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Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
US extended edition DVD cover
Based onCharacters by Karin Gist, Regina Hicks, Julie Brown, and Paul Brown
Written by
Directed byPaul Hoen
Starring
Music byChristopher Lennertz
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerKevin Lafferty
CinematographyDavid A. Makin
EditorGirish Bhargava
Running time104 minutes
Production companies
  • Coin Flip Productions
  • Alan Sacks Productions
Original release
NetworkDisney Channel
Family Channel
ReleaseSeptember 3, 2010 (2010-09-03)
Related

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is a 2010 American musical television film directed by Paul Hoen from a screenplay by Regina Hicks, Karin Gist, and Dan Berendsen. The 80th Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), the film is the sequel to Camp Rock (2008) and stars Demi Lovato, The Jonas Brothers, Maria Canals-Barrera, Meaghan Martin, and Alyson Stoner. In the film, Camp Star, an upstart rival summer music camp, makes Camp Rock's existence uncertain.

The film premiered on Disney Channel on September 3, 2010 (2010-09-03).[1] It was the last sequel of a DCOM film, until Teen Beach 2 (2015).

Plot

Mitchie Torres and her mother, Connie, return to Camp Rock for another summer. They see a new camp, Camp Star, has opened across from them and Mitchie and her friends notice there are fewer campers at Camp Rock. After Opening Jam, the camp's meet-and-greet, Camp Star send snacks to Camp Rock and invite them to their upcoming bonfire event that night. Brown Cesario, Camp Rock's director, is hesitant to attend as Camp Star was founded by Axel Turner, whom Brown kicked out of his band years ago.

Most of Camp Rock attend at Mitchie's behest and they soon realize the bonfire was to set up an expensive, elaborate performance to entice their campers and counselors to join Camp Star; while few campers join (including Tess Tyler), several counselors make the switch. With minimal staff, Brown announces the closure of camp but Mitchie and her friends persuade him to keep it open after assuming roles as counselors. Meanwhile, during the performance, Axel's daughter, Dana, has her bracelet come loose from her hand and hit Nate Gray; after returning the bracelet, they begin to bond, but Dana is dismayed at Nate's nonchalance.

Mitchie and her friends initially struggle to settle into their role as counselors. Upset at being blindsided during their visit, they revisit Camp Star, who are shown to solely prioritize practicing music, with no space for other activities. Axel suggests broadcasting a competition between the camps on television, with the winner decided by a public vote; although reluctant, Mitchie agrees at the urging of her friends. This angers Brown, and Mitchie overhears him tell Connie that if Camp Rock were to lose, it could result in the permanent closure of the camp.

Mitchie urges focus on winning the competition, which frustrates other campers and Shane Gray, Mitchie's boyfriend, who returned to Camp Rock to spend time with her. Dismayed at this strict performance-oriented nature of camp, Shane and the other counselors organize a water balloon fight to improve the campers' spirits; this angers Mitchie, and she and Shane argue. The next day, Mitchie finds everyone rehearsing for the competition, led by Shane, and they reconcile. Meanwhile, Nate sneaks into Camp Star to express his feelings to Dana and is caught by Axel.

As the competition, Brown finds out Axel has spent exorbitant sums to ensure voting for Camp Star is easier than voting for Camp Rock. Camp Rock performs, accompanied by a video montage of camp activities, but Camp Star wins the competition. Mitchie apologizes to Shane about not spending enough time with him and they kiss. At the final Camp Rock bonfire of the summer, many members of Camp Star, including Tess and Dana, opt to join Camp Rock, impressed at the camp's culture. This ensures enough campers for another summer.

Cast

Production

The film was shot in Ontario from September 3 to October 16, 2009, filming the scenes at Kilcoo Camp in Minden Hills, French River, The Kingbridge Centre in King City, and Earl Bales Park in Toronto.[2]

Soundtrack

Main article: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (soundtrack)

Reception

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 63% based on 5 reviews and an average of 6.1/10.[3] Jennifer Armstrong from Entertainment Weekly enjoyed the film and called the performance of Demi Lovato "dependently appealing".[4]

Ratings

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).[5] The movie was also simulcast on Radio Disney, similar to the first installment of the franchise, but it is unknown if the ratings included the Radio Disney audience.

Home media

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.

Video game

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, and in Europe and Australia in September.

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Award Recipient Result
2011 People's Choice Awards Favorite Family TV Movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Won
Directors 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

References

  1. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (April 27, 2010). "'Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam' Premieres September 3 On Disney Channel". MTV. Archived from the original on June 13, 2021. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Ouzounian, Richard (September 1, 2010). "Behind the scenes of Jonas Brothers' Camp Rock 2". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on November 28, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Armstrong, Jennifer (August 25, 2010). "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Steven Herbert (September 9, 2010). "'Camp Rock 2' is a hit with viewers – Orange County Register". Orange County Register. Archived from the original on July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2019.