Thursday, August 18, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules - DVD Review

ll 1/2

Starring Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris and Steve Zahn. Directed by David Bowers.

Not quite as good as last year's first Wimpy Kid movie, and therefore still isn't as enjoyable as the books, but there are worse kid movies out there.

Where the first movie focussed mainly on Greg's adjustment to school, this one centers mostly on the relationship between Greg and his older brother Rodrick. Rodrick's a cretinous bully of a brother, in the tradition of The Wonder Years, but as the movie moves through its episodic scenes, they develop a mutual understanding.

It had one good gag I laughed at. And I was shocked when his family went to church. Usually people only go to church in movies when they're having their enemies killed elsewhere, or they're about to go fight some winged demons.

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