I hate to admit it, but I love the whole Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. It's a bit crude and crass, which I usually have a low tolerance for, but it also makes me LOL a LOT when I'm reading the books with my 7-year-old son. It's seriously funny stuff, and I liked the first movie too. The sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules opened last night, and while reviews are mixed, it doesn't really matter. I'll fight my husband for who gets to take my son regardless.
But for those who aren't quite sold on the series or would like another opinion, here's a roundup of what some are saying about the flick:
CinemaBlend.com gives it a lukewarm review and equates the fact that it has no real plot with the fact that most 12-year-olds don't either:
Most movies are uncomfortable in their own skin. It only makes sense one about a twelve-year old-would struggle with that same problem. The first offering in the Dairy Of A Wimpy Kid franchise was decent. This one is a little better than that. With talk of a third movie already being prepped, it’s my hope the series will relax and enjoy itself.
Tom Russo from the Boston Globe gave it three out of four stars and calls it "all good fun for the kids."
Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly wasn't so kind.
I don’t know whether the first production team used up all the vitamins on the set, but the second team certainly demonstrates the effects of inspiration-poor blood. The whole movie unspools like a halfhearted school assignment, just going through the motions and then adding a nice binder cover. Because teachers like covers.
But really, this movie isn't about what well-trained movie reviewers think, it's about what little boy and girls (and their parents) think is funny. Here's a trailer for the movie you can check out. Some funny stuff, I say:
Have you seen Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules -- if so what did you think? Are you planning to see it?
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