Calling all "High School Musical" fans out there!
Have you already watched the trailer of the newest teen romance comedy musical flick "Status Update"?
If yes, are you among those who thought it has some parallels to the 2006 musical television film?
Well, this article for you!
Here are proofs that "Status Update" is the new "High School Musical"!
1. Ross Lynch and Olivia Holt are this generation's Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Ross is low-key Zac's twin from another universe.
Olivia's got Vanessa's good-girl look.
2. Kyle (Lynch) and Dani's (Holt) third party in the film, Charlotte -- played by Courtney Eaton, is as mean and as hot as Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) of "High School Musical".
3. New music worth adding to your playlist!
You know all the words to "HSM" songs, and you just might do the same when you hear the "Status Update" OST with its hooky tunes and relatable lyrics!
4. Both films have a relatable storyline.
"High School Musical" follows the story of two opposite high-schoolers, Troy (Zac) the star athlete and Gabriella (Vanessa) the nerdy beauty, who fell for each other after they found out they have a shared passion for music. Together they pursue their dreams.
"Status Update," on the other hand, revolves around a high-school student named Kyle Moore (Lynch), who after being uprooted by his parents' separation and unable to fit into his new hometown, stumbles upon a social media app he discovered, which is called YOUniverse, that causes his status updates to come true.
While Kyle gets everything he wants, including the power to avenge to those who bullied him and to impress the love of his life Dani McKenzie (Olivia Holt), with the use of YOUniverse, he also slowly becomes a victim of his own lust for acceptance and social media fame.
Catch "Status Update" in Philippine cinemas starting April 11.
It is from the producer and director of "Step Up," Scott Speer, and writer of "17 Again," Jason Filardi.