You know, I've occasionally wondered if the cast of the High School Musical franchise has any idea how terrible the movies are. And it turns out, they do!
From here, we get some choice quotes. Like, "We're not looking to top anything," from Zef. Then V calls the series out as, "a little over-the-top and stuff," and notes its "utter lack of pretense," though I suspect that bit was paraphrased.
But the absolute best quote is from Monique, emphasis mine: "We're making another movie. I know, personally, I'm not going in there tempted to do it better, but just to do it justice."
"What's lovable about the HSM franchise is that it's terrible," Lucas Grabeel adds. "Just because the third movie is a theatrical release doesn't mean we're going to try and make it good. Also, Ryan will still be super gay."
(Wait. I accidentally made that last paragraph up. Oops.)