by Sheryl Wall
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The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third movie in the series which is based on the Wimpy Kid books written by Jeff Kinney. This movie is based on two of his books, The Last Straw and Dog Days.
Greg Heffley, a Middle Schooler played by Zachary Gordon, gets into trouble without even trying. The story starts out with the beginning of summer and Greg has great plans for his vacation while his parents have completely different ideas. He wants to spend it playing video games while his Dad wants to see him outside playing and his mom gets his friends into a book club. Greg pretends to have a job at a country club so he can spend time with Holly Hills (Peyton List) whom he likes. Greg, and his best friend Rowley (Robert Capron) and his family, have a membership at the country club. Even after a falling out with Rowley’s parents on a trip to the Boardwalk, Greg still manages to continue to sneak into the club until his Dad catches him. After getting into so much trouble Greg fears his Dad is going to send him to Spag Union Military Academy, he tries to be on his best behavior camping with his Dad yet still gets into more trouble.
The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is a fun movie for the whole family. It makes me think of a modern day Leave it to Beaver. One of the funniest scenes was when Greg was helping his dad get his little brother Manny’s beat up blanket back from their new dog Sweetie. Greg shows Sweetie the roast that is out for their dinner to encourage the dog to drop the blanket which he does. However, Sweetie then grabs the roast and runs off with it. Greg and his dad get it back but it is full of dog slobber. They clean up the roast and at dinner everyone except the two of them eats it not knowing what happened earlier in the day. I also like how they included some of the animated comics from the books. It helps tie in the feel of reading the books.
Dog Days is a great way to spend a couple hours during this hot summer with your family. I look forward to the next movie in the series and hope they eventually make all of the books into movies.
The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is now playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their here.