A terrible movie that has become a phenomenon. The reason why is because parents are too protective and sheltering of their kids nowadays, and middle school kids and anyone younger is curious and asking questions about what high school is like. Instead of using more realistic movies based on high school life like Fast Times At Ridgemont High or Superbad, they use this shit as an example. This movie makes them super happy and optimistic, they become obsessed with it, which has made it probably the most overrated and overmarketed movies of all time.

This is probably one of the main reasons why High School Freshmen have a tendency to act so retarded, because they are convinced that High School is like some 'fairy tale musical'. High School students should(hopefully) know better.

Anyone over the age of 14 who likes this movie should be slapped.

12 year old: OMG!!!! I can't wait for high school now that i've just watched High School Musical!!!! There won't be any labels, all the cliques and crowds will live in harmony, I can share my secrets and no one will humiliate me, it will be just like a happy fairy tale. =D

The most misleading shit ever.
by Kareem Jahlid September 30, 2007
A cheap and blatant disney rip-off of Grease that for some reason a bunch of kids like. So of course disney markets the shit out of it, and 2 sequels are due out. only reason to watch is to see up-and-coming actress/singer Vanessa Anne Hudgens
Loser 1: Dude did you watch High School Musical? I heard it's awesome.

Loser 2: Ya dude it was awesome!!!!

Loser 1: Did you hear they are making sequels?

Loser 2: Ya 2!!! OMG THATS SO AWESOME!!!!!

Non-Loser: Disney is so fucking pathetic they haven't had a single original idea in a decade and all they do is put out sequels because they are money-grubbing bastards who don't care about the quality of their movies.
by disneysucks July 27, 2006
More like High School Mistake.
I'd rather get attacked by bullet ants than watch that shit.
Tool #1: OMG I LOVE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ZAC EFRON IS SO HOT WHEN I'M OLDER I'M GOING TO MARRY HIM OMG FUCK VANESSA HUDGENS HE'S MINE!!!!11!
Tool #2: YEAH VANESSA IS A SKANK!
Non-Tool: Okay, so.. YOU FAIL MISSERABLY AT LIFE.
by HSMisdumb October 22, 2008
An awful trilogy of movies marketed by Disney. I think they're supposed to be some knock-off, kid friendly, version of Fame, or Grease (not that Grease was anything special to begin with). Has a regrettably catchy soundtrack, and shows a diamond ecnrusted version of highschool. Take close notice, if you're ever unfortunate enough to lay eyes upon the thing, that most of the kids are white, rich, and preppy. Often induces vomiting, bleeding of the ears and/or eyes, and permanent mental trauma. Consult your doctor before viewing these films.
Eight Year Old Girl: Mommy! High School Musical is on! I want to be just like Gabriella when I grow up!

Mother: Oh, where did I go wrong?
by Ocean_Potion_Malfunction February 23, 2009
A show that tell people that disney is running out of money, the only way to get more is to brain wash little children into liking the bogus shit.
Also staring in it Zac Efron a barbie doll's testicles... plastic, transvestite and ugly
disney writer - hey we have hardly any money left
idea maker - i know, lets make a show soooooooooooo crap that we have to put a hypnoses disease so people can buy it's merchan dise.
Writer - OK GOOD IDEA
LATER-------
writer- I KNOWN I'LL PUT THAT TRANNY ZAC EFRON IN IT!......
and that's how High School Musical was made....
by The_truth_behind_hsm July 11, 2008
A movie that sadly went on to make two sequels.

It's about a bunch of teenagers exploring their sexual preferences through song and dance. Quite frankly if I was to inherit a copy of this filth, I would incinerate it ASAP.
High School Musical Fan: OMGGGZORR ZAC EFRON IS F-ING SEXIIIIII!!!1

Me: Why must you be alive?
by PlatinumMagnum September 26, 2009
A stupid movie on Disney that children watch because they think Zac Efron is apparently hot and the movie is obviously incorrect because of how they show theater geeks as snobby and mean, which in making the future theater geeks as snobby brats.
IDIOT 1 WATCHING HSM: OMG, High School Musical is such an inspiration to make me a total idiot in the theater world!! I am going to act just like Sharpay and Ryan when I get into High School!!

COURTNEY WATCHING HSM: I can't believe I liked this crap.
by The Complete Idiot August 7, 2008