Highway hijinks ensue in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul trailer

It's confession time, folks. I have to admit that, every now and again, I enjoy a good old fashioned family film as a way of clensing my cinematic palate. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the latest blockbuster or Osacar-nominated film as much as the next Schmoe, but innocent romps like Disney's HEAVYWEIGHTS, CAMP NOWHERE, and even Daniel Stern's BUSHWHACKED make for great background fodder while working around the house. As someone who prides himself on still being in touch with his inner child, I find it difficult to scoff at films like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL. I might not be plunking down my hard-earned dollars to see it in theaters, but I'd be more than content to check it out if I were busy babysitting for a friend or something of that nature.

Today, we've got a brand-new trailer for the fourth installment of the Wimpy Kid film franchise, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL. The film is not a reboot, yet it features an entirely new cast, which includes actors Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Alexa Blair, Robertson, Beth Keener, Jason Drucker, and Charlie Wright. The film will feature shenanigans pulled from the popular book series that take place after the events of Dog Days. The short of it is that Greg convinces his family to go on a road trip to his grandmother's to attend her 90th birthday, only Greg and his brother, Rodrick, have their own agenda of sneaking away to a gaming convention without their parents permission.

Undoubtedly, the film will feature a bevy of eye-rolling gags, gross parental ineptitude, and an even worse soundtrack. But hey, it will most likely entertain young audience members for a good hour and change, and that's worth the price of admission for any parent. 

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL is scheduled for a May 19, 2017 release.

Extra Tidbit: To date, there are a total of eleven books included in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.



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