Ok, from the title of this post you may be thinking I’m talking about Disney’s evil ploy to take over the world by feeding us mindless movie dribble, a la High School Musical. I won’t lie, however, that when I was that special age- I used to like those Disney movies. “Luck of the Irish” was, putting it casually, my SHIT!
No, I’m not talking about Disney’s attempt at making a more adult version of the High School Musical franchise called College Musical. What I’ve most recently discovered on YouTube is something called “College Musical.” It’s the brainchild of YouTube user Kurt Hugo Schneider and one thing it is, is good.
I mean sure it seems a little cheesy at points, but that cheesiness adds to the fluff of the parody that Schneider is trying to create. With a bunch of original songs like, i guess, “I Want To Bone my TA,” this thing is a sure-fire success in that young-adult crowd.
The two leads, Sam Tsui and Mallory Baysek surely can hit a note. In their first duet I truly was amazed at their vocal range and prowess. Being a singer, myself, I truly saw the capabilities of the two.
The supporting cast, of course, adds to the film, but not in any special way. Their input towards the plot sure moves the story, but I could’ve seen something better coming out of this with a different cast. However, kudos to the immediate supporting actors because they did hold my interest. On YouTube that’s hard to do.
The show, “College Musical,” has a very sitcom feel behind it and so I was surprised to not hear any audience laughing or applause.
So, kudos to Schneider and the entire crew and cast of “College Musical.” They’ve done a good job and I hope them all the best. 4/5 stars to them.
Here’s a link to the first episode for your enjoyment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH0SoDcR3_A&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=6284F1D960173F0F&index=0
P.S. It’s in HD!