Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
|Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
US Extended Edition DVD cover
|Distributed by||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Directed by||Paul Hoen|
|Produced by||Kevin Lafferty
|Written by||Dan Berendsen
by Karin Gist
|Music by||Christopher Lennertz|
|Cinematography||David A. Makin|
|Editing by||Girish Bhargava|
|Production company||Alan Sacks Productions
Coin Flip Productions, Ltd.
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Release date||September 3, 2010|
|Running time||97 minutes|
|Preceded by||Camp Rock|
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is a 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie and sequel to the 2008 film Camp Rock. The film premiered on September 3, 2010 on Disney Channel. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 7, 2010 in the United States and Canada. The film won the 2011 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Family TV Movie.
Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato) returns to Camp Rock and reunited with all of her camp friends, especially Shane Gray (Joe Jonas), her love interest and the lead singer of Connect 3. The two decide to spend the summer getting to know each other better. Shane arrives to the camp with his Connect 3 bandmates: Nate (Nick Jonas) and Jason (Kevin Jonas) (both they revealed themselves are his brothers), after their tour bus is crashed into the bottom of the lake.
Camp Star, a new rival camp across the lake, invites Camp Rock to attend a friendly bonfire. After seeing Camp Star's performance, some of the Camp Rock campers, including Tess Tyler (Meaghan Martin), decide to leave Camp Rock and join Camp Star. Many of the staff members also leave when Camp Star's owner, Axel Turner (Daniel Kash), promises to double their salaries.
Nate falls in love with Dana (Chloe Bridges), Axel's daughter; however, Dana's father refuses to let her meet him because he is "the competition", much like of a Romeo and Juliet scenario. Since most of Camp Rock's staff has left, Mitchie and her friends take upon by themselves the positions of Camp Rock counselors. When discussing the future of Camp Rock, Mitchie and her friends plan a showdown between the two camps at Final Jam. Camp Star agrees as Axel suggests they should challenge each other to Camp Wars, a showdown being broadcast live on TV, a challenge which Mitchie, Shane and the rest of the Camp Rockers accept. However, Brown Cesario (Daniel Fathers) disapproves of this, thinking they will lose because of Camp Star's wealth. Connie Torres (María Canals Barrera) knows that Mitchie is just standing up for what she believes in. When Mitchie sees this, she announces to the whole camp that they must work hard to have the best summer ever.
During rehearsals for Camp Wars, Mitchie becomes too attached of winning and being busy to not have fun by her friends, fearing she will not see Shane anymore if they lose. When Shane decides to put an end to Mitchie's non-fun rehearsing, he has a water fight with all the camp, resulting in Mitchie being angry. After Mitchie and Shane have an argument for Mitchie not having fun, they break up. The next day, Mitchie goes out to see everyone rehearsing by Shane and she and Shane rekindle their relationship. Caitlyn Gellar (Alyson Stoner) explains that if they want to have fun the whole summer, they must practice to win. After a successful rehearsal, Nate finds Dana at Camp Rock and she becomes furious when Nate doesn't do anything to get her love and affection. When his brothers tell him that if he can't tell her what he is, he must sing, which he does. After singing to Dana what he likes and dislikes, she begins to accept and love him.
At the night of Camp Wars, Camp Star gives an impressive performance. After Camp Star's performance, Axel sends text messages to every mobile phone in the western hemisphere, persuading people to vote for Camp Star. When Camp Rock performance starts, they give an awesome performance of what summer is truly about, fun, explaining with summer stuff like beach balls, bubbles, fireworks etc. When the results are in, Camp Star wins presumably due to Axel's biased campaign. Everyone at Camp Rock becomes devastated and because since they lost, Camp Rock has to close down, due to the thought of there not being enough campers to run Camp Rock in the future. Despite the loss, Camp Rock's performance earns great applause from the crowd.
The remaining Camp Rock staff and campers return to Camp Rock. While they packing up, Mitchie and Shane finally share a kiss. Afterwards, all the campers and staff gather and sing around the campfire together for one last time. As they sing, many of Camp Star's campers including Tess and Dana show up after having seen the bonfire, and ask to join in. Tess and other members of Camp Star then request to attend Camp Rock next summer because it is more enjoyable than Camp Star, meaning that Camp Rock will have enough campers to remain open for the next summer.
The film ends as the campers sing "This Is Our Song" together in the campfire.
- Demi Lovato as Mitchie Torres
- Joe Jonas as Shane Gray
- Nick Jonas as Nate Gray
- Kevin Jonas as Jason Gray
- Daniel Fathers as Brown Cesario
- María Canals Barrera as Connie Torres
- Daniel Kash as Axel Turner
- Chloe Bridges as Dana Turner
- Matthew "Mdot" Finley as Luke Williams
- Meaghan Martin as Tess Tyler
- Alyson Stoner as Caitlyn Gellar
- Jasmine Richards as Margaret "Peggy" Dupree
- Anna Maria Perez de Taglé as Ella Pador
- Jordan Francis as Barron "Barry" James
- Roshon Fegan as Sander Loyer
- Frankie Jonas as Trevor Kendall
- Arisa Cox as Georgina Farlow
- Robert "Big Rob" Feggans as Oliver/Bus Driver (Connect 3)
The film was received 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, higher than the predecessor's (20% rating). Some critics said that the film is the dance version of High School Musical and it did not compared to the previous film. However, Jennifer Armstrong from Entertainment Weekly enjoyed the film and the surprised performance of Demi Lovato, said: "dependently appealing".
The film garnered 8.0 million viewers on its premiere night, behind the predecessor's 8.9 million. However, it became the most watched cable television of the week, as well as the number 1 scripted cable television.
The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 7, 2010 in the United States and Canada and was later available in worldwide. The film also includes the Extended Edition, the special feature Rock Along Edition and the Combo Pack, all available in DVD.
Awards and nominations
|2011||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Family TV Movie||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Won|
|Director's Guild of America||Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs||Paul Hoen||Nominated|
|2013||Motion Picture Sound Editors||Best Sound Editing - Long Form Musical in Television||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Nominated|
The Jonas Brothers Live in Concert was a concert tour by the Jonas Brothers with the cast of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and Demi Lovato as special guests. Roshon Fegan and Meaghan Martin both did not participate on the tour, due to their scheduling conflicts.
Camp Rock: The Musical
Camp Rock: The Musical is a stage musical, the plot of the musical was based on the film Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and songs from the first two Camp Rock films. Produced and distributed by Disney Theatrical and Music Theater International. The stage musical started in 2010 and continued all across the world. Disney Theatrical began licensing theatrical rights in 2010.
Camp Rock: The Final Jam
Camp Rock: The Final Jam, a video game published by Disney Interactive Studios for the Nintendo DS, based on the television film Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. It was released in North America on August 31, 2010.