classact2000, April 3, 2010 (view all comments by classact2000)
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an excellent movie. It kep our attention throu it't witty concept and dialogue, the relationship ups and downs, family dynamics, etc, etc,.
We all loved the main characer Greg Heffley, played by Zachary Gordon. He was wonderfull and very believable as the likeable "jerk". The rest of the cast wass well picked as they all did a nive job with their parts. It seems that they captured the very essence of Jeff Kinney's Books (the author) and did a great job making thie movie.
I would reccomend very highly going and seeing this movie. You will have a laugh-out-loud fun moving going experience and all done without computer graphics and 3D.
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C Horne, April 20, 2009 (view all comments by C Horne)
I think Jeff Kinney hit the BullsEye with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I first read some of it at the internet. However it did not take me long to figure out that I had to have a hard copy of this book. Once I got it, I read it from start to finish and was unable to put it down until the end. It is THAT hilarious! The writing by itself is good and the cartoons make all that even better! And I am not the only one to love it. Since the time I got it, my book is being borrowed again and again by all my friends. In fact, I haven't seen it myself for long. It is just being passed from one friend to another. And we are all waiting for the next book in the Wimpy Kid series. I don't have an older brother. But although Greg seems to be complaining a lot about his brother Roderick, I wish I could get all this kind of troubles that Greg gets with Roderick. Life would be that much more interesting!!!!
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Wimpy kids of the world, unite! Jeff Kinney's popular web-comic is back in a new book that's guaranteed to fill every kid with joy — whether they're young or old, wimpy or tough.
"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Kinney's junior-high diarist returns to chronicle another year's worth of comic moments in this riotous sequel. Once again, school-related drama constitutes a good portion of Greg's subject matter, from an ongoing correspondence with a pen pal ('I'm pretty sure 'aquaintance' doesn't have a 'c' in it. You really need to work on your English,' Greg replies to the French student's polite introduction) to mastering book reports by writing 'exactly what the teacher wants to hear' ('There were a bunch of hard words in this book, but I looked them up in the dictionary so now I know what they mean'). As in the previous book, cartoons form part of the narrative, corroborating (or disproving) Greg's statements. He claims that kids with last names at the start of the alphabet are smartest, and a side-by-side comparison of prim ber-nerd Alex Aruda and gap-toothed Christopher Ziegel drives the point home. Additionally, Kinney fleshes out the often testy relationships between Greg and his slacker older sibling, Rodrick, and his little brother, Manny (when Greg gets mad at Manny for shoving a cookie in his video game system, the toddler protests, 'I'm ownwy thwee!' and offers a ball of tinfoil with toothpicks shoved through to apologize). The hilarious interplay between text and cartoons and the keen familial observations that set Diary of a Wimpy Kid apart are just as evident in this outing, and are just as likely to keep readers in stitches. Ages 8-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This follow-up to the "New York Times" bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" chronicles Greg Heffley'S attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, and to keep his secret safe--especially from his olDer brother Rodrick, who would be happy to spill the beans.
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