Based On The Popular Book Series
Movies based on popular book series are a common trend nowadays and one of its products is the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie franchise. To date, it has a total of four movies, namely: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012), and its fourth and latest instalment, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017).
The book series itself has won several awards and has garnered positive reviews from critics and audience alike while the movie franchisehasdone well based on the box office gross and the numerous reviews.
Greg Heffley’s Adventures Continue In The Franchise’s Latest Instalment
Released on 19th of May 2017, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul features Greg Heffley, a middle-school ‘wimpy kid,’ embarking on another adventure. This time around, the movie centers on the Heffley family’s road trip to Indianapolis for Greg’s great-grandmother’s, or Meemaw as they affectionately call her, 90th birthday.
However, prior to the trip, Greg becomes tangled up in an incident which led to him being dubbed as ‘Diaper Hands’, a name which stuck due to people taking a video of the incident and uploading it on the Internet. The start doesn’t bode well for Greg but things begin to look up when he finds out the there is a video gaming convention, Player Expo, happening near his Meemaw’s place.
Upon knowing his gaming idol, Mac Digby will also be attending the convention, Greg begins to cook up a plan for people to forget his new name, Diaper Hands, by joining in one of Mac Digby’s videos. It’s a great plan with one catch: he has to find a way to escape his family’s road trip and make his way to Player Expo to clear his name.