Sunday, August 26, 2012

MINI REVIEW: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Dog Days

Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron


August 3, 2012

David Bowers

20th Century Fox

1 hour 34 minutes



As a fan of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' movies and books, it pains me to say that it looks like the series is slowly dying down despite only being in their third film.  This new movie brings back the cast and crew of the second movie, 'Rodrick Rules,' to continue the series and shell more money from families desperate to see something appropriate for the entire family.  However the trick with family movies is that they're supposed to entertain the kids, teens, and adults who go to see these films.  This film was designed for kids to laugh their butts, but leaves nothing for anyone older than 11 to enjoy.  The story is quite simple: it follows Greg during his summer in between 7th and 8th grade years as he gets into situations with his friend Rowley, along with his dad, who's considering sending him to a local military school that could shape him up.

The script of this film was made with bathroom humor, cringe-worthy situations, and artificial emotions that are supposed to make its audience feel warm and happy inside.  The cast gives it all they got, but unfortunately they suffer from this mediocre story/script.  The director of this film even suffers from working with the awful script, and he too gives it all he has.  'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days' should have delivered some harmless family fun for everyone to enjoy.  Unfortunately it's only enjoyable for one or two scenes, while the rest of it is unfunny and not clever.  Little kids will enjoy this movie, but anyone else, unless they have the mind of a child, will be looking at their watch and wondering what they could be doing that's remotely better than seeing this film.



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1 comment:

  1. I love to see good movies with positive messages for kids in theaters today. My son has read this book series but he hasn’t seen the movies yet. I was talking to my coworker at Dish whose kids have the entire book series, and have seen the movies. He backs up this review: he said it’s all in good fun for the kids. I’m going to put all three movies in my queue with Blockbuster @Home. When the third movie is released on DVD, it will be sent to my house automatically. Since the first two are on DVD I should get those in the mail tomorrow. If I want, I can swap the movie I have now for one of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies at my local store. It’s a really convenient way of watching DVDs at home with a great selection.


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