The new Disney+ Diary of a Wimpy is a colorful, fun, and enjoyably animated film for the newcomers to the franchise. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Disney Plus’ Diary of a Wimpy Kid is now available to view on the streaming service. The film is an adaptation of the popular Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy kid series, which has been made into hit live action films. Now we get a reimagined animated version which seems to stick closely to the priginal book series and has some high quality, colorful aniamtion to enjoy. But is it worth the watch? Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Parents Guide
Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first. To make matters worse, Greg’s lovable best friend Rowley seems to coast through life and succeed at everything without even trying! As details of his hilarious – and often disastrous – attempts to fit in fill the pages of his journal, Greg learns to appreciate true friends and the satisfaction that comes from standing up for what is right.
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Disney+ Diary of a Wimpy Kid contains some language that parents should be made aware of. Watch out for words like moron, nerd, punk, butt crack, stupid, and boogers.
Mature Content: The film contains kids bullying their peers and even a fight where a bully punches another kid in the face. These bullying scenes could be triggering for some kids to view. It also contains scenes that put kids in dangerous situations.
The best thing about Disney Plus’ Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie is the 3D animation style, which feels more authentic to Jeff Kinney’s books, which were written in the style of a graphic novel. The animation style may remind viewers of the Captain Underpants films, and is bright, colorful, and a lot of fun to view. In some aspects, sticking to an animated version of these popular stories can bring more attention to some details, such as the cheese touch. Having seen both the animated and live-action versions of the story, I can verify that the cheese touch scene hits much harder having seen it in this film, as the cheese looks even more grotesque than in its movie predecessor.
Some viewers may have a problem with the story, which is pretty much taken directly from the novels. This version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid doesn’t bring anything new or fresh, but rather a direct translation of the books. I, for one, appreciated the exact rendition of the story, as it has been awhile since reading the books, and I was able to sit back and marvel at the colorful scenes provided. For newcomers to the franchise, this may also inspire some to go back and read the novels after now having been introduced to the story and characters. However, for older fans who are looking for a fresh take on the franchise they have come to love since the early 2000’s, they may be a bit disappointed.
Despite some of these complaints, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a treasure for all ages and a story worthy of being told over and over again. The beauty here is that this movie doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel or feign to be something that it isn’t. I could see why they decided to make this after several of the live-action films, not only to appease the fans, but also to present the source material in its truest sense.