why is high school musical such a phenomenon?

why is high school musical such a phenomenon i saw the movie it wasnt that great i actually found myself laughing at how ridiculous it is

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Simple plot, simple songs, simple characters. The answer is simple : tween formula.

  • 1 decade ago

    1. Girl tweens like Zac Efron

    2. Tweens like simple plots with happy endings

    3. The songs are very catchy (if shallow) pop tunes

    4. Adults wouldn't like it, because they see that the movie plot is predictable if you really think about it, and the characters are very stereotypical.

    Source(s): I saw it, thought it was ok but not a hit.
  • 1 decade ago

    It is this generations (8-13 year olds) version of "Grease", since most of these, mostly girls, have not seen "Grease" they are enthralled with the story and everything Disney puts out and promotes well is going to be popular!

  • 1 decade ago

    I think that High School Musical is sort of likt this era's Grease

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well i thought it was really dumb some basketball player wanting to be in a musical just because vanessa. that was so out of whack. i can't believe that they're making another movie thanks to Disney tax payers money are going into another gay movie that will be probably a big disgrace. why did have to be basketball players why couldn't it be a stupid sport that no-ones ever heard of. i hate the d*amn movie it sucks

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a cute family movie with catchy songs. My family enjoyed it. I know, we're a bunch of dorks!

  • 1 decade ago

    What is High School Musical? It sounds dumb.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's okay, but not great.

    Its cliche plot of 'boy meets girl' kind of bored me.

    No clue why people think it's so great.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dude .. I don't kno.

    Some of my friends love it ;; Disney Channel teenybopper cliche if you ask me. I wouldn't watch it or that stupid Suite Life of Zach & Cody show if you paid me! I saw one scene .. I was at my friends house. A bunch of people were dancing && confessing about baking and stuff .. I was like WTF ?!!!

    Hugs && Kisses

    ♥ Abby ♥

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ive never seen it, and i dont want too.

    i know people make such a big deal out

    of it. omg. like the other day when i was

    at the mall, i went into claires, and there

    was this whole section of that high school musical crap. i was like WTF?!?!?

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