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  • Accidental Innuendo: The song "Too Cool" opens with the lyrics "I'm too cool for my dress."
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Some have speculated that the reason that Tess left Camp Rock in the sequel was because she was in love with Mitchie and didn't want to have to see her with Shane every day.
  • Awesome Music:
    • "Our Time Is Here" from the 1st movie's DVD.
    • The duet, "Wouldn't Change a Thing".
    • "Heart and Soul" by The Jonas Brothers. Love or hate the movie, this song was pretty cool.
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    • "Play My Music", definitely.
    • When Peggy sings "Here I Am".
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The songs "What It Takes" and "Hasta la Vista" in the first film. Both songs are completely irrelevant, are sung by minor characters, and are never mentioned again afterward. They are very obviously just there to pad the movie.
  • Cliché Storm: Did anybody have an original thought when making this?
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • For some reason, the camp is called "Camp Rock", and people go there to rock out, when they're obviously playing pop (and some techno and hybrid of both) music.
    • Justified on two levels; first, because of Brown's background as a rock star, he would name his camp for music after the musical style he came up on - and because of the Rule of Cool. After all, how many kids would want go to 'Camp Pop?'
  • Designated Villain: Tess in Camp Rock 2 who gets excited about a famous record label once and is treated like a traitor from that point on despite not leaving for Camp Star until they come back from the welcoming ceremony. There's also the fact that she was treated as Mitchie's shadow (like all the other girls. the movie briefly acknowledges this) but was the only one smart enough to leave.
    • The entirety of Camp Star (except Luke) are villains because their camp director decided to build state of the art dorms and give them the best in performing arts tuition and managed to use marketing. Also, while Camp Star's director wants to take down Camp Rock's director, the sentiment is mutual, yet he's the only one treated as villainous.
  • Die for Our Ship: Most fans who prefer Nate with Caitlin hate Dana.
  • Fanon: While never stated in the first movie, it was always assumed that Nate and Jason were Shane's brothers. In the sequel this was confirmed.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: A lot of people like to pretend the sequel never happened.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Most fans prefer Nate with Caitlyn rather than Dana despite little to no interaction between them. Nate and Caitlyn's personalities seem as if they would go well together, though.
  • Foe Yay: Tess with Mitchie, Caitlyn, and Luke.
    • Mitchie and Luke.
  • Franchise Original Sin: Most would argue that the sequel's flaws were in the original. But the original had some redeeming qualities, while the sequel built on the original's flaws while having less of the original's qualities. Not to mention, the irony that a Disney Channel movie is lecturing us about being authentic.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A movie musical with a powerful "I Am" Song titled "This Is Me"? What are the odds of that happening again? Bonus points for the fact that The Greatest Showman has two actors well-known for being in Disney productions in its cast.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Tess was undeniably bitchy in the first movie, but you have to feel bad for her when her Mom bails on her in the middle of her performance.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many tropers saw Camp Rock 2 because they heard Meaghan Jette Martin and Alyson Stoner were in it.
  • Les Yay: It's On, in both the movie and the music video Tess and Caitlin are paired together while all the other girls are paired with boys.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Caitlyn's performance in the first movie. Her arm movements tread into narm territory.
      • Mitchie's added "She's really good!" counts too.
    • Camp Rock's march and chant before the It's On number, also for it's narm.
  • Narm: Graham Crackers!
  • Sequelitis: Camp Rock 2. Even those who liked the first one don't care much for the second one.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "Introducing Me" sounds suspiciously similar to Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours".
  • Strangled by the Red String:
    • Seriously, there's absolutely no chemistry between Mitchie and Shane. Not to mention the fact he instantly forgives her for lying since...she is a good singer? Curiously, actors Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas were an item IRL...and that didn't end well.
    • Nate and Dana from the sequel as well. The Jonas Brothers just aren't good at onscreen romance.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Pretty much all of Camp Rock in the sequel, as Camp Star really doesn't seem to deserve the vitriol thrown their way.

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