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I have a secret. And it’s taking me a lot of guts to admit this, so I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m a closet High School Musical fan. When all my flatmates are out, and I have the place to myself, I turn the surround sound on loud, hope the neighbours can’t hear it, and pop in the DVD. And I love every moment of it. Seriously.

So, with this in mind, I decided this weekend, despite my highly respected views of the folks at cracked.com, to go and see what HSM Golden Boy Zac Efron’s new movie (17 Again) was like. I decided that for this to be a a fair review, I had to swallow my pride, and not worry too much about what people think of me. So I went to Somerset West. You know, cos there I’d be anonymous.

I made on grave mistake though. I went on a Saturday night. Do you remember when you were 16, and it was weekend? What did you do on a Saturday night? That’s right. You went to the movies. I forgot about that fact. So, I gritted my teeth, reminded myself that I paid a lot of money for my movie ticket, and hoped that the experience would be as pleasant as possible.

I don’t think I’ll ever watch movies anywhere else again. I had plenty of legroom, the screen was HUGE (Easily bigger than my house) and I could see. But for the movie: Zac Efron is looking good in skinny jeans. Yes, he wears them, see below:

Zac Efron in his latest, '17 Again'

Zac Efron in his latest, '17 Again'

Once you bear in mind that the entire movie is totally based on cliche’s, and accept it as that, then it’s not that bad. For a plot synopsis go here. The story is nothing original (Let’s see – Freaky Friday, 13 going on 30, It’s a boy/girl thing, etc, etc, etc), but in my ever so humble opinion, this film executes it way way better than the rest of them. The lead character, Mike O’Donnell, played by Zac Efron, is very likeable, and let’s face it, not bad on the eyes. The rest of the ensemble is bloody good looking, including Silas Botwin from Weeds (WTF ever happened to that show?).

Topless Guy: Also in this movie. Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/Showtime

Topless Guy: Also in this movie. Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/Showtime

All in all I really, really enjoyed this movie. It was way better than I thought it would be, showing sensitivity, good humour (I LOL’d a fair few times), and not one fart joke. At all. All of this in spite of having Mathew Perry in it. But my favourite character by far is Ned, the super rich, super geek. Man, a part of me really wants to be like him one day. You’ll have to actually see the movie to know what I’m talking about…

You know what, next time round, I may just go and see the next Zac Efron movie without any shame.


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