Friday, June 19, 2020

The Call of the Wild (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the world.

Starring: Abraham Benrubi, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Colin Woodell, Dan Stevens, Harrison Ford, Jean Louisa Kelly, Karen Gillan, Micah Fitzgerald, Michael Horse, Omar Sy, Preston Bailey, Scott MacDonald, Stephanie Czajkowski, Terry Notary, Wes Brown

Movie: The Call of the Wild

Channel: Amazon Prime, YouTube

Director: Chris Sanders

Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Animation, Family

Rating: PG


The CGI is certainly the weakest part of this production, and the anthropomorphism is off the charts frequently, but there is still an awful lot to like here. Great source material, a meaningful message, solid performances and splendid cinematography all raise this higher than numerous po faced critics would have you believe. This isn’t Citizen Kane, and nor was it intended to be, but it’s a well made, beautiful movie with a positive message for a modern audience.


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