Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is one of the blandest and most-uninspired children’s movies in recent memory. This time, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) is on his summer vacation, and the film bounces from one cliché to another, with very few laughs in between. The film (thankfully) lacks the amount of gross-out gags that were prevalent in the previous installments, but the film still feels much longer than its actual runtime. Gordon is not a convincing actor, and his character comes off as whiny and selfish. He’s also getting too old for the role. If it came down to having to sit through another 94 minutes of this, or watching paint dry, I’d go with the paint.
Director: David Bowers
Producer: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Jeff Kinney and Jeremiah Samuels
Cast: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn, Peyton List, Grayson Russell, Karan Brar and Laine MacNeil
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days