Tomorrow is the first day of summer, and what better way to celebrate summertime then with a fun family movie! Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules will be released tomorrow, June 21st! Here’s the synopsis:
Just back from summer vacation, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon, National Treasure: Book of Secrets) and his friend Rowley (Robert Capron, The Sorcererâ€™s Apprentice) enter the next grade as undersized weaklings in their school. A bully favorite, Greg tries not to get noticed by anyone except the pretty new girl, Holly Hills (Peyton List, 27 Dresses). And at home, Greg is still at war with his older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick, â€œDegrassiâ€), until their mom Susan (Rachael Harris, The Hangover) instigates a â€˜Mom Bucksâ€™ program so Greg and Rodrick can earn play money by doing chores andâ€”gasp!â€”being nice to each other. Calamity ensues when their parents return from vacation and dad Frank (Steve Zahn, A Perfect Getaway) finds evidence that Rodrick secretly threw a houseparty with his band, LÃ¶ded Diper. As they struggle with school and compete for â€˜Mom Bucks,â€™ the brothers discover that avoiding trouble is easier if they uniteâ€”and their once-twisted partnership grows into a hilariously playful and sometimes mischievous friendship.
We watched this movie together on our vacation. The movie fits in great with the first movie and follows a similar feel with the cartoon characters and thoughts of a school aged child. I actually enjoyed this movie better than the first one and having grown up with a lot of brothers, I could relate to many of the events that took place between Greg and his brother Rodrick. The movie was entertaining and best of all it was a clean film that we could watch together as a family.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is available as a 1-disc DVD, 2-disc DVD set, or as a 3-disc Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy Set! Features on the 3-disc set include 7 “My Summer Vacation” Shorts, 10 deleted scenes, an alternate ending, and gag reel! You can enjoy a fun and addicting ‘Party Pooper’ game as well!
Disclosure: I received a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules free in order to try the product and form an opinion for this review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site. Thank you to the sponsor for allowing me to review their products!