|Rated: TV-G (US) / G (Canada)|
Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman
Released: August 17, 2007 (Disney Channel premiere) / December 11, 2007 (DVD)
As seen on Disney Channel.
My Review: Okay, I know I'm really late to the party by just watching this now, but, I don't know if I could have appreciated this back when it first premiered in 2007. While some of the musical numbers, especially the last two, were fabulous, others of them were just plain weird, such as the one named after the Hawaiian fish that has a name even I can't spell. Also, while I realize this takes place during summer, and at a country club, I still felt that the fashion sense could have been more modest. While none of the girls wear bikinis, some of their swimsuits--including Gabriella's lifeguard uniform--and other outfits are low-cut, and Troy is seen shirtless at least two times. I expected a bit more propriety from the Mouse network. Despite those flaws, I mostly enjoyed this one; now, I can actually say I've seen it...because what kind of Disney Channel fan would I be if I never did?
- Sex: Kissing and flirting; totally innocent romance. 4/5
- Nudity: Girls are often seen in low-cut or bare-midriff outfits; a main character is seen shirtless two or three times. 3/5
- Language: None. 5/5
- Violence: Slightly intense sports action. 4/5
- Drugs: None. 5/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: Emotional intensity in a few scenes. 4/5