DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL (2017) Review
Directed by David Bowers
The ninth installment of the book series and fourth of the film series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is what you expect it to be, but admit it or not, the change of cast really has a big impact on your viewing of the film.
The intention of the film is felt but it also feels like there isn’t really something new to offer here. Given that the books were a hit, these Diary of a Wimpy Kid films feel more like they should be a direct-to-DVD releases for offering small stories, small stories that doesn’t have a big impact. And that’s where the film adaptations fail.
The story is simple, somewhat relatable and fun at times, that you could see some of Greg’s experiences from your own. But the thing is, the story is too simple it gets to be too predictable as well. Not in a sense that there are surprises because there aren’t but in a sense that the whole film is accustomed to typical family vacation movies that ends the same way.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is unsurprisingly bland. But it’s not the worst idea to spend your time with.
2 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox, locally distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.