varnished features + systematic personality + inpenertrable blandness = Ventriloquist Dummy Zack Efron
He hasn't even got the same muffled screeching that soundtracks Tom Cruise's excessive reliance on flashing teeth and delivering niceties with fiendish, Dove like breeziness.
Cruise seems to be short circuiting when interviewed. His cogs are eschew and his hand is constantly stroking the dagger in his pocket.
Efron just seems to have a Malibu sunguard crammed in his head.