High School Musical: Part Duh!
OK, I was forced to watch High School Musical: Part II this past weekend and thought I would share that pain with all of you. In fairness to Eric, he has to watch this crap because it is kind of part of his job. I have to admit that I missed part one so I was a little worried that I wouldn't know what was going on:
Other Eric: "It's a bunch of high school students and they sing and dance. That's pretty much all you need to know."
Alright. So apparently there is this short, skinny kid who is the most popular boy in school even though Eric says he didn't even sing his own songs in the first movie. So why did they cast him?
Other Eric: "Obviously because he's dreamy."
Well, yes, there is that. He has very pretty eyes. But his one acting emotion is a slight look of pain and/or constipation.
So this main kid has a girlfriend. And a black friend. And his friend makes inappropriate sexual comments about another girl, who I think they have all been going to school with but who he seems just to have noticed on the last day before summer vacation. The comments are the Disney equivalent of, "I'd tap that." Obviously they will become a couple by the end of the movie. Then there is the nerdy girl who looks like Andrea from 90210, who wears stupid hats and plays the piano. Constantly. And finally, there is the rich bitchy girl and her gay brother, although his gayness is never mentioned. Oh, yes, there is also a chubby girl and probably an Asian kid but I don't remember. They have all the bases covered. That's the cast.
Whether they are in a cafeteria or on a golf course they sound like they are singing inside a tin can. Eric likes some of the music and dancing.
Here's the basic plot: The main kid doesn't play softball with his friends because he is trying to get a scholarship to go to college. I know! What an asshole, right? Fortunately, by the end of the movie he has learned his valuable lesson: It is more important to make your friends happy than to get an education.
Other Eric: "That's not the valuable lesson! He learned that it is important to be true to yourself."
Really? I didn't get that at all. Oh, well.