Harrison Ford answers "The Call of the Wild"

March 3, 2020


"The Call of the Wild" a film set in the Yukon during the 1890s during the Klondike Gold Rush. 


The story focuses on a St. Bernard dog named Buck that lives in northern California, and John Thornton who is looking for gold and how each situation brings them closer. 



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Harrison Ford stars on "The Call of the WIild" which is based on Jack London's best-selling novel and it has made $45 million in the United States and $79 million globally after two weeks in theaters.



This film stars Harrison Ford as protagonist, John Thornton, and Dan Stevens as antagonist, Hal, and