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“Wimpy Kid” sequel, “Rodrick Rules,” gets trailer

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: You can have Justin Bieber, whose 3D movie has placed a vice grip on February. The O’Connell family patiently waits for March, when the second “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie, “Rodrick Rules,” arrives in theaters.

We’re a house of boys, and my soon-to-be 7-year-old son has taken to Jeff Kinney’s “Wimpy Kid” novels like a bee to honey. Which means we’ve become a “Wimpy Kid” household. We play a “Cheese Touch” board game. We watch the first movie often. And my oldest boy reads a chapter of the books to his little brother before bed.

Want to know why boys like Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) and his friends so much? Just watch the new trailer for “Rodrick Rules,” which is up on Yahoo! Movies. Burp and poop jokes in the first minute? Yeah, my boys will be sold.

Here’s a YouTube clip of the trailer:


The sequel — directed by David Bowers and starring previous “Wimpy Kid” players Gordon, Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris — comes out on March 25.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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  • January 9, 2011 | Permalink |

    Saw the Trailer for Diary of a wimpy Kid 2, Rodrick Rules and couln”t stop laughing! It lools to be a very funny movie. Can’t wait to see it. Expect it to be a Big HIt this coming spring. Love the books, love the stories, love the acting in the movie, especially by the main character-Greg Heffly (played by wonderkinder-Zachary Gordon) He made the first movie special.

    Second movie looks even funnier then the first and we didn’t think that was possible. Whether you’re a tween, a teen, an adult, think your an adult, or grandparent….go see this excellenet movie,,,.you will laugh your heart out and mostly really be entertained!

  • January 29, 2011 | Permalink |

    I agree and can relate with the reviewer, Sean O’Connell. My whole family can’t stop talking about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie. We all really enjoyed it! You can relate to so much in it whether you are an adult or a tween. We saw the trailer for the sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2, Rodrick Rules and there’s no question, we are all hooked! Friends and family can’t wait till it’s March release. Keep your Bieber hype to yourself…we’re Wimpy Kid Fans for life!

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