Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

2011-06-23 14:29
 
What it's about:

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, a 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. (Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has thus far sold 43 million books.) 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.

What the critics thought:

"The problem doesn't really lie in the acting but in the writing. There's too much effort expended on making the kids cute and cuddly, instead of plausible."
 - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"Somehow feels even thinner than the black-and-white line drawings that fill Kinney's books and are used here in the title sequence."
 - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

"About the most you can say for it is that it's inoffensive, which isn't necessarily what you want in a movie about the humiliations of being a seventh grader with a bullying older brother."
 - Mike Hale, New York Times

"Sequels, like younger brothers, often struggle to form their own identity. Happily, this hotly awaited follow-up to last year's hit adaptation of Jeff Kinney's wildly popular Wimpy Kid book series establishes its own charming reason for being."
 - Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News

Greg and his older brother must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond.
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