanessa Hudgens. all the other are just Disney "cookies-cutter-marketable-teens."
Cinematography: Common: Besides the Disney "shininess" nothing
Direction: Common: A theater director/ choreography turn filmmaker not the best idea, just didn't work out this time.
Sound: Common: The first film had the best soundtrack from there it has gone down hill.
Special and Visual FX: Common: None, most lighting and stage work hint the title of the film.
Overall: A strong C, I only recommend this film to families and preteens who like HSM. I am a fan of the theater arts and musical movies but this movie did nothing for me...first one was the best (as a TV movie).