People seem to be confused as to whether or not Disney is going to make a High School Musical 4. Well, do not worry, folks! I'm here to set the record straight: High School Musical 4 has been in pre-production for over six months. For those of you who don't know, pre-production involves writing a script, casting the characters and storyboarding the entire movie.
All we've heard so far are basic details, like "the plot might focus on the rivalry between West High and East High" and "the actor who plays Coach says he would be willing to be in this film".
In the interest of helping Disney get this movie out of pre-production, I decided to make a list of pros and cons about High School Musical 4.
Why HSM4 will be bad: It will star none of the characters from the first three movies.
Why HSM4 will be good: It will star none of the characters from the first three movies.
Yes, I know we all love Gabriella and Troy and the rest of their friends, but seriously, if I have to watch Troy go through ANOTHER self-identity crisis that results in a confusing breakup, badly-choreographed angsty song and predictable reunion, I'm going to be bored out of my mind. It'll be good to see something else for a change.
Side Note: I still don't understand why Gabriella got back together with Troy at the end of the second movie. If I was her, he would stay dumped.
Second Side Note: Likewise, in Grease, there was no reason for Sandy to take Danny back. He's a jerk who cares more about his car/hair/friends than her. She could do so much better than him.
So maybe it's kind of ridiculous to make a High School Musical 4 movie. But the High School Musical movies are ridiculous, so the idea fits perfectly. Plus, the fourth installment in a series is always the best, just like Monkey Island 4. There's no way this movie can fail! I'll watch it on opening night, for sure!
[When/if this movie comes out, expect a long blog post on how the movie is a total failure]