Friday, June 20, 2008

Camp Rock

So any of you that have little ones probably have the Disney Channel. If you have it on AT ALL I am sure you have been inundated with commercials for Camp Rock, the new Disney Channel Exclusive Movie. There has been a ticker on the screen counting down the hours and minutes until the show.
We happened to turn the TV on tonight to watch Wheel of Fortune (great for kids learning letters) and saw that it would be on. Since it was rated G and on Disney I decided to let the kids stay up to watch it. Little Man has almost all of the Kung Fu Panda toys from McDs so he played with those most of the time. Munchkin was pretty into it though. Now, I know there are parents out there that think "how could she let her almost 6 year old watch that?" Because it is teenagers at camp for the summer I can kind of see their point. Except that it was totally innocent. No kissing, not real flirting, no bare midriffs. The snooty girl said Shut up a few times and we talked about how mean the snooty girl was and that it is not OK to be mean to people like that.
Also the main girl lied about who her parents were to fit in and we talked about that too.

If you can get past the mediocre acting, the complete lack of trying to match up the lips to the tracks, the fact that the main Jonas brother sings a song to the main girl while playing an acoustic guitar and there are BGVs, that neither of the electric guitars are plugged in and there are no amps in sight when all three Jonas Brothers play, that the girl that sings at the end is very obviously not actually playing the guitar, then it is a pretty OK little movie. If you can't get past all of that you might cringe while watching it.

Anyway, it was fun to watch with my kiddos and I wouldn't turn it off if it came on again.


  1. Jason6:17 AM

    I recoreded it. Do you want me to put it on DVD?

  2. Thanks for the offer. I think we will just let it come on again though.... :0) Although Bobby hasn't had the honor of hearing it yet....

  3. I think the best thing you can do is watch stuff with your kids and discuss it...NOT just shelter them from everything. Sounds great! I had to laugh at your musical knowledge. I would probably have never noticed those flaws. That is why Jeff can't watch any movie with football in it. He can't stand all the things they get wrong!

  4. Hey girl we watched it too and my kids are 4 and 2. And they all loved dancing around the room with their microphones and pretending to play guitars. But hey we are also the people who drove to Indianapolis to take Lydia to see Hannah Montana.