T he Call of the Wild A film review

Call of the Wild

Buck is this beautiful half St Bernard, half Scottish sheepdog and yes he is computer generated. In fact, all the dogs in the film are computer-generated but that,  in no way,   takes away from the story loosely adapted from Jack London’s classic. The only times when I was noticing the fact that the dogs were not living and breathing were in scenes when they became too real with head-turning and too real emotion.

Harrison Ford is believable in his character filled with regret and pain and perfectly suited for children in his love for Buck.  They know what it is to love dogs.  I read that Harrison Ford agreed to make this film because he wanted to do a family movie and he succeeded. Living a life of adventure and following your heart and dreams are always great life themes for children or adults.

The photography of the Yukon landscape is breathtaking with adventure, bravery, and love of the wild  encouraged. There is a clear delineation between positive and negative behavior.

I have to admit to being brought to tears several times by real emotion.  I would say this is a perfectly lovely film for anyone who has loved or been loved by a dog. . . . .

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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9 Responses to T he Call of the Wild A film review

  1. Good heavens, Anne. I would never have guess from the pictures that Buck is not living and playing somewhere in Hollywood! He seems like the perfect pet though, no walking and scooping several times a day. Not that I ever minded taking Max out for walks, but on bad days there is no sulking here. I love the book by Jack London, and have seen the original movie a few times so I’, movie several times so can’t wait to see this one. 😇


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  3. Don Charisma says:

    Reblogged this on Don Charisma and commented:
    Annet Bell is one of my longest blogging friends, and this movie looks worth checking out – Thanks Annet for posting.


  4. GP Cox says:

    Hello Anne, I hope you are alright. It has been quite a while since you blogged.


  5. GP Cox says:

    Hi Anne, How are you holding up during all that’s going on. I hope you are in good spirits.
    I just received this week’s newsletter from the Air Corps Museum and Library and in it they had a framed collection of medals, pictures, etc. of a soldier who passed in WWII. I immediately thought it looked similar to the one I put together for your brother. I thought you might want to send something similar to them. If not, just get the free newsletter.


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