DVD Review: CAMP ROCK
Disney Channel’s original movie, CAMP ROCK comes out to DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, August 19, pack with cool bonus features.
We were able to take an early look at the Camp Rock DVD and here is what we thought about it.
Director: Matthew Diamond
Cast: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Jette Martin, Maria Canals-Barrera, Alyson Stoner, Julie Brown, Daniel Fathers,Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Jasmine Richards, Jordan Francis, Roshon Fegan, Kevin Jonas, and Nick Jonas
Release Date: 19 August 2008
Synopsis: Mitchie (Demi Lovato) knows she’s got what it takes to take the music world by storm. Her dream of spending a summer at exclusive Camp Rock seems to be coming true when her mother gets them both jobs at the camp as cooks. Arriving with stars in her eyes, Mitchie finds her confidence shaken by the stiff competition, especially when it comes to getting the attention of teen pop star Shane (Joe Jonas), the camp’s celebrity instructor. When Shane overhears Mitchie singing without seeing her face, he finds new inspiration in her unique sound. His curiosity about her identity sets off a Cinderella-style search for the unknown dream girl, while Mitchie must learn to overcome her own insecurity and step into the spotlight.
The Movie: I had actually watched Camp Rock when it first aired on the Disney Channel, but since apparently I have the same taste as a 13 year old girl when it comes to musicals, I watched the movie once more. Turns out I actually liked it even better the second time around. Not that the acting is anything to rave about, but I just enjoy watching all the singing performances. What can I say, that stuff relaxes me.
However, since I am not the target audience for the movie, there are still a few things that I probably don’t get as excited about as I should. For example, I still don’t get the whole Jonas Brothers appeal, but I’m probably too old to care. I do think they did as good a job as everybody else in the cast, they didn’t feel out of place, which is pretty important.
As for the story in general, it’s nothing that original, but let’s face it, you are not going to watch Camp Rock for the story, but for its entertainment value.
DVD Extras: The bonus features on the DVD are perfect for people, (and when I say people, what I really mean is children and teenagers) who want to learn more about the cast and how the movie was made.
How to be a Rock Star – Get ready to take center stage! Sing, dress and dance just like a Rock Star—with tips from Jonas Brothers and the cast!
Jonas Brothers: Real Life Rock Stars – Think you know Jonas Brothers? Get ready to learn all about them from none other that the rock stars themselves!
Introducing Demi Lovato – go behind the scenes with Disney Channel’s talented new sensation!
Camp Rock Memory Book – One unforgettable summer is recorded in candid, personal shots of stars on and off the set of the movie, plus their most memorable moments from the filming of Camp Rock.
From Rehearsal to Final Jam: “Hasta La Vista” – Join Barron and Sander (aka actors Jordan Francis and Roshon Fegan) for a backstage look at the making of one of the movie’s hottest musical numbers.
Setting the Stage for “Too Cool” – Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, who plays Ella, takes fans on location for a peek at one of the film’s signature production numbers—from both sides of the camera!
Sing Along Mode and Karaoke Mode
Rockin’ Music Videos
Camp Rock Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:
Everything on the DVD, Plus…
The Camp Rock Set Tours – with a special appearance by Joe Jonas
Overall: This DVD is definitely a good buy for the Camp Rock fanatic or even for kids who enjoy music.
Make sure you check out the videos below to find out more about Camp Rock.
Connect Three (film)
Food Fight (film)
This is Real (film)
Shopping Anyone (bonus)
Camp Memories (bonus)