Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
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|Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam|
US Extended Edition DVD cover
|Based on||Characters by|
|Written by||Dan Berendsen|
|Directed by||Paul Hoen|
|Music by||Christopher Lennertz|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Cinematography||David A. Makin|
|Running time||104 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Coin Flip Productions|
Alan Sacks Productions
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||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. It stars Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Martin, Maria Canals-Barrera, Daniel Fathers, and Alyson Stoner, as well as newcomers Daniel Kash, Matthew "Mdot" Finley, and Chloe Bridges. In the film, a new rival summer music camp, Camp Star, appears and attracts everyone's attention, which could mean the end of Camp Rock.
Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato) returns to Camp Rock for another summer year along with her friends and the members of the band Connect 3: Mitchie’s love interest, Shane Gray (Joe Jonas), Nate Gray (Nick Jonas), and Jason Gray (Kevin Jonas). Along the way, she and her mother, Connie Torres (Maria Canals-Barrera), notice that a new camp, Camp Star, has opened across the lake. Mitchie and her friends also notice that there are fewer campers than last year and attempt to lift everyone's spirits at the Opening Jam. Camp Star sends parachutes to Camp Rock with chocolates and marshmallows, inviting them to a bonfire at their camp, but Brown Cesario is less than enthusiastic, as Camp Star's founder is Axel Turner (Daniel Kash), whom he kicked out of his band. Mitchie and the rest of the campers arrive at Camp Star. The bonfire starts and Axel asks Camp Rock to perform. Mitchie volunteers and performs. After, Camp Star performs. As their performance ends, Dana Turner (Chloe Bridges)'s bracelet flies from her hand and hits Nate in the eye. Axel then offers the Camp Rock counselors jobs at Camp Star, doubling their salary, and encourages the Camp Rock campers to move to Camp Star. Only a few campers switch, including Tess, but many counselors move to Camp Star. Nate returns Dana's bracelet after the bonfire and the two bond. Dana also reveals she is Axel's daughter. Left with no staff, Brown is forced to close Camp Rock, but Mitchie persuades everyone to not give up, and she and her friends take on the newly vacant counseling roles.
Although things are tough at first, Mitchie and the rest of the counselors eventually settle into their roles. Upset that they were outperformed during their visit, they revisit Camp Star, and the two camps face off. Axel sees the showdown and suggests broadcasting their competition on television and letting the public decide who's the best; Mitchie is reluctant at first, but she eventually agrees after some persuasion from her friends. However, Brown is angry about joining the competition, now called Camp Wars, and tells Connie that Camp Rock cannot win and everyone will start sending their kids to Camp Star after they lose. Overhearing their conversation, Mitchie makes everyone focus only on winning the competition, which frustrates the other campers and Shane, who only returned to Camp Rock to spend more time with her. To improve everyone's spirits, Shane, Jason, and the junior campers start a water balloon fight, much to Mitchie's dismay. That night, Mitchie and Shane get in a fight about their priorities.
The next day, Mitchie wakes up to find everyone rehearsing for Camp Wars, thanks to Shane. Shane and his brothers motivate everyone to work harder. Mitchie and Shane reconcile and spend the day together, but Nate has trouble trying to tell Dana how he feels. Shane and Jason suggest to sing, and Nate goes to Camp Star to serenade her, gaining her affection before being caught by Axel. As the night of Camp Wars begins, Camp Star performs. After, Brown finds out that Axel has been encouraging the public to vote for Camp Star through text messaging and tweeting and that it would be a miracle if Camp Rock won. All the members of Camp Rock then perform together, accompanied by a video montage of their summer, but Camp Star wins Camp Wars. Back at Camp Rock, everyone gathers at the bonfire for one last time before leaving, but many members of Camp Star, including Tess and Dana, come to join Camp Rock, ensuring they have enough campers to continue for another summer.
- Demi Lovato as Mitchie Torres, a young girl aspiring to be a singer, now returning for her second year at Camp Rock.
- Joe Jonas as Shane Gray, the lead singer of the band Connect 3 and Mitchie's love interest.
- Nick Jonas as Nate Gray, a member of the band Connect 3.
- Kevin Jonas as Jason Gray, a member of the band Connect 3.
- Alyson Stoner as Caitlyn Gellar, a Camp Rock attendee and Mitchie's friend.
- Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as Ella Pador, a Camp Rock attendee and Mitchie's friend.
- Jasmine Richards as Margaret "Peggy" Dupree, a Camp Rock attendee and Mitchie's friend.
- Roshon Fegan as Sander Loyer, a Camp Rock attendee.
- Jordan Francis as Barron "Barry" James, a Camp Rock attendee.
- Daniel Fathers as Brown Cesario, Camp Rock's camp director.
- Daniel Kash as Axel Turner, Camp Star's founder and Brown's ex-bandmate.
- Matthew "Mdot" Finley as Luke Williams, the lead singer of Camp Star.
- Meaghan Martin as Tess Tyler, Mitchie's adversary from the last film, now turned friend.
- Chloe Bridges as Dana Turner, Axel's daughter and Nate's love interest.
- Maria Canals-Barrera as Connie Torres, Mitchie's mother.
- Arisa Cox as Georgina Farlow, the host of Hitz TV, the television network covering Camp Wars.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 63% based on 5 reviews and an average of 6.1/10. Jennifer Armstrong from Entertainment Weekly enjoyed the film and called the performance of Demi Lovato "dependently appealing".
The film garnered 7.9 million viewers on its premiere night, the most for a movie on cable television in 2010 and the most any cable program that week (August 30 - September 5).
The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 7, 2010, in the United States and Canada and was later available worldwide. It includes the Extended Edition, the special feature Rock Along Edition, and the Combo Pack.
A video game based on the film, Disney's Camp Rock: The Final Jam, was developed and published by Disney Interactive Studios. It was released in North America on August 31, 2010, Europe on September 17, 2010, and Australia on September 30, 2010.
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||Won|
|2013||Motion Picture Sound Editors||Best Sound Editing - Long Form Musical in Television||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Nominated|
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