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DVD review: High School Musical 3

High School Musical 3

Release date

Monday 16 February 2009 (cert U)

The stars

Team HSM are back at school after dancing their way through the summer in High School Musical 2.

Zac Efron is back as a more grown-up Troy. Vanessa Anne Hudgens plays his girlfriend Gabriella again.

Ashley Tisdale returns as show-off Sharpay, and on the basketball courts Corbin Bleu is back as Troy's best mate Chad.

There are a couple of new faces too. 14-year-old Jemma McKenzie-Brown from Yorkshire plays Sharpay's personal assistant.

The plot

Well, it is all of the gang's last year at East High. There is a prom on and they decide to do the last show about it.

But there are some unexpected twists, Gabriella has the chance to go to a really good college but it's a long way away.

Will Gabriella split up with Troy? We won't spoil the surprise, you'll have to watch the film to find out!

Best bits

The best bit is when they do the show, which is called Senior Years.

Things don't go to plan - it's all very chaotic! The film also has some really good songs including one of our favourites, The Boys Are Back.

Fave characters

There's Troy and Gabriella, who are even better at singing and dancing than before. Chad has some good lines in this film and we get to meet Justin Martin who plays Donny Dion.

DVD extras

Some of the extras include Music And More, where you can sing along to the music.

Newsround meets HSM stars
Olesya Rulin who plays Kelsi Nielsen in HSM

There's also the bloopers where you see the mistakes, and a behind-the-scenes bit where you get to see how the film was put together and deleted scenes that were left out of the final version.

The extras are good because even if you have seen the film a couple of times you wont have seen these things.

Any weak bits?

Sometimes in the scenes or the dances they change their outfits which is a bit confusing, but this is just a minor thing and for all you High School Music fans this is just what you've been waiting for!

Hit or miss?


NR rating:

Five out of five

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Your Comments

"I thought HSM3 was the best out of all of them because I love all the songs and my fave was It's Gonna Be A Night To Remember!"

Holly, 9, Derbyshire, England

"It was really good but I didn't like as much first one. I got a bit bored during it but still liked it."

Charlotte, 10, Northumberland, England

"I think that HSM 3 is very emotional but fantastic. It's the best one I've seen so far!!!"

Antonia, 12, UK

"I love it. I think it is fantastic, I can watch it over and over again. The actors are great and I am waiting for High School Musical 4!"

Diellza, 11, London, England

"I loved HSM 3: Senior Year. It was by far the best out of all of them, all due to such amazing cast, clothes, routines and emotion. I would definitely give it 10/10!"

Stacey, 11, Wolverhampton, England

"I did not like it. I watched it at a sleepover and I got so bored I fell asleep! 1/10."

Sophia, 12, Cheshire, England

"It's really good and the songs are great!! Really enjoyable but not as good as the last two."

Rosa, 12, Manchester, England

"HSM 3 is a great film! It's got sport, romance, friendship, singing and dancing! The characters have all grown up so much from the first film and they've got a lot closer to! I really recommend this film for all ages and genders! Go Wildcats!"

Laura, 13, Oxfordshire, England

"I really enjoyed watching this film with my little sister, it is the best High School Musical film ever!!!"

Alice, 11, Swindon, England

"LOVE IT! Love all the songs and dance moves. But I started to cry when the cast all said goodbye."

Emma, 14, Bradford, England

"It's a really awesome DVD and me and my sister got it as soon as it was in the shops!"

Beth, 12, Wales

"I loved it so much that I went to the cinema three times. I got the DVD the first day it came out."

Georgia, 8, Cambridge, England

"High School Musical is BRILLIANT!!! I love how they sing all them lovely songs. It always makes you want to sing to them and dance to it."

Jasmine, 9, East Sussex, England

"I loved HSM 3: Senior Year. It was by far the best out of all of them, all due to such amazing cast, clothes, routines and emotion. I would definitely give it 10/10!"

Jamie, 9, Gloucestershire, England

"I think High School Musical 3 is great, it's the best yet. They have all grown up a bit but it is still exciting. High School Musical 3 rocks."

Manijeh, 10, Milton Keynes, England

"This is the best one yet because it has more sets and some new characters, who are quite funny. One of my favourite parts is when Troy and Chad take the new guy's clothes."

Holly, 11, Stockport, England

"I love the film, it's a bit sad at the end though! l don't think it was as good as the others but I love the outfits they all wear. I can't wait for HSM 4 because it will have a new cast in it. I really love the bonus features where the cast started crying."

Kirsty, 11, Coventry, England

"I think the film was the best one, it had lots of super songs and every one in it had a new look, they looked much better. There was loads of singing in the movie. I hope they have a High School Musical 4: College Year."

Stacey, 12, Telford, England

"It was rubbish, I would give it 1/10."

Claire, 11, Scotland

"I love this movie!! It's the best one! The songs are all amazing and the dancing is out of this world! I recommend this movie to anyone who loves to have a laugh, sing and dance but also cry!!!"

Laura, 13, County Down, Northern Ireland

"I think the film was the best one, it had lots of super cool songs and every one it it had a new look, they looked much cooler. There was loads of singing in this movie, I hope they have a High School Musical College Year."

Ana, 13, Bedford, England

"This is the one film my whole family can sit and watch together!! I love it. I love the The Last Waltz theme!! It makes me cry."

