Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
|Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
US Extended Edition DVD artwork
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment|
|Directed by||Paul Hoen|
|Produced by||Kevin Lafferty
|Written by||Dan Berendsen
by Julie Brown
|Music by||Christopher Lennertz|
|Production company||Coin Flip Productions, Ltd.
Alan Sacks Productions
|Country||United States, Canada|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Release date||September 3, 2010|
|Running time||94 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 in the US, along with a live simulcast on Radio Disney. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on September 7, 2010, in the United States and Canada, to positive reviews from fans and mixed from critics.
Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato) returns to Camp Rock to be reunited with all of her camp friends, especially Shane Gray (Joe Jonas), her love interest. The two decide to spend the summer getting to know each other better. Shane arrives to camp with Nate (Nick Jonas) and Jason (Kevin Jonas), whom later reveals to be his brothers.
Camp Star, a new rival camp across the lake, invites Camp Rock to attend a friendly bonfire. After seeing Camp Star's performance, some Camp Rock campers, including Tess Tyler (Meaghan Jette 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 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 (Maria 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 what he is, he must sing, which he does. After singing to Dana what he likes and dislikes, she begins to love him.
At the night of Camp Wars, Camp Star gives a 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. Whilst 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. Mitchie, Shane, Tess, and the rest will always remember they're friends forever.
- Demi Lovato as Mitchie Torres
- Joe Jonas as Shane Gray
- Kevin Jonas as Jason Gray
- Nick Jonas as Nate Gray
- Meaghan Martin as Tess Tyler
- Alyson Stoner as Caitlyn Geller
- Chloe Bridges as Dana Turner
- Maria Canals Barrera as Connie Torres
- Daniel Fathers as Brown Cesario
- Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as Ella Pador
- Jasmine Richards as Peggy Warburton
- Roshon Fegan as Sander Loyer
- Jordan Francis as Barron "Barry" James
- Matthew "Mdot" Finley as Luke Williams
- Daniel Kash as Axel Turner
- Franklin Nathaniel Jonas as Trevor Kendall
- Robert Feggans as Oliver Jeremy
- Arisa Cox as Georgina Farlow
Before they announced the sequel, Aaryn Doyle revealed that she didn't reprise her role in the sequel because her manager was fired so he didn't want to get her in the movie.
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam was filmed at YMCA Camp Wanakita in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada and Kilcoo Camp in Minden, Ontario beginning in August 2009 and ending May 2010. Reportedly, the hardest scene to film was the opening number "Brand New Day" due to inclement weather. The mess hall scenes, including the dance number "We Can't Back Down", were filmed at a studio, not on the actual set.
New segments of The Road to Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam air Fridays, giving information and sneak peeks of the film. Most of these segments are available for free download on iTunes.
- "They're Back"
- "Recording the Music"
- "Demi Lovato"
- "Joe & Demi Together Again"
- "Joe Jonas"
- "Nick Jonas"
- "Kevin Jonas"
- "New Campers"
- "Dance Rehearsals"
- "The Girls of Camp Rock"
- "The Guys"
- "Making of Brand New Day"
- "The Bus"
- "The Making of It's On"
- "The Chicken"
- "The Fashion"
- "The Set"
- "Good, Got It, Check The Gate"
- "Going Green"
- "That's a Wrap!"
New York premiere
The film was an exclusive premiere in New York on August 16, 2010 , where the cast and others were the first to see the film, weeks before its official premiere on Disney Channel on September 3, 2010.
The film received generally mixed reviews. The review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 40% of critics gave the film mixed reviews, based on 5 reviews (3 'Rotten' and 2 'Fresh'), with an average score of 6.1/10. However, currently holds an 8.7 making "Great" rating on TV.com.
The film was watched by 7.09 million viewers on its premiere night, about 1 million less viewers than its predecessor. In 2010 it also became the most watched cable television programme that week, as well as the No. 1 movie by number of viewers on 2010's cable television. In its second broadcast on September 4, the film reached 3.7 million viewers. The film also reached 21 million unique viewers over its premiere weekend from September 3 to September 6. In its UK premiere on September 10, 2010 in was watched by 638,000 viewers. In late October 2010, Disney Channel promoted Camp Rock 2 to having extra scenes as shown on the DVD and Blu-ray but when it was the day to air Camp Rock 2 with those extended scenes, the movies was considered a rerun due to the movie not showing any extra scenes – just the basic scenes out of the movie.
Blu-ray and DVD
The Blu-ray and DVD were both released in the US on September 7, 2010. The Blu-ray Combo Pack has the Blu-ray, the DVD copy and a digital copy. The bonus features include an interview of the "new campers" Chloe Bridges (Dana) and Matthew "Mdot" Finley (Luke), as well as international music videos and Rock Along Edition. The DVD regular version has only Rock Along and the movie. It was released in the UK on September 20, 2010, following the movies premiere on TV that past weekend, September 17. The DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack was released in Australia on October 20, 2010.
In this extended version there are two additional songs added in the movie. "Different Summers" by Demi Lovato, performed before the musical number "Fire" by Camp Star. Also added to the extended edition is "Walkin' In My Shoes" by Matthew "Mdot" Finley & Meaghan Jette Martin, while rehearsing for Camp Wars.
Concert & Road Dogs tour
- Disney sets up camp at Wanakita. (October 11, 2007) Haliburton Echo. Accessed February 7, 2012.
- Camp Rock: Joe Jonas Not Dating Female Co-Star. (July 21, 2008) US Magazine. Accessed February 7, 2012.
- "Videos -Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam – Disney Channel". Disney Channel. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
- Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Premiere Rocks New York City at Disneychannelmedianet.com
- Camp Rock 2: The final jam on Rotten Tomatoes
- Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam on TV.com
- Disney Channel’s ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam‘ Debuts as No. 1 Cable Movie of 2010 With 70 Million Viewers Posted on September 4, 2010 by Robert Seidman – tvbythenumbers.com
- Cable Top 25: Camp Rock 2, The Closer, Jersey Shore & Rizzoli & Isles Top Week’s Cable Viewing Posted on September 8, 2010 by Robert Seidman
- Disney Channel’s ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam‘ Grooves on Multiple Platforms By Robert Seidman– September 9, 2010