ASTRO BOY director David Bowers helms the follow-up film to 2010's big-screen adaptation of Jeff Kinney's acclaimed DIARY OF A WIMPY KID comic novels in this Fox 2000 production. As Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) braves his first days of seventh grade, his parents (Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris) make a noble yet ill-advised attempt to help him forge a stronger bond with his mischievous older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick), who takes twisted delight in tormenting his unsuspecting younger sibling at every opportunity.
Main Cast & Crew
David Bowers - Director
3 stars out of 5 -- "The good news is the sequel, which focuses on the relationship between Greg and his tyrannical older brother Rodrick, is even better than the first edition..." - 03/25/2011 Box Office
"Director David Bowers keeps things peppy and brightly lighted...the movie's swiftest pleasures come from moment-seizing cast members..." - 03/25/2011 Los Angeles Times
"[W]hen it comes to structure, pacing and even comic timing, RODRICK RULES -- directed by David Bowers and adapted by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah -- doesn't let its audience down." - 03/24/2011 Movieline
3 stars out of 5 -- "[The director] keeps the the film moving, stitching disparate moments into the brotherly bonding arc....DIARY offers fans of the books what they want..." - 07/01/2011 Total Film
"[I]t's head of the kid-pics class..." - 07/01/2011 Sight and Sound