Another week, another Disney ‘event’ movie. Yet High School Musical 3: Senior Year is different, in that it is a global phenomenon that has risen from television to the big screen for its third outing.
The story will be familiar to fans of the first two – Gabriella and Troy have decisions to make not only about their own futures, but their futures together; the Wildcats are going for back-to-back championships and Sharpay still wants to be the star of the show. Add in a few new characters (a young emo Wildcat called Rocketman and a snooty London student determined to help, or is it hinder Sharpay?) and some great new songs (notably Zac Efron’s excellent ‘Scream’ and Corbin and Zac’s spirited ‘The Boys Are Back’) and you have a sequel that will excite and delight fans the world over. Brilliant.