There were loads of great comedies released last year... some intelligent and others even genius but for some juvenile reason Diary Of A Wimpy Kid was my favourite comedy of the whole year. There was an elementary brilliance to it that struck a chord. It took me back to my primary school days and reignited the kid in me. And so naturally I was mega excited about part 2. Now I have watched it and while it's not as sharp and witty as the first movie, it still induced some big LOLs. The strength of this family flick is the performances. The actors know exactly where their marks are and they don't miss a beat. As our main character Greg steps up into junior high (7th grade) in this movie, the tone is slightly more mature than the previous movie. Perhaps that's why the first one worked better for me... maybe it was the innocence of it all... whatever, Roderick Rules is still a great little family movie. Part 3 is in production and I'm looking forward to seeing it. My expectations wont be as high and that might be to its advantage.