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FutureStarrThe long haul diary of a wimpy kid
My name is Greg Heffley, and this is my story. Not too long ago, my mom decided I was too much of a wimp to go to the big kid's school across the street. So my mom enrolled me in kindergarten across town, at my uncle's school.After the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days in 2012, the film was described as the last live-action one in the franchise, with the original cast and crew indicating that were no plans for a fourth film. By 2016, a live-action adaptation of the ninth book, The Long Haul, was in development, with the aforementioned new cast.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is a 2017 American road comedy film written and directed by David Bowers and co-written by the books' author Jeff Kinney. It serves as a standalone sequel to 2012's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, the fourth installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series and the final live-action film in the franchise. It was based on the ninth book The Long Haul, with elements of seventh, eighth, and tenth books in the series. It is also the only live-action installment in the series not to feature the cast members from the first three films as they outgrew their roles.
That night, at a motel, Greg secretly gets his phone from the car. Later, while he and Rodrick are relaxing in the hot tub, Rodrick uncovers his plans to go to the Player Expo. Later that night, he investigates a loud noise: a couple of kids repeatedly slamming a wheeled cart into a wall, belonging to a family which he dubs "the Beardos" due to their father's beard. Scolding them for making a racket, he threatens to have them thrown out. Their father comes out, and nearly gets hit by the cart his daughter rolls at Greg, but it misses him and damages their van. She blames Greg, telling her father that he also called him a "Fat Beardo." He escapes, but Mr. Beardo is then obsessed to get revenge. (Source:en.wikipedia.org)
But the previous cast (Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris) brought a level of humanity to the zany proceedings that kept them relatable and grounded. “Dog Days” even featured some legitimate, father-son drama. Bostick in particular brought a wonderfully weird, subversive vibe to his big-brother bully character, Rodrick. And while none of the previous films fully captured the spirit of the popular Jeff Kinney books that inspired them—a silly and smart mix of cynicism and heart—they came way closer than this new installment does.
Will the third movie take a more serious tone, more like the books that inspired it? Or will there.And it’s not just because “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” has a whole new cast, although that is one in a series of contributing factors in its inferiority. It’s been five years since the last movie, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” so finding new actors was a necessity in the series’ perpetual middle-school setting. (Source: www.rogerebert.com)