Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
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|Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
US Extended Edition DVD cover
by Karin Gist
|Written by||Dan Berendsen
|Directed by||Paul Hoen|
Matthew "Mdot" Finley
|Theme music composer||Christopher Lennertz|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Cinematography||David A. Makin|
|Running time||104 minutes|
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Original release||September 3, 2010|
|Preceded by||Camp Rock|
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is a 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie and the sequel to the 2008 film Camp Rock. The film premiered on Disney Channel September 3, 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 arrive 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 on the road after their Connect 3 tour bus broke down and crashed into the bottom of the lake as they were 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 arrive in a farm truck. Mitchie and Shane decide to spend the summer at the camp together and get to know each other better.
Camp Star, a new rival camp from across the lake, invites Camp Rock to attend a friendly opening-night-bonfire. While there, many campers are impressed by Camp Star's resort-style cabins, high budget LED concert stage and even a recording studio. It is also revealed that Brown Cesario, director of Camp Rock, and Axel Turner, director of Camp Star, became rivals after Brown kicked Axel out of a band years ago. The 'bonfire' turned out to be a concert performance stage where there was no 'singing and telling stories' like in Camp Rock. Both camps perform on the stage (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 is impressed by Luke's performance, join Camp Star. Axel also invites the Camp Rock counsellors to join Camp Star and promises to double their salaries, while the remainder of Camp Rock goes back to their camp.
The next morning, Brown announces the camp is closing, because Camp Star took their counsellors and campers. Mitchie and her friends perform "Can't Back Down" while Mitchie attempts to get her friends to take it upon themselves, as Camp Rock counselors, to help the camp get 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 suggests the two camps should challenge each other in a musical showdown called "Camp Wars", a television musical game show to determine which camp will stay and which camp will leave for good, to which Mitchie and the Camp Rockers agree. However, while talking to Mitchie's mother Connie, Brown disapproves of the situation, certain Camp Rock will lose the competition because of Camp Star's wealth. When Mitchie hears Brown's conversation, she announces to the whole camp that they must work hard to save the camp and have to have the best summer ever.
During the rehearsals for Camp Wars, Mitchie is trying to help the others to practice hard, but Shane wants to put an end to Mitchie's non-fun rehearsing, so he and the other Camp Rockers have a water fight all over the camp, resulting Mitchie being angry. After, Mitchie and Shane having an argument with each other, and they end their relationship and sing "Wouldn't Change a Thing". As the day before Camp Wars approaches, Mitchie goes to see everyone, and finds they are rehearsing, thanks to Shane who realized Mitchie was right about the competition, and they continue to practice. Shane, Nate and Jason perform "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 perform "Walkin' In My Shoes", while Axel watches them and feels their performance is underwhelming. Instead, they replace it with "Tear It Down".
Final Jam finally goes live on air. After Luke and Tess' performance in Camp Wars, it is revealed that Axel has heavily marketed Camp Star by texting every cellphone user to vote for Camp Star at Camp Wars. This meant that Camp Star would still win even if nobody watched their performance. Mitchie and Shane sing "What We Came Here For" along with their friends and members of Camp Rock, giving their own performance and having a great time, showing a montage of them learning and having fun during their best summer ever (the montage is a video filmed by Junior Rocker Trevor who filmed the activities with his camera, which inspired Mitchie of the idea of their performance.). Also, huge clear beach balls travel around the audience. Announcing the winner of the competition, Camp Rock loses, possibly due to rigged results.
The Camp Rock staff and campers return to Camp Rock. While they are packing up, Mitchie and Shane finally share a kiss. Afterwards, the disappointed campers and staff gather and sing "This Is Our Song" 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 and they never had the chance to have a real bonfire.
- Demi Lovato as Mitchie Torres
- Joe Jonas as Shane Gray
- Nick Jonas as Nate Gray
- Kevin Jonas as Jason Gray
- María Canals Barrera as Connie Torres
- Daniel Fathers as Brown Cesario
- 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
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.