"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Movie Trailer Review

3/06/2010 Posted by Admin

Movie Trailer Review

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid"

By our guest blogger, Chris Pavone

From the opening seconds of the trailer for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," it is easy to relate to our undersized, puberty-lacking protagonist Greg when he utters his less-than-stellar thoughts about middle school. I mean, honestly, middle school for most is a horrible prison of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydes (to be fair, there are some Ms. Hydes too) who enter as darling children and somehow, through a series of odd (and hideous) transformations, exit a little closer to adults.

Based on Jeff Kinney’s best-selling novel, the film is the story of a witty pre-teen who is smack in the middle of such a universe and who can’t wait to get out. Judging by the trailer, the film gives an authentic feel to the volatile middle school world as we ride the puny shoulders of Greg through clever narration and numerous obstacles teamed with a colorful cast of characters--Rowley, Patty, Chirag, Fregley, Rodrick, Manny and Coach Malone--that fans of the book can see come to life right before their eyes.

Throughout the trailer, parallels to "Holes" (based on Louis Sachar’s award-winning novel) surface, as Greg’s charming character is fairly similar to Stanley Yelnats. The adventurous universe of "Holes" is the culprit behind stealing the hearts of audiences and it feels as if "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" can entice similar feelings, while relating to a wider range of viewers. Children already immersed or on the verge of entering this bizarre world will surely be in attendance.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" opens March 19, 2010. View the movie trailer below. What are your thoughts?

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  1. Anonymous said...

    Saw the trailer for the movie "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and couldn't stop laughing. It looks great! I particularly found the wrestling scene hilarious as with most of the rest of the trailer.

    This looks like a movie grounded in relatable experiences from middle school. A time of life everyone found uncomfortable, to say the least. This looks like a fun and entertaining movie for both kids and adults. Our whole family is looking forward to seeing this movie together.