July 4, 2016

5 DCOMs to Watch This Summer


First off, happy forth of July! I hope you have a good day. Last night, my family saw fireworks down in North Beach. It was fun. Now on to the post.

Summer is here. Time to wear your flip-flops, go to the pool, and relax. It's also a great time to watch movies. If you're looking for something to watch, why not try one of these summer themed DCOMs (or Disney Channel Original Movies for the uneducated).


Camp Rock


What's It About?
Mitchie is an aspiring musician who wants to go to pricey Camp Rock. Her mother manages to get her in by working as a cook. But once she's there, everyone seems to come from famous families. Mitchie lies about hers to get in with the cool girls. Teaching at camp this summer is Shane Gray, a member of Connect Three. He hears someone singing at the beginning of the movie and tries to discover who it is, while becoming friends with Mitchie. When she is caught in her lie and framed for stealing, she is excluded from the final jam. Mitchie must choose to overcome her fears and perform anyway.

Who's In It?
Demi Lovato as Mitchie, Joe Jonas as Shane, Nick and Kevin Jonas as the other members of Connect Three, Meaghan Martin as Tess, and Alyson Stoner as Caitlyn, Mitchie's real friend.

Why You Should Watch It
Camp Rock is all about being yourself. At first Mitchie is a suck-up to the cool girls, but later she realizes she's much happier being herself. It's also about a love of music and dance. And Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas singing together. Need I say more?


Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam


What's It About?
The next summer, Mitchie and the gang return to Camp Rock to find that a new camp, Camp Star, has opened across the lake. It's stealing all their students and counselors. The only way Camp Rock can stay open that summer is because the older students volunteer to teach. The camp challenges their rivals to a competition on live television. While preparing for the show, Shane and Mitchie have problems with their relationship and Nate, one of the Gray brothers, is secretly visiting a girl from the other camp. The competition arrives and Camp Star cheats to win. But in the end everyone comes to Camp Rock.

Who's In It?
The same cast as before, plus the addition of Chloe Bridges as Dana, the girl Nate's crushing on and Frankie Jonas as a camper.

Why You Should Watch It
In the first movie, Mitchie and Shane have just gotten together. In this one you get to see them working on their relationship and singing awesome duets. The other Gray brothers also get more screen time. There is a two year gap between the films, so people change in looks a bit, but it's still a great summer movie with a dash of romance.


Teen Beach Movie


What's It About?
Brady and Mack are surfing sweethearts, until Mack's aunt comes to take her away to a fancy school. Determined to catch one last wave, the two of them are accidentally pulled into Brady's favorite movie, Wet Side Story. They completely mess up the romance between Lela and Tanner, which in turn means they messed up the movie. The two have to figure out how to fix it and get back to their own world so Mack can leave. By the time they get back, she doesn't want to leave anymore.

Who's In It?
Ross Lynch of R5 as Brady, Maia Mitchell as Mack, Grace Phipps as Lela, and Garrett Clayton as Tanner.

Why You Should Watch It
Need I say it again. Ross Lynch. Okay, there are more reasons to watch it than that. It's a great comedy full of old fashioned slapstick. It also has the theme of being who you want, not who everyone says you should be. The music is done in a sixties style, so even your mom might like to watch it with you.


Teen Beach 2



What's It About?
Brady and Mack are starting school but having issues with their relationship due to their different personalities and busy schedules. Back in the movie world, Lela and Tanner are having problems too. Lela wants to try new things, while Tanner wants everything to stay the same. This time, it's the movie characters that are dragged to our world. It seems like a dream come true at first. But they have to get back to the movie before the movie disappears. Lela changes the movie and gives the real movie a surprising twist ending.

Who's In It?
The same crew, as well as Piper Curda as Mack's friend Alyssa, and Raymond Cham Jr. as Brady's friend Devon.

Why You Should Watch It
For starts, it's a fun continuation after the first one. Putting characters from the sixties in the modern world is a barrel of laughs. There's more cool music, still kind of sixties-ish with a modern twist. It also continues the theme of being who you want to be. It's even got a great song called Gotta Be Me. Click the link and check it out.


High School Musical 2



What's It About?
Troy, Gabriella, and the gang are preparing to have a great summer. They've all got jobs at the same place. Only that place happens to belong to Ryan and Sharpay's parents. Sharpay makes it her summer job to steal Troy. She ruins the summer for everyone, but in the end they manage to turn it around and have fun anyway.

Who's In It?
Zac Efron as Troy, Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella, Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay, Lucas Gabeel as Ryan, and Corbin Bleu as Chad.

Why You Should Watch It
One, because it's High School Musical. Two, because every piece of music in it is awesome. And three, just because it's a fun summer movie. My family watches it every summer. The High School Musicals are some of our favorite Disney channel movies.

So, which one of these is your favorite? Do you have a go-to summer movie? Tell me in the comments.

2 comments:

  1. I recently watched Teen Beach Movie for the first time, and while I wasn't convinced at the beginning, I soon grew very fond of it and their catchy songs. XD Camp Rock is great too, but I haven't watched the second movie yet. I'll have to do that soon! :D

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    1. Yeah, I wasn't sure I'd like Teen Beach Movie either, but it quickly became a favorite. Thanks for commenting and I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

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