Subtitle Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
The core of Camp Rock is the relationship of Shane and Mitchie, who threatens budding love (and her BFF-ships) by turning into something of a monster as she plans the final jam. The duo's acting and singing are blandly functional (is there Auto-Tune for acting?), but the Jonas scenes do benefit from amusing brotherly banter, a style presumably honed since Camp Rock on their eponymous Disney Channel sitcom Jonas. Joe alternately bumbles, romances, and rocks out, while Kevin shows some comedic skill in playing a bit of a dimwit (as counselor to the camp's youngest boys, he also gets to act with the "bonus Jonas," little bro Frankie). But it's sleepy-eyed Nick gets the movie's best number, a declaration of love to his inconvenient new object of affection, Axel's daughter Dana (Chloe Bridges). The song, Jamie Houston's "Introducing Me," is so cheesy that it includes a whole verse about cheese. But the movie efficiently lays the groundwork to the scene by having Nate's awkward inexpresiveness nearly ruin his chances with Dana. So he writes a song to tell her, rather sweetly, everything she wanted to know and wasn't afraid to ask: "If you wanna know, here it goes, gonna tell you this./A part of me that shows,/If we're close, gonna let you see,/Everything/But remember that you asked for it.../For your perusing,/At times confusing,/Possibly amusing,/Introducing me."
subtitle Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Everybody is back to camp. The girls are now friends. The Jonas Brothers bus falls into the water and they arrive with the chickens. Star Records owner Axel Turner has opened high intensity Camp Star opposite Camp Rock and stole most of their staff. The kids volunteer to be camp counsellors. Tess joins Camp Star as one of its leading performers. Mitchie accepts a challenge from Camp Star in a televised competition.As a sequel to a moderately successful Disney movie, this does what it's supposed to do. It has a bigger villain. The performances are bigger. It's bigger but less. The only aspect I like is them being camp counsellors. That's the natural progression that this sequel should embrace from the start. Everybody including Tess could return as counsellors to a new crop of rugrats. Disney has plenty of them. Tess could be forced to go by her mother. I keep picturing Wet Hot American Summer. It would certainly be less raunchy but it could have been fun. This is not fun. This is far from fun. I don't understand the perceived danger from the competition. They're going on TV and it can't hurt. Win, lose, or draw. They get their faces on TV. The lack of danger takes away the stakes. The trick is for the losing camp to close up shop as part of the bet. It's good that this is the final jam. 041b061a72