Emily, 11

"It is not as good as the first one, the songs in it are better than the second one, it is worth watching if you have seen the first two."

Emma, 14, Powys, Wales

"The film is alright. The dances are great but the storyline is boring."

Hannah, 11, West Lothian, Scotland

"I love it!! I have got the DVD and I could watch it a million times in a row and still wouldn't get tired of it."

Siobhan, 13, Northampton, England

"Don't bother watching it. It is the same story line as before. The first movie was good but the second was a little boring. I could guess what was about to happen. The third one is rubbish!"

Molly, 12, Poole, England

"I think this film is the best one. I didn't like it at the start but I love it now. I'm going to watch it again right now!

Samantha, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I thought that High School Musical 3 was fantastic. I keep watching it every day and I think that it's the best out of the three."

Emma, 14, Oxfordshire, England

"I love HSM 3, the DVD is great. The best bit is where Troy and Gabriella are dancing around the tree at their own prom."

Dani, 14, Bradford, England

"I watched it with my mate, my sisters and my Mum the first day it was out, but I think all the other ones were better. It just didn't fit, some parts were good and some weren't as good."

Larnie, 9, Wirral, England

"I loved the film and would recommend it to anyone! Even my Mum liked it!"

Sophie, 11, Ireland

"Troy is more cute in this move. HSM 3 is the best movie I have ever seen."

Freya, 8, Surrey, England

"I went to see this at the cinema, it's one of my all time fave movies ever! I can't wait to get it on DVD for my birthday!"

Lauren, 11, Scotland

"I think that High School Musical 3 is really good, I love the songs and the dance routines are so cool!"

Daisy, 10, Lincolnshire, England

"I got the DVD on Monday - I have watched it every night since I got it!"

Joanne, 13, Devon, England

"I thought it was a fantastic film! I have seen all three of the films and I thought that this one was the best. It had so much more energy in it and the songs and dances were much better."

Katherine, 11, Bath, England

"I love the movie, I can't stop watching it. It was so nice and I love the part when Troy sings Now Or Never."

Zara, 12, Hounslow, England

"I have just watched the film and think it is fantastic but High School Musical 1 and 2 were much better!"

Thamid, 11, Birmingham

"I bought the DVD on 18 February and watched it then. I thought it was amazing, very good quality! My opinion is that High School Musical 3 is the best one out off all three films."

Catharine, 10, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"I LOVE High School Musical 3!! When I went to see it at cinema it was amazing. And now I've got it on DVD I just can't stop watching it! I love to sing along and I have learnt all the dance moves already, HSM3 is FABULOUS!!"

Callie, 12, Hull, England

"I thought the film was great, the first song really gets you dancing! It's better than the first two!"

Bethany, 11, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"High School Musical 3 is the best one yet, it's more realistic and less cheesy - they actually seem like REAL people for once!"

Georgia, 12, Halifax, England

"In the words of Sharpay: 'FABULOUS!'"

Zarah, 12, Manchester, England

"I thought this film was fab! The romance in the film was great and I loved the way they did the school musical! I also thought the story with Troy and Gabriella was brilliant!!"

Emma, 12, UK

"HSM 3 is the best one, it's the most emotional and over the top of them all. My favourite bit is when Sharpay and Ryan sing 'I Want It All'."

Adam, 8, Colchester, England

"I think that this film is the best! And the bonus features are really good as well. I cried at the end!"

Amy, 13, Devon, England

"I really like this film and I just got it for Valentine's day and I can't wait to watch it again."

Neve, 11, Sheffield, England

"The film is good but it is sad to see that it is the last."

Kevin, 11, Blackpool, England

"The movie was fantastic, I have watched it lots of times. The best bit was when Sharpay sang the song 'I Want It All'!"

Mia, 10, London, England

"The film was fab when I saw it in the cinema, so I think that the DVD will be even better, especially with all the bonus features!!"

Rebecca, 11, Liverpool, England

"High School Musical 3 is really good and the cast are amazing. The songs are very good too. My fave songs are Right Here, Right Now and Just Wanna Be With You. This movie is the best!"

Nstar, 13, UK

"I think that it is a GREAT film. The bloopers are really funny and, in general, it is a really good DVD!!!"

Louisa, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I thought it was really cheesy. I've watched all the HSM films and this one was the worst. I really don't like the costumes either."

Dorothea, 11, Stockport, England

"HSM 3 was amazing - my favourite songs were the Boys Are Back and I Want It All and my fave characters are Ryan and Sharpay."

Kellie, 9, Antrim, Northern Ireland

"HSM 3 is really, really good and it has an excellent cast and crew. I like the bit when Troy and Chad go under the truck, and come out as themselves as eight-year-olds."

Celine, 11, Bromley, England

"I like when Zac Efron and Corbin Bleu sing Boys Are Back. Also I liked it when Zac and Vanessa Hudgens dance together - I liked it all!"

Caitlin, 10, Norwich, England

"I went to see HSM3 at the cinema and it was excellent! I can't wait to get it on DVD because I really want to singalong with my favourite songs! Also the bloopers will make me laugh out loud! I really like watching the deleted scenes - it is a fabulous movie!"

Stephanie, 12, Essex, England

"It's the best film ever. I could watch it again and again."

Demi, 10, Ipswich, England

"I just love this movie, it's great and I am glad that it has finally come out on DVD, I can't wait to get it."

Anna, 12, Essex, England