The franchise’s third installment, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, finds titular wimp Greg (Zachary Gordon) at odds with his father (Steve Zahn) about what constitutes a good summer. For Greg, that would be playing videogames all day, every day. But to keep Dad happy, he pretends to get a job at the country club where the girl he likes and his best friend (Robert Capron) are members. Though often self-centered and conniving, Greg remains a likable kid, and the movie entertains by pulling off over-the-top scenarios that set up digestible life lessons for youngsters. B+
SUMMER ADVENTURES Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron try and salvage their summer in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (Diyah Pera)
Genre: PG, Kids and Family; Starring: Zachary Gordon; Director: David Bowers; Release Date Wide: 08/03/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 94; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Posted August 10 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Fox News: Why isn't media scrutinizing how Josh Duggar's police file got leaked?
- 'RuPaul's Drag Race': Miss Congeniality winner Katya speaks!
- Clint Eastwood to direct Capt. 'Sully' biopic
- 'Batman Arkham Knight' trailer teases playable Harley Quinn
- 'Zombeavers' director tackles horror-movie tropes with phony preview for 'The Drone'
- David 'Bitch Waffle' Spade stars in new 'Joe Dirt 2' trailer: Watch
- Bethesda teases return of 'Fallout'