Camp Rock tried to give "High School Musical" a run for its money when it first came out in our opinion. Unfortunately, the film was pretty original and entertaining. However, the sequel is trying to give "High School Musical", "You Got Served", and "Step Up" all a run for their money. The film's plot sufffers deeply from unoriginality. Despite toe-tapping tunes and okay acting, the film is spurting out cliches as it progresses. The plot concerns of the Camp Rockers competing against Camp Star in a musical competition in which only one camp will survive. We've all seen this before!
The characters need some serious help too. What in the living heck was up with Axel Turner not making his hideous daughter the star of all Camp Star's acts? Why was Nick creepily stalking Axel Turner's daughter? Why does Tess turn to "the dark side"? By that I mean joining Camp Star. Mitchie was plain stupid and being all self-centered. She only cared for herself and "saving" the camp from closure.
The music was not as good as the first but still okay. What really killed us is how they the characters burst in song. Remember how in the first film, the characters would plan the song in advance and then sing in front of the mic? In this one, they don't and burst into song like Broadway actors. That annoyed us!
Overral, Camp Rock 2 is one of the worst sequels ever made and deserves hatred.