The passage from school (Primary) to the Institute (ESO and Bachelor) is a well-known stage in the life of every person. From the inside, it is lived as an authentic madness and with a drama similar (even superior) to that of Passion of Hawks. However, the years make you see that it was not so bad… especially since college and adult life are the real drama of life.
The animated film Greg’s diary (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) It is based on the first book in the Jeff Kinney collection that has sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. It is directed by Swinton Scott (The Simpsons and Futurama). Kinney, author of the books, screenwriter and producer, said that “this movie is like the book comes to life“and he is absolutely right because it maintains the essence of the original works.
Greg’s Diary (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) is about a young man named Greg who just finished school and who faces one of the most (melo) dramatic transitions in a person’s life: the passage from school to institute. In other words: adolescence. That stage of which we all keep a few dark secrets.
Greg’s story has a duration of 56 minutes and shows all the topics of life in the institute: the nerves of the first days, the eagerness to stand out and attract attention, the bullies, the first sips of freedom, the formation of a personality and what is socially expected of a teenager (and what is not). My favorite part is how envy, jealousy and egos show through Greg.
The animation is beautiful, it neither stands out nor fails to stand out. The most interesting thing is that it is combined at certain times with a style similar to those of the original work.
I will not fool you: Greg’s Diary is a cliché and “simple” movie., But in a good way. It has a very characteristic and innocent humor, and presents a story that many people can relate to. I am sure that it will appeal to the “little ones” and that it will make the older ones reflect. The movie makes you remember those times and think: I was drowning in a glass of water.
Greg’s Diary premieres December 3 on Disney +. We also recommend 10 Disney animated films that are secret superhero stories.