Camp Cool Kids was released on 11th July 2017 with a PG rating and is written and directed by Lisa Arnold. The only major name in the movie is Michael Gross who plays the grandfather of two boys who have recently lost their air force father. They have moved into his house with their mum and are due to attend a camp for the summer. The younger of the two boys, Spence, is not looking forward to it and really does not want to go. His older brother, Dean, is supposedly the cool one of the family and does not want to babysit him for the full two weeks.
When Spence gets to camp, he is extremely nervous but a camp regular soon befriends him and takes him into his bunk where he cheers up a little. The boys in the bunk are nice and between them they have some funny moments. They also end up having a mini-war with the boys from Dean’s bunk. I don’t want to spoil the movie but parts of this was unrealistic but maybe that would happen in a real camp?
The story is very Christian based even with quotes from the bible and this was really annoying and could have been done a lot better. There is no need to ram the messages home in this way and I have detracted a star because of this. I did enjoy the movie, the storyline could have been a lot different, but I am guessing that would change the message that was being put forward? Overall though a strong 4 from 5, but I wouldn’t add it to my collection.
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