Get ready to cry
Do you remember reading The Call of The Wild in School? I do, and I cried. Now that I am a dog owner I have a feeling Disney/20th Century Fox new movie is going to do the same thing to me Togo did. (You can read my Togo review HERE.) If you haven’t read the book then don’t let the trailer for this new movie fool you. The book is a sad story. (Think Where the Red Fern Grows and Old Yeller sad.) If this movie adaptation is anything like the book bring the tissues.
My first reactions when the trailer came out were of excitement and confusion. I was excited Harrison Ford was starring in the movie, but I was confused about the dog Buck. Was he a real dog? Because he did not look real. Turns out, no. Buck is not a real dog, but CGI. During the trailer and on the movie posters you can tell he is not a real dog. I am sad they decided to go the CGI route in regards to Buck, and really would have liked to have seen a real dog in the movie. How close will they keep to the original story of The Call of The Wild? I can’t wait to see. Will you be answering the call of the wild and seeing the movie when it releases in theaters February 21st?
Adapted from the beloved literary classic, 20th Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” vividly brings to the screen 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 Canadian 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. As a live-action/animation hybrid, “The Call of the Wild” employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic–and emotionally authentic–characters.
“The Call of the Wild” stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan and Bradley Whitford. Directed by Chris Sanders from a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Jack London, the film was produced by Erwin Stoff, p.g.a. and James Mangold, p.g.a., with Diana Pokorny and Ryan Stafford serving as executive producers.
THE CALL OF THE WILD Rated PG. Opens in theaters February 21.
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