Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third film in this series of films based on the hit novels by Jeff Kinney. It is based on the third and fourth books of the series, titled Dog Days and The Last Straw.
The story is much like the previous Diary of a Wimpy Kid books/films, with Greg being all wimpy and incapable of talking to chicks n’ such. This time school is out, so he has to figure out what to do over the summer.
Basically, Greg is a little wiener kid, and he complains about everything. When summer begins, he thinks he can go to the local country club, but he gets kicked out for whining. Then, when he thinks he’s going on a trip with his folks, it turns out they can’t because of money problems, so they go to the public pool, which has horribly hairy men in the showers and isn’t up to this little wiener’s standards.
JUST PUNCH HIM. Anyways, Greg has a jerk big brother, nerdy best friend and a crush on the pretty girl. Sounds like life.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days will follow up last year’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules with the same director, David Bowers, and Gabe Sachs yet agains writing the screenplay based on Jeff Kinney’s novels.
August 3, 2012.
Steve Zahn … Frank Heffley
Peyton List … Holly Hills
Rachael Harris … Susan Heffley
Zachary Gordon … Greg Heffley
Devon Bostick … Rodrick Heffley
Anne Openshaw … Mrs. Warren
Karan Brar … Chirag Gupta
Robert Capron … Rowley Jefferson
Grayson Russell … Fregley
Laine MacNeil … Patty Farrell
Melissa Roxburgh … Heather Hills
Jared Abrahamson … Tim Warren
Emily Holmes … Hilary Hills
Elise Gatien … Madison
Amy Esterle … Country Club Staff
Connor Fielding … Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding … Manny Heffley
Dalila Bela … Little Girl
Kevin James … Country Club Worker
Nicole Fraissinet … Julie
Melody B. Choi
Reese Alexander … Policeman
Keith MacKechnie … The Cooking Man
Tom Stevens … Lenwood Heath
The series has been successful so far for showing a humorous and charming look at what it’s like to be the dorky kid who just wants to be cool. I see no reason why the formula will change here.
I’m under the impression that they’re combining books now because the studio/producers want to finish the series before star Zachary Gordon gets too old to play Greg. It’s always good when films are rushed through production. Oh, wait. It’s not.
I see Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days doing reasonably well, especially as the first two did well enough. I think they make these for next to nothing, so it’s basically Steve Zahn’s forty dollar paycheck, then everyone else works to pad their resume. Just a guess.