Watched Jul 14, 2012
Tim Meyers’s review:
Based on a popular book series and the first in a now three film series I decided to check this out. I watched this hour and a half movie on middle school life to a "wimpy" boy and came away with several interesting thoughts. 1) My middle school experience was in no way visible within the experiences of this movie. 2) For an hour and a half this felt like a loooong movie. 3) The boy should be called a Jerky Kid, not Wimpy, because he is a jerk to all around him. He is basically a bully to his best friend and rude to everyone else seeking to just make himself the best kid in school. He isn't strong or able to stand up in a fight which makes him wimpy I guess but his personality denotes a mean-spirited, highly selfish bully who only cares for himself. His parents seem to take little stock in his life which could be a major cause for his being like this and his older, even more obnoxious brother always gets him in trouble. Let me point out that this is a "family" film but that there are little to no morals seen. Our wimpy kid breaks his best friends arm, frames him, treats him like a low life bacteria, uses him at any chance, forces him to change, and never even apologizes for any of it but they still make up in the end because our "hero" takes the wrap for his "best" friend. If there was something to learn in this film it was that you can treat people like trash, not ask forgiveness or apologize, and then do something to make everything all better. I guess this is a highly fantasized world. The story was lame, the acting mediocre, and overall a rather dull and uninspired watch.