Radio Rebel Review – New Disney Channel Original Movie

Radio Rebel Disney Channel Original Movie

The Radio Rebel cast from left to right, Merritt Patterson as Stacy, Sarena Parmar as Audrey, Atticus Dean Mitchell as Gabe, Debby Ryan as Tara, and Adam DiMarco as Gavin.

Feb. 17th was the premiere of the new Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) “Radio Rebel” starring, star of “Jessie” and “Suite Life on Deck,” Debby Ryan. So here is the premise… girl in high school has extremely popular radio show that everyone in school listens to. She herself is very shy and to herself, yet her Radio Rebel personality is a free spirit and not at all nervous. After some flash mob-esque (Side note: doesn’t adding esque to the end of a word make it sound so much better!?) events go down on her campus because of what she says on her show, her principal becomes a Radio Rebel hunter and wants her expelled! (Say it ain’t so!) Since she doesn’t reveal herself, Prom is cancelled… which, of course, upsets the popular girl. I don’t want to say too much, but throw in a great best friend, an awesome and down to earth mom, as well as a cool DJ and some romance and you, my friend, have a wonderful Disney Channel Movie!

I found it very enjoyable. Debby was wonderful in it, adding just the right amount of comedy and heart for a DCOM. The only part that I really could have done without, were her two guy BFF’s. They seemed like they were put there for comic relief, but it wasn’t needed. It came off as like they were trying way too hard. Other than that though, it was great.

Not only is the movie very good, but the soundtrack is great as well. Now, it is not what you would expect from Disney Channel, but I almost enjoyed it better then the High School Musical-esque (see, SO much better with the esque!) music of Disney Channel yesteryear. It has a very nice pop-rock flare going for it, which I thoroughly enjoy. I suggest “Now I Can Be the Real Me” and “Brand New Day”. Check it out on iTunes for only 7.99…for 14 songs and a digital booklet! That’s what I call a bargain!

Overall, the movie is so lunarious (I have decided that I am now grading movies I review in Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century slang… gotta love it!). What did you think of the movie? How would you grade it (If you’re using a number scale, let 10 be Tiger Cruise and 1 be Quints)? Let me know, in the comments below! And until next time… Have A Magical Day!

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About Marshal Knight

Marshal Knight is a Disney lover, entertainment junkie, (impromptu) Country music singer and Root Beer connoisseur who really misses "Bunheads". He is very active on multiple social media sites, including twitter as @Marshal_Knight (twitter.com/Marshal_Knight) and Instagram as @MarshalKnight (instagram.com/MarshalKnight)
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16 Responses to Radio Rebel Review – New Disney Channel Original Movie

  1. amb says:

    This DCOM reminded me of the movie “Pump Up the Volume”

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  3. Michael Hammon says:

    I watched it with my kids, 12 and 7 and they really enjoyed it. While the music played wasn’t bad I didn’t find any of it very memorable either. While my kids were just catching on to HSM when #3 came out, many of the songs (esp from 1 and 3) are hard to get out of your head.

  4. monica says:

    Radio rebel is awesome show

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  7. gabby says:

    i haven’t watched it yet but its on tonight and i can’t wait to see it its on at 7 or 8 tonight if you want to see.i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. callie says:

    I love radio rebel the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Sana says:

    this movie teaches me so much and i love it! it teaches me:
    - to tell the truth
    - everyone is radio rebel
    - don’t be shy
    - be yourself
    - tell what you think don’t be shy

  12. maria says:

    i saw the movie i loved it

  13. Kasey Rae says:

    I absoloutley LOVE this movie!!!!!! It has taught me soooooooo many life lessons like:
    - Never be shy about telling the truth
    - Just because you’re shy, doesn’t mean you’re weak
    - Just because people are mean to you, doesn’t mean you have to be mean back
    - The people that are mean to you might be jealous

  14. Georgia Wright says:

    I’m 15, but still i loved this movie. In the movie, Debbie, kind of reminds me of me. I’m always sitting in the very back seat i don’t talk to ANYone other than my three best friends. I believe this movi has really inspired me to speak out. When that “brat” makes fun of you to stand up to her and not get ran over time aftr time. Speak up! I love Debbie! She’s gorgeous! She is my one and only role model!

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  16. Chloe Holford says:

    I love Radio Rebel!!!!!!!!!
    It is like the best film on disney channel!!!!!!
    I like Tara ( Debby Ryan ) out of it!!!!!!
    I would love to be in a t.v. programme!!!!

    Lol

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