Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2021)

Hannah Dieujuste, Staff writer

Disney Plus brings back a classic in a new animation of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. (credit: Disney plus

The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie and book series were a part of many kids’ lives, but after 2012 it became terrible. When they decided to switch up the main cast and put in people our eyes didn’t want to see in the 2017 movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul.” We thought they would be done messing with some teen’s childhood. Sadly, in this case, Mr. Jeff Kinney’s work isn’t done! Disney Plus decided to put out a new “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie, and this time it’s animated. If you’re a child that was born in the early or mid-2000s, you would see that this movie doesn’t live up to most things. It’s missing a significant level of charm, humor, and original character ideas. They also cut out some great things that happened in the book.  

 When watching the movie, you can tell that it’s for the newer generation. I feel like they were trying to make the animation kind of like the Charlie Brown animation. Compared to the original three, it just doesn’t live up to them. But it does give credit to the movies, like when they used to cut to the drawing scenes.  They also cut out some great things that happened in the book. It’s too short for the storyline; everything is fast paced. Altogether, it just seems like they were trying to rush the story.  All in all, it’s a good family, kids-type movie.