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  • Writer's pictureJack House

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Bland As Bland Can Be

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

I really don't have much to say about this "film" (I say that in quotations because this thing doesn't even clock an hour), so let's just get it out of the way.

This is easily the most forgettable, lazy and boring "films" I've seen in a while, and I think it is brutally obvious that this is just a cash-grab. Its pretty much a beat-for-beat retelling of the first book in the series, so if you want that story I'd recommend that instead. I think the worst thing here is the animation. I can see that they were going for a clean, simple style that tries to replicate the style of the books. While I can appreciate the attempt, it just looks cheap and lazy. I think a film that goes for a similar style that actually sticks the landing would be the Peanuts Movie from a few years ago.

The fact that I genuinely can't think of anything more to say about this thing should be telling of how it is. If you want to experience the series for the first time and want something to watch, it won't take much out of your day to get it over and done with, but honestly, the books and the first 3 movies (we won't mention the Long Haul) are far superior and actually good products.

Overall Ranking: 4/10

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