“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” is the third in this series of films based on Jeff Kinney’s very popular cartoons based on his Wimpy Kid character, a sort of likeable grade school youngster who represents the vast middle-class of children in that age group.
Greg, played by Zachary Gordon, is the central character in the story. It’s summertime, and Greg wants to stay on good terms with his Dad who feels Greg should have a summer job. So Greg, along with the help of his friend Rowley, played by Robert Capron, comes up with a plan to have Greg go to Rowley’s Country Club every day. Greg goes as Rowley’s guest, but tells his Dad that he’s actually working there.
Soon, the ruse is up and Greg has to reconcile with his Dad by going on a camping trip as part of a competitive wilderness kid’s troop.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” will appeal to Dad’s and their sons, who have battled the same parental issues in real life. It’s nothing new, but it is something that every family can relate to and enjoy.