The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

DVD - 2020
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Adapted from the beloved literary classic, this film is the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team, and later its leader, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

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black_fox_mmm
Sep 24, 2020

This was a good movie and it was so cut the dog was really smart:)!!!

Good virtual dog development but he acted more like a kid than a dog. Should do well with young families.

The shallow script prevented any characters from standing out. Change the title to  "Call of the Mundane".

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Ace4aDay
Sep 10, 2020

Good family film, but don't expect it to follow the book. I thought the CGI was very well done, and the only way most of the animal scenes could ever be brought to life.

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SAPL454
Sep 05, 2020

An excellent wildlife adventure with great acting scenes.

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Bebu
Sep 03, 2020

I read the book many years ago, so I'm not sure how closely this followed the book. I was disappointed that so much of the movie was CGI and not very good CGI at that; I'm not sure why they couldn't use a real dog for most of it. Many times, the movements of the dogs were nothing like the way a dog runs or moves. Plus, they really anthropomorphized the dog to make it more unrealistically human-like in actions and emotions. I'm sure kids would like the movie much more that many adults. It's not bad, but I expected more since it stars Harrison Ford.

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2greyts
Aug 01, 2020

Unappealing animation. Even Harrison Ford can’t save it. Read the book.

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roxiekat21
Jul 20, 2020

Lovely movie :)

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knobbyknees69
Jul 19, 2020

We really liked this film. High on my list for a PERFECT FAMILY FILM!!!! Lots of action in breathtaking scenery (assuming most of it was CGI embedded) and perfection delight in the performances of all the animals! Who would have thought years ago that animation could become so realistic?! Fantastic artwork folks!!! Hope they get recognition at the various awards events. Harrison Ford was great but those CGI animals paled his performance! Ha!

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gordengibson
Jul 02, 2020

This is a wonderful family movie blending animation and real live characters of Harrison Ford and CGI dog, Buck. It's a little long (1 hr and 40 minutes ), but worth the time spent.

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