Mitchie is back with her friends at Camp Rock, ready to perform music, dance and have a good time. Her "boyfriend" is there as well. A new camp has opened across the lake, creating an atmosphere of competition or feud.
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As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.
Mitchie can't wait to return to camp rock so that she and love-interest Shane can spend the summer making music and having fun with their friends and band mates. But when a rival camp, Camp Star, run by famous music producer Axel Turner opens across the lake, it causes many Camp Rock campers and counselors to ditch Camp Rock and join Camp Star. Mitchie finds herself too busy running the camp and preparing for the "Camp Wars" to have much fun, but Shane and friends help her open up and look on the bright side of summer. The Camp Rock gang spends the summer preparing for the dramatic battle of the bands; while still maintaining to have fun.Written by
Nate and Dana's relationship is an obvious spoof of Romeo and Juliet; due to the rivalry between the two camps. See more »
When they zoomed in on Brown while he was talking at the end of the movie by the bonfire, there weren't any people around him, but when they zoomed out at the whole scene, there were clearly people around him. See more »
[Camp Star "launches" a campfire invitation from out on the lake]
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Several failed takes of the same scene are shown during the credits. See more »
When the "High School Musical" franchise's main series ended on 2008, the first "Camp Rock" rose to fame and so as musical films by Disney Channel. Soon, many are made but didn't reach the heights of "High School Musical 2". Two years after the first "Camp Rock" with it heavily advertised by its single "It's On", "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" goes damn straight to strike TVs around the world trying to set a new record high defeating "High School Musical 2's" record.
Here, Demi Lovato returns as Mitchie Toress for another summer with Camp Rock with her friends. When on her way to Camp Rock, she found that there's Camp Star or another camp across the lake owned by Axel Turner or Brown's friend, owner of Camp Rock's rival now. Invited by Camp Star for a "bonfire", Camp Star's main spotlight, Luke Williams gave a performance and soon, Camp Rock was in danger of being closed down. At stake, Mitchie challenges them to an ultimate showdown deciding who should continue, Camp Rock or Camp Star.
Unlike the "High School Musical" movies which always have the same sound, nothing so different except for the third movie, "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam's" music has a different sound very conspicuous from the first one. It's growing different as it ages with its viewers who are also growing older. The music I guess in this film has much more mature themes than the first film's music does. And so, the music was a very praised part of the movie.
The story is not really changeable due to its target of audience. I don't think this would have to be perfect as children's minds are still young and so, if they put a sophisticated and hard-to-understand stories, children would have no way of what they're talking about. Maybe for adults, they would think that this is a very simple story. But, anyways, it's a musical film and the plot doesn't have to be so original like "Inception" or something.
By the way, what also makes Camp Rock at stake is that because Camp Star has much better features. Despite only having some normal cabins in Camp Rock, Camp Star's cabins are air-conditioned, their stage is huge and more advanced than Camp Rock's but they have a very tight schedule which eliminates fun.
I'm not going to talk more about the plot or else I'm going to spoil your enjoyment of the film.
The acting. As always, Demi has been energetic with her singing and dancing. She was just great with her performance. How about the Jonas Brothers? They're better than before and their role here is much larger than theirs in the first. With new appearances from Matthew "Mdot" Finley and Chloe Bridges, the whole cast was just so amazing.
As most Disney films do, "Camp Rock 2" has a moral. The moral is quite easy to find out. If you want it then it's "If you are united, everything is within reach or possible", simple as that.
This review is getting too long so I'm going to shorten up starting here. The humors here play a larger role than in the first film if you notice. The choreography with the music grows and they're breathtaking. The special effects, well I don't need to talk about that. The directing is also different as the director changes.
"Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" overall is a great film for your kids to enjoy. Not only having a different sound on the music, it has much more music which can total up to fourteen different songs. Overall, this film is easily to be enjoyable and a movie which will stay on children's hearts.
Prince AJB's rating: 8/10
Thank for reading my review on "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" and hope it's useful.
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