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Film Review - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever


It’s year three for the animated “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movies, with Disney looking to bring author Jeff Kinney’s literary world to life in a different way after live-action efforts fizzled out six years ago. It’s a holiday mood this time around, with “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever” an adaptation of a 2011 book, only Kinney (who claims screenwriting duties) largely ignores his own source material for the endeavor, which hopes to play to the holiday special crowd with its take on seasonal warmth and family bonding. “Cabin Fever” wisely avoids much of Kinney’s original mischief for a more focused and funnier yuletide adventure, working well with budget animation and direct dramatic goals, finding the writing rethinking certain boyhood behaviors for the small screen. Read the rest at


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