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|Originaltitel:||Diary of a wimpy kid – The Long Haul|
|Genre:||Children's Movie, Comedy|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 92 Min|
|FSK:||From 0 years|
Greg Heffley (Jason Drucker) has a real problem again: after an accident in the ball pool he is known everywhere only as "diaper hand". He absolutely must do something to make this shame forgotten. A video with the coolest YouTube gamer could be the salvation for his image. When he e-mails his idol, he receives an invitation from him to a games convention, which is very close to his grandmother's place of residence, who wanted to visit his family anyway. So Greg quickly forged a brilliant plan. But he is soon thwarted by his overprotective mother (Alicia Silverstone), his terror brother Rodrick (Charlie Wright) and the innumerable fat cups Greg steps into during the journey to his grandmother. So we Greg stay "diaper hand" forever?
"Greg's diary" is a real phenomenon. Jeff Kinney's books have sold over 75 million copies to date and have been translated into 37 languages. Various merchandising products and, of course, the first two film adaptations were also real hits. And since the actors quickly outgrown their roles, not only the children, but also the adults were completely reoccupied for part 4. At first glance, not much has changed otherwise: Greg stumbles from one little fat cuppa to the next, has to let himself be terrorized by his brother Rodrick, which of course his parents don't notice, because they think they have particularly good methods of education, but which are actually an absolute disaster.
"Greg's Diary - Bad Trap" doesn't offer much new. And the familiar is also not presented in a particularly charming way. While the first movie in particular was able to make up for the shallower moments with some pleasantly clever ideas and some hidden jokes, the fourth infusion doesn't manage that much. Too often the film uses the fecal humour so popular with children in order to achieve a really lasting effect. The humor is also served primarily with a wooden hammer - just like the oh so important message, which is hit around the ears in the end.
It's a pity that the potential of the popular book template is used so little here because whenever a few original or cheeky moments flash up, these are almost completely covered by the many very simply knitted Pipi- and Pups-jokes. The exaggerated play of the adult actors also provides some real moments of alien shame, which spoil the fun of this children's comedy over and over again. However, it must also be said that The children who were present at the press screening had a lot of fun with the film and as much as it torments you as an adult, you have to say: That's the main thing. Still, Greg's Diary - Bad Trap is not a good children's movie. So if you don't just want the little ones to laugh heartily, but also want to offer them a little quality, you should rather give them the books to browse through. Only conditionally worth seeing!
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