Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
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|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|
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. The film won the 2011 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Family TV Movie.
One year after the events of the first film, Mitchie Torres and her mother Connie are going to Camp Rock for another summer camp year. When they arrived at Camp Rock, Mitchie reunites with her camp friends, Caitlyn, Ella, Peggy and Tess. Meanwhile, Shane Gray and his brothers Nate and Jason are lost in the road when their Connect 3 tour bus broke down and crashed into the bottom of the lake, as they heading to Camp Rock. Back at Camp Rock, Mitchie and her friends, along with Mitchie's other friends Sander and Barry performs ("Brand New Day"), until Shane and his brothers arrives in a farm truck. Mitchie and Shane decides to spend the summer at the camp together and they know each other better.
Camp Star, a new rival camp somewhere across the lake, invites Camp Rock to attend a friendly bonfire. While there, Camp Star is a resort not a camp as the Camp Rock campers going to the stage and watch the performance instead of a bonfire. (In the standard version, Camp Star camper/performer Luke Williams performed ("Fire") and the extended version, Mitchie sings first with ("Different Summers").) After the performance, some of the Camp Rock members including Tess who impressed Luke's performance and becomes as his dance partner Camp Star founder Axel Turner wants the Camp Rock campers and counselors, including Camp Rock member Tess to join Camp Star and promises to double their salaries, while the remainders of Camp Rock went back to their camp.
The next morning, the members of Camp Rock have announcement when Camp Rock founder Brown Cesario said the camp is closed, because without the counselors and campers who moved to Camp Star. Mitchie and her friends performs ("Can't Back Down") and Mitchie attempts her friends to take upon themselves as the Camp Rock counselors to help the camp back in business. After Camp Rock is back to normal, Mitchie and her group called the Camp Rockers are marching their way to Camp Star, as both camps are going up against each other at the Final Jam ("It's On"). Instead, Axel Turner suggests the two camps should challenge each other in a musical showdown called "Camp Wars", a television game show to determine which camp will stay or which camp will leave for good, as Mitchie and the Camp Rockers agrees. However, Brown Cesario disapproves himself for Mitchie about Camp Rock will lose the competition because of Camp Star's wealth, while talking to Mitchie's mother Connie. When Mitchie heard Brown's conversation, she announces to the whole camp that they must work hard to save the camp and have to be the best summer ever.
During the rehearsals for Camp Wars, Mitchie is trying to help the others to practice hard, but not enough to continue when her friends asks Mitchie to have fun, but Shane wants to put an end of Mitchie's non-fun rehearsing, as he and the Camp Rockers are having a water fight all over the camp, resulting Mitchie is being angry. After, Mitchie and Shane having an argument each other, they break up of their relationship ("Wouldn't Change a Thing"). As the day before Camp Wars approaches, Mitchie goes to see everyone of Camp Rock is rehearsing, thanks to Shane who realize Mitchie is right about the competition, as they continue to practice and win, Shane, Nate and Jason performed ("Heart and Soul") on stage. In the extended version, Jason and his small group of children known as the Junior Rockers are investigating of Camp Star's secret rehearsal where Luke and Tess performing ("Walkin' In My Shoes"), with Axel watches them and felts their performance is underwhelmed instead they replaced it with ("Tear It Down").
After the Luke and Tess performance in Camp Wars. Mitchie and Shane sings ("What We Came Here For") along with their friends and members of Camp Rock, giving of their own performance a great time and showing a montage of them doing learning and having fun for their best summer ever (the montage which was later revealed is a video when Junior Rocker Trevor who filmed in his recording camera and brought as a idea made by Mitchie). When announcing the winner of the competition, Camp Star wins because the voters who voted for Luke and Tess performance and leading for Camp Star to win in order to stay.
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 7.9 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.
On July 24, 2010, Joe Jonas confirmed that he wants to appear in a Camp Rock 3. Jonas said: "Hey lets do it! Camp Rock 2 has an ending where it can continue".
Demi Lovato also explained to MTV regarding the film: "We don't know! It could be. It could be the end. It could be the next chapter! I would love to see another Camp Rock movie happen. That could be a really cool step. It might come to a point where we're all doing our own things or maybe it doesn't work because Camp Rock is now closed. You never know".