Lazy performances, ugly babies and false sincerity abound in the third film adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s hideously successful series of children’s tales. Though oddly proficient in the realm of physical slapstick, Dog Days falls flat even in the eyes of tiny humans addled with sugar; one shining musical interlude, however, rescues this film from joining the ranks of insults to child-IQ such as Ice Age: Continental Drift.
You know how it goes. You’re watching a film, possibly with friends if you have them, and an actor pops up. “Oooh him! What was he in?” Debates begin, IMDb is consulted. You find out that this actor was in quite a few films a couple of years ago, and was almost in Massive Moviestar territory, until seemingly it all went wrong. “What happened?” you wonder. We at Best for Film wonder also. Here’s our Top 10 Movie Stars that it Never Quite Happened For.
This is not a film about a kid keeping a diary of the burgers he ate at the Wimpy food restaurant, repeat it is not a film about Wimpy. It is in fact a story of a boy who keeps a diary about his day-to-day wimpiness, a shame really as we were hoping this sequel would chart the rise of the food restaurant time forgot.