I must say, I initially wanted to watch this movie simply because of my obsession with the Jonas Brothers. About one minute into the movie, though, I completely forgot about their upcoming appearance and was dazzled by Demi Lovato, who plays a girl named Mitchee who has an incredible voice but is afraid to let people know. One thing I liked about this film was that Mitchee actually was afraid of singing in front of an audience, and didn't just say she was scared and then proceed to belt out a song; rather, she sang quietly at first, eyes on the floor. This made her character extremely relatable and I even surprised myself by feeling my heart start to race when she was about to perform- I was actually nervous for her! It takes talent for an actress to be able to make her audience feel right there with her the whole time, and Demi Lovato certainly has a bright future. Her voice is incredible, and she's a wonderful young actress too, not overacting or acting and doing things a person in the real world wouldn't, as so many Disney stars do these days.
The Jonas Brothers were also great, but I was surprised and disappointed that Nick and Kevin weren't in the movie much. In fact, I remember thinking half way through, "where are those two Jonas boys? They've had only one scene and it's halfway through the movie already!" Joe surprised me too by being a great actor! During the movie, I admit, I never thought of him as Joe Jonas, but rather, Shane Gray.
Overall, Disney definitely has created another smash hit with "Camp Rock." Unlike in other Disney flicks like High School Musical, when some of the girls in this movie get bullied, they get angry rather than shrinking away and moping. One of my favorite scenes, though I won't give anything away, was when one girl got fed up with being treated horribly and rounded on the blond girl, actually yelling at her. Imagine that, yelling in a Disney movie! It was refreshing! The emotions were real, as they were throughout, another thing great about this movie. So, the acting was very, very good, the voices of Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas were outstanding (and I wish I could underline and bold the word "outstanding"!) and five minutes after watching this on Disney Channel, I find myself wanting to watch it again!
I will definitely be buying this, and I recommend it to everyone, despite whether or not you're a Disney fan. This story is believable, fun to watch, and will leave you craving more!
~a 16 Year old~
P.S. I will admit, it did seem a bit rushed towards the end, but that's not enough of a complaint to dwell on.