Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Greg Heffley, the kid who made wimpy cool, is back in this sidesplitting sequel based on the second installment of the best-selling book series!
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Rotten: Rodrick Rules marks an improvement on the original Wimpy Kid, but it still has a mean streak a mile wide.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Thursday, March 24, 2011
Fresh: Here's a tween comedy you don't have to be a tween to enjoy.
- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, March 24, 2011
Rotten: Most of the kids continue to irritate and, for a comedy aimed at youngsters, the laughs are woefully scarce.
- Derek Adams, Time Out, Wednesday, May 25, 2011
So so so much better than the first one. I for some reason am one of the few who didnt get the first movie. But the second time around I really enjoyed the back and forth of the brothers, the bumbling parents and even rowley!
- jmanard52, Wednesday, August 17, 2011
It lacks some of the wittiness and style of the first feature, but 'Rodrick Rules' is a more adult affair, more sophisticated, more substance, and just as entertaining. Focusing this time on the relationship between main kid Greg Heffley, played wonderfully like the first, by Zachary Gordon, and his older brother Rodrick, played exceptionally by Devon Bostick, the two brothers begin to bond despite their differences. And straight out of the starting gate the film takes the path of a more adult, and a certainly more impressive motion picture. For adults and older kids. However, for younger children, the main focus of the audience, it dawdles and loses much of the slapstick and gag centred comedy of the first. The cast however do not let down, with excellent performances from Zachary Gordon and especially Devon Bostick, who really shines throughout the ninety minutes. Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris, as the parents again, make short but as usual great addition to the film. The story is interesting enough, with many different parts and sketches throughout. But it still keeps a certain more linear style of sophistication with its choice of storytelling and narrative this time round. But that sophistication does bear the risk of alienating its original half term style audience. It probably does, in certain sections, but overall, maintains a good balance between the more classier comedy and the slapstick and gags of the first, creating a fun, and definitely all round piece of family film.
- fb100000212943704, Sunday, August 12, 2012
Not as funny as the first movie, but just as entertaining. These movies are fantastic and remind me a lot of older family comedies. I have 2 little brothers and I treated my middle one, Justin, just like Rodick treats Greg. Brings back fond memories of torture. Each character in the movie is very entertaining and will remind you of someone you knew when you were younger. How can you not like Rowley? Or not known someone just like him? This movie builds off the first one and helps to really move the series along for, future movies. If you haven't checked out either "Wimpy Kid" movies, you should do yourself a favor and watch them.
- fb100000145236770, Saturday, July 28, 2012