Lauren Boyd, Sports Editor
January 20, 2006: a day that will live in our hearts forever—the day that the High School Musical franchise was born. Ten years and three movies later, a new beginning has come into sight for High School Musical fans across the world.
I am not only one of the biggest High School Musical fans in the world, I am THE High School Musical fan. I’d call myself the most zealous enthusiast of all time. Therefore, I try to keep up to date with the most current HSM news and gossip. As I scrolled through twitter the other day, I came across some interesting High School Musical information—the announcement of High School Musical 4.
My initial reaction was “oh my”. Then, I proceeded to think… “oh my”… this might just be the worst idea Disney Channel has ever had. High School Musical 4 would create an infamous name for the ever-so-beloved trilogy.
There’s no possible way HSM4 would compare to the other movies in the slightest. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgen’s chemistry throughout the three movies is greater than that of Jack and Rose or Romeo and Juliet. If you say you didn’t melt during the “Can I have this Dance” promposal scene, then you’re lying.
All I’m trying to say is that HSM4 would be a huge bust, and therefore, I can’t condone it. Other HSM critics would agree that a fourth movie would just put the franchise to shame. Those expecting the best will inevitably receive the worst. That, in itself, makes the decision to create HSM4 an atrocity of the highest caliber.