97 Min. | Comedy – Family – Musical | September 2010
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Director: Paul Hoen
Staring: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Review: Camp Rock 2: 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. And so, the music was a very praised part of the movie. The story is not really changeable due to its target of audience. 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. 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. 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. “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. Thank for reading my review on “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” and hope it’s useful.