Movie Review: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules

Tonight we went to see The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules. Yes, we were the only ones in the theater without kids and the theater was rather empty but then again, it was the 9 pm showing too.

The Synopsis of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules

1hr 36min‎‎ – Rated PG‎‎ – Comedy/Drama

Director: David Bowers – Cast: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris

In this sequel to 2010’s surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney. As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother — and chief tormentor — Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond.

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Movie Trailer:

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Our Review:

When I read the synopsis of the movie and saw the movie trailer I thought the movie was really going to be a big showdown with Greg’s brother, Rodrick. It seemed that Rodrick was going to make his life a living hell. While Rodrick does pick on him and treat him like an older brother might he really doesn’t do much harm to him. I think this is a good thing and makes this movie much more family-friendly.

The actors portrayed their characters very well and each was well suited for the part so I think the casting was done quite well. I really liked Zachary Gordon as Greg and Devon Bostrick as Rodrick. They were very believable and fun to watch. The film would often switch from the black and white cartoon characters from the book and then bring them to life with the real-life characters, which was quite interesting and added another dimension to the movie.

There were funny parts to the movie but nothing that would make you laugh until your sides split. Even the kids that were in the theater weren’t laughing all that much. But occasionally you would find something funny to laugh at and it was enough for this movie.

There are all kinds of great lessons that were learned about honesty, loyalty, and family throughout the movie that also helps to make this a solid family-oriented movie. You don’t have to worry that you kids are going to learn a bad habit or come away shocked.

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