Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Review

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog DaysTitle: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days [Blu-ray]

Release Date: December 18, 2012

About the Movie:

Everybody’s favorite wimp, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), is back for three times the fun in the latest film based on the super-popular book series! When Greg’s dad (Steve Zahn) threatens to send him to military school if he doesn’t stay out of trouble, Greg finds all-new ways to land himself in the doghouse! For starters, Greg’s in over his head when he pretends to work at the swanky country club where Rowley’s family has a membership. Things don’t go much better on a father-son camping trip with the Wilderness Explorers, and then there’s the Heffley’s new dog, Sweetie, who fetches even more trouble for Greg in this hilarious family film!

DVD Exclusive Special Features:

  • Commentary by Director David Bowers
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director David Bowers
  • Class Clown Animated Short
  • Gag Reel
  • Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:

  • Commentary by Director David Bowers
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director David Bowers
  • Class Clown Animated Short
  • Gag Reel
  • FX Movie Channel presents Wimpy Empire
  •  Theatrical Trailer
  • Sneak Peak

Prank Pack Exclusive Features:

  • Toys to Fool Your Friends (Moldy Cheese, Bug in Cube and Dog Poo)

My Review:

This was my first Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie and I loved every second of it! It was seriously funny that it made me laugh so loud that John heard me all the way downstairs and wondered what the heck I was doing. It’s my kinda humor for sure! 

The story follows Greg (the Wimpy Kid) an 8th grade boy finishing up another year of school. Greg reminded me so much of myself with his odd little quirks. I couldn’t help but giggle watching him in the starting scene in the overcrowded pool. It would have been a nightmare for me too to be surrounded by that many people and especially when he learns all the kids are relieving themselves in the pool- ick! I’m such a wimp! I hate germs and crowds and get grossed out just as easily. 

Greg has big plans for his summer vacation: playing video games. He’s sneaky though and doesn’t want his dad to know so right before his dad gets home from work, Greg runs outside under the sprinkler to get wet and then grabs a football. He wants to make it look like he was outdoors all day working up a sweat. His dad almost falls for it until he turns on the TV and sees the video game still going. Busted! 

I think Greg’s friend Rowley played by Robert Capron (who I met in LA in Sept on the Frankenweenie press trip!) stole the show. He’s a nice boy who only wants to please his mom and dad. He invites Greg to his country club where they sit by the pool and order smoothies like they are going out of style. He also takes Greg with him on a family trip to the shore. I was dying of laughter at this point! From the singing 15,000 bottles of milk on the wall on the car ride to the “I Love You Because” family game to the 8:30 pm snoozefest, it was priceless! I especially loved the part when Greg snuck down the stairs after Rowley was sleeping and saw his dad at the computer casually picking his nose and wiping it on his shirt (sick humour I know but I can’t help but enjoy it). A frantic email to Greg parent’s follow but it doesn’t go to his intended recipient- oops!

There’s just too many scenes I could tell you about that cracked me up. Seriously see this movie. It’s one for adults and kids alike. I think my kids will get a real kick out of it and I’ll be watching it with them this weekend again! 

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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