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Review: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules'

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The movie is wimpier than the kid!

Rated: PG for Some mild rude humor and mischief.

Greg is back with problems new and old.

Greg (Zachary Gordon) chronicles a hilarious litany of problems, alternating between home and school, but focusing this time on the particular punishments of his reprobate older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick). Whether Greg is suffering on the swim team or trying out for the K-12 school talent show as magician's assistant to a first grader, his escapades are based on his struggle to avoid embarrassment.

There are three books in this popular children's series. I was surprised and pleased with the first movie, as it was fresh, interesting and clever. I couldn't help but feel for poor Greg and the continued oppression from Rodrick, his peers at school and just about everyone else.

Now Greg is a year older with a new set of problems facing him, the main one being his mother's desire to have him and his brother get along. You would think that it would never happen, but hold on to your hats. Somehow, through a little deception and blackmail, the two are brought together, at least temporarily.

As if he didn't have enough life challenges, Greg also pines for the affections of a new student. You can only imagine the awkward moments coming from a pre-teen's obsession with a beautiful, seemingly unattainable, classmate.

The antics in this sequel are humorous at times, but just not the same as those we saw in the first edition.

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