Camp Rock 1? A Good DCOM. 2? Sequelitis in full swing. (Review of Camp Rock 2 Only)
The first Camp Rock film has it's flaws, but is fairly entertaining and even with it's bad romance, is enjoyable to watch. The second however, feels like a cheap cash-in on Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers fame
Tha main differences are the characters, in the first movie Mitchie is a hardworking but shy songwriter who wants to be popular and realizes it's not worth sacrificing your dignity for but by the second movie has transformed into a brunette pretty and extremely selfish girl who gets whatever she wants and is always right. The pinnacle of this is when she's very rude to Camp Star's director and everybody agrees with her.
Tess in the first movie is evil, manipulative and yet hardworking (The reason Peggy and Ella quit on her is she's a Drill Sergeant Nasty
) who wants to impress her mother. Even with her methods, it's a respectable goal. In the second she's a stereotypical Rich Bitch
who gets a silly Tsundere
romance that goes nowhere.
The villains also get a downgrade, Tess, as I've said, was manipulative and evil
, Axel, Tess and Luke are boring invincible villains who can just throw money at the conflict of the movie .
The entire second movie ends with a Campfire, where everybody asks to return to Camp Rock next year...
Well, let me summarize in a list I'd like to call Reasons Camp Rock 3 Was Never Made
- Their parents refused to send them back to the cesspool Camp Rock was presented as all over the media last summer
- The obvious lack of co-ordination the staff had
- Camp Star finally got campfires.
- Camp Star is run by a freaking music producer.
The plot, as I've mentioned, falls apart as soon as it appears due to the villains being able to throw uncountable amounts of money at it, and of course the romance of the first movie seems even more noticeably bad as it isn't surrounded by good scenes to balance it out and has another horrid romance tacked on. It also seems to be in the business of breaking as many of the original's aesops as it can. Be Yourself
? No Tess, going to the camp you want to is a bad thing!
(Seriously, what kind of loyalty can you hold for a summer camp
?) Always allow your friends to sing as much as you? No way, Mitchie deserves 70% of the soundtrack to herself as lead!