Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

So here’s a good deal from our locally owned small town movie theater, $5/person on any movie showing before noon on Saturdays. This is a good deal, and since it is before lunch time, it also means that we didn’t have to purchase any popcorn or pop – we made it in and out of the movie theater and only spent $20. Woo hoo!


MillerForce5 decided to take advantage of this new $5 deal on a grey and dreary Saturday morning in May, just a couple of days before hand it had been 90 degrees, but a northern front came in with some rain and now we are sitting in the 60s. That’s okay however we decided since it wasn’t a great day (and Mama Miller’s 8K trail run had been cancelled) we hit the Farmer’s Market, took in the latest addition of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid…” and finished out the day with a trip to bowling alley for some free bowling (2 free games, for each kid, every day during the summer).

This may come to a shock to you today reader/watcher, but this is the 4th movie in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series; with it all starting in 2010 with the original. That makes a new movie every two years, even though it has been five years since the last one – the first three coming out in 2010, 2011, 2012 (gotta make these movies while the kids are still kids).  This is also the most expensive of the film series, has the shortest run time, and by far the worst opening weekend.

2010 Opening – $22,126,166
2011 Opening – $23,751,502
2012 Opening – $14,623,599
2017 Opening – $7,200,000

Is it worth it? Is this movie worth the time, money and energy to head out to the theater with the kids to watch it? Or, is it one of those movies that is more appropriate for a RedBox rental for $1.50? I’ll leave that to you, friend.

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. This family cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget. ~ IMDb

I also say in the video that it would take 8 hours from the East Side of Columbus, OH to Terre Haute, IN; reality it is 4 hours, and from Cleveland, OH to Terre Haute, IN is 6 hours.



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