Conclusion: I talked with one young Wimpy fan the other day—an 11-year-old boy—who told me, quite defiantly, that "the movie is good, but the books are better." So, there you go, straight from the source.
Summary: “ Because seriously, who wants to see a movie about a kid who’s stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons?” Good question. I won’t deny that the film ended up doing quite well at the box. A cool $63 million on a $15 million investment isn’t bad. It isn’t bad at all.
Excerpt: Diary of a Wimpy Kid works with perspective. It’s for kids, sure. They will relate to many of the scenarios depicted, and laugh with the childish antics that make up anyone’s younger years. As a look back though, it works even better.
Summary: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' is a light-hearted and funny tale about middle school. It's a movie that parents can enjoy with or without their kids around. There's enough clever humor to entertain them, while the slapstick humor will keep the kids entertained.
Excerpt: It's said that laughter is contagious, and that a child's laughter is magic. What this means to you is that the best way to watch Diary of a Wimpy Kid is with a theater full of enthusiastic 5-10 year olds who know what's coming at every turn and revel in every booger and fart as if they were their...
Excerpt: In keeping with the stick-figure line-drawings and overall comic-book nature of Jeff Kinney’s ultra-popular Diary Of A Wimpy Kid children’s books, the film adaptation is cartoony, both literally and figuratively.
Excerpt: When everything else is working against Greg Heffley, the hero of this film, you'd expect the audience would still be on his side. Unfortunately, they're not. The constant adversity against Heffley leads nowhere and he never learns from his mistakes, which makes the whole diary narrative a bit...