THE PLOT THUS FAR
School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer?
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Dog Days” mixed in stories from the third and fourth books of the series. It focused on the summer vacation of our hero Greg Heffley. Like before, Greg gets into a number of misadventures as he “worked” at the country club to impress his dad, as well as to get closer to his pretty crush Holly Hills. This was the most we have seen from Steve Zahn as Mr. Heffley in the series so far, and he actually delivers the goods as the bumbling but kind-hearted father.
Another thing Dog Days can’t help but continue to do is further our already looming dislike for Greg and his overly snotty personality. The character in the novels was no model child, but he seemed far more sympathetic and likable than what the movies make him out to be; a stuck up, lying, insubordinate rat. I know that this is supposed to be part of the book, but the kid is just so damn unlikeable. Is that what this generation has for a literary hero?
The Blu-Ray comes with a DVD Copy, Digital Copy, commentary, deleted scenes, featurettes and a gag reel. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is very expansive without being overpowering. Plus, the 1080p transfer is pretty strong for having no real defining action. It’s not major, but it works. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.
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