Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) Movie Review
Released : Aug, 3rd, 2012
Reviewed : June 21th, 2013
Genre : Comedy / Kids
Story (from IMDB) : School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer?
So apparently this is a comedy and has done decent enough to warrant several movies. Both of those things puzzle me on how it’s true.
The story revolves around Greg and his group of random friends as the school year ends and summer begins. We get the pleasure of watching his exciting life play through while also seeing the sulking sadness and hardships of the problems a young boy has during the summer. In the real world though we end up seeing a small odd looking child endure problems we couldn’t care less about, lie to his family, and get into mischief that isn’t a tad humerus.
Zachary Gordon plays Greg who is a awkward character to say the least plus he’s at a point where he even just looks odd. Robert Capron plays the chubby and unlikeable character while Steve Zahn plays Greg’s dad. Zahn is normally a actor I enjoy but given the limited opportunities he’s given in the film I can’t say I enjoyed his role too much. It was a nice small breath of fresh air though. Rachael Harris plays Greg’s mom and she is the real treat of the movie. Her character has the charming qualities of a mother and she as always is a real treat on the eyes.
After viewing and not laughing a single time it really made me realize how young of a target audience their films are made for. It also made me think of how if the first two films are on par with this that they managed to make a third one let alone one and two. I can’t recommend this to anyone of any age.