Some of the characters (Sharpay and Ryan Evans) are portrayed as materialistic and selfish and yet, there is a good connotation of that through the movie. There’s an entire song called “Fabulous” devoted to celebrating materialism and $money$…not a very healthy self-image messages being sent to the middle-school demographic who, unlike these characters, probably don’t frolic at a country club all summer!
Other characters, however, (Gabriella and Troy) are hard working and honest, but they’re still “top-of-the-school” at something: sports, brains, and good looks. It’s still sending that message that only the prettiest, smartest, and most talented kids deserve each other. Everyone else is just a “suppoting role”!
What does everyone here think of the new movie? (Not expecting many here to have watched it, just hoping some of you have kids who watched it or something along those lines!)