Camp Rock came out on June 20th, 2008. Feel old yet? Well, High School Musical came out on January 20th, 2006. That means I was around six-to-nine-years-old when these movies first came out. I'm now 20.
When you're a kid, you either like everything or are very picky; there's not much in between. I like to believe I was one of those kids who kind of liked everything (plus I've always loved movies and music so combining both was a big hit in my eyes). When you're younger, everything just seems better.
My friends at school and I have been in the debate of which series of musicals is better, the Camp Rock duo or the High School Musical trio. They all agree with each other that HSM is better, but I have to say I disagree.
I mean don't get me wrong, I still love High School Musical. But Camp Rock, in my opinion, is better. I like the story a little better, the music selections interest me more, and I like more of the singers/actors.
Camp Rock is more of a fun storyline to me based on my interests. While both have petty drama in them because both have teenaged casts, the HSM drama is kind of stupid? Idk. I was going to say that Camp Rock drama is more relatable, but I guess it depends on the person because both stories could be relatable.
Each story has its positives and negatives, even down to things I've learned about both later in life like Zac Efron not singing his character's songs in the first HSM and Demi Lovato not being as innocent as her character during Camp Rock 2 (which she opens up about in her documentary Simply Complicated, which you should watch even if you're not a huge fan, because wow).
Watching all five of these movies again now is such a different experience. I understand about life more and can relate to more of the situations. Aside from that, though, I think that the quality of some of the singing is way worse than when I was younger and didn't know any better.
Anyway, thanks for coming to my TED talk. Where do you stand?