Based on a family road comedy, the story comprises of the amusing set of incidents that the Heffley family go through during their walloping road trip for a relative’s birthday celebration.
The story revolves along young Greg Heffley who is disheartened to know that his plan to a long summer of hanging out is thrown like rags by his mother as she forces the whole family for going to a trip for the birthday celebration of their relative. But fortunately, Greg gets to know that on the trip he could get an opportunity to meet Mac Digby, the popular YouTube sensation and what else could have made him happier! This happiness soon turns to the utmost level of excitement as Greg gets a scheme to attend the expo and here the journey begins.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Movie Introduction
Coming as the fourth installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film, the story of the movie is based on the book of the same name by Jeff Kinney. Released on May 19, 2017 under Century Fox, the family road comedy film is directed by David Bowers who had also directed “Astro Boy”; the movie has all new cast despite of being a sequel. Also the movie got a collection of $28.3 million worldwide.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Movie Synopsis
As the movie starts, the Heffley family comprsing of Greg, Frank, Rodrick, Susan and Manny, including Rowley are found to be at a family restaurant which is thought to be a restaurant for babies, by Greg and therefore he along with Rowley start watching video of Mac Digby, the popular YouTube sensation. Unlike these two, susan finds him a person with bad influence And from here the series of events get started when Manny gets stuck In the ball pit which followed by Greg getting up to take him but he himself ends up getting a dirty diaper to his hand and also losing Manny which soon becomes a laughing site for the other children over there who gave him a name of “Diaper Hands”.
Now comes the time for the family to pack up their bags and continue their trip for Meemaw’s 90th birthday celebrations but as the van becomes fully occupied so Frank bethinks flying with some of the luggage due to which the van becomes full. Also, the phones get snatched from the sons by Susan as she wants them to spend time with the family, not any electronic gadget and all the sons would get would be healthy food without any junk. As Greg was very sad because of all the things but the only thing that kept him follow all this was meeting his idol, Mac Digby. To have some fun, Susan pulls out cards and everyone starts playing where everyone was involved in making others agree to the bad or naughty things they did.
Then the family gets a big motel to stay at night where while trying to make pizza, Roderick gets in a minisafe and the idea of making pizza gets spoiled. With numerous sets of activities and incidents the family after staying in the motel for one night continues the journey and lands up to a hotel where after eating almost everything the family had to even pay an extra amount.
Now heading closer to Meemaw’s party, Greg and Rodrick went to look for a beautiful gift for the birthday party but all they really went for was the Player Expo where they could meet the popular sensation Mac Digby for which they were all excited.
It is now to be seen that whether they are able to meet Mac Digby or they are caught or any other incident happens. Watching these people do the crazy things would be all to divulge in the movie.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Movie Star Cast
With the new casting crew as compared to the previous parts, the movie tends to show beauteous expressions and performance by the casts where Jason Drucker as Greg Heffley is found to be the one with utmost level of excitement, Charlie Wright as Rowley Jefferson seems to be Greg’s right hand and an interesting character. Owen Asztalos as Rowley Jefferson is yet another beautiful character. Alicia Silverstone as Susan Heffley is seen to be beautifully presented in the role of a mother. Rest of the casts have done extremely astonishing and are worth watching in the movie itself.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Movie Review
Though the cast has done an astonishing work by showing a perfect example of a family and the incidents that happens when you are in a family but it failed badly in impressing the critics. The movie got only an approval rating of 19% by 54 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 4.2/10. Also the imdb rating of the movie is 3.7/10. This response is due to the repetitive humor and imperfect tuning between the incidents. The rating we can give is 3.5/10.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (The Long of Haul) movie: Focus on News
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul shattered on the floor”
With an estimated budget of $22,000,000 the movie didn’t even make up to its budget as the opening weekend collection of the movie was $7,126,084 and the gross collection in the US box office was $19,379,101.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul couldn’t make it for the viewers”
Having a very small collection of $19,379,101 in the US box office, the movie nearly failed to rise up to the expectations of the viewers. The making budget of the movie was $22,000,000 and movie got $7,126,084 collection in the opening weekend.