Starring: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas
Director: Paul Hoen
Running Time: 97 mins
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is an American film, and the sequel to Camp Rock, which follows the events of the second summer at camp, where a rival singing camp, Camp Star, moves in opposite to Camp Rock, and the two camps must face off in a ‘battle of the camps’ in order to decide which camp is the best camp at singing. Or something.
Now, this was to be totally expected. This film is unbelievably cheesy, as any Disney TV movie is, it’s frustratingly simplistic and it’s full of horribly tedious ‘feel-good’ songs. However, what I think saves this film from being one of the most annoying Disney TV movies of all time is the fact that it’s just so dull that I was never interested enough to be annoyed.
Let me explain that a bit more. Being a sequel, the character introduction takes about half a second, meaning all that irritating meeting stuff that you get in this type of film is gone, whilst the rest of the story, while annoyingly simplistic, is so predictable from the off that you never need be that focussed or interested in order to get through it and understand it.
Because of that, this film basically went over my head. I watched it, and suffered through the tedium of it, but I wasn’t feeling as annoyed by the cheese as I was in something like High School Musical, because it was just so incredibly boring, meaning that the songs and the fluffy romances meant absolutely nothing to me.
However, despite that being a good thing for my sanity, it doesn’t reflect well on how good the film itself is. You may be able to get through it without dying of frustration, but a film that makes you feel as bored as this (honestly, I’ve never experienced tedium as unique as this) is obviously just not a good film, and because of that, this gets a 4.6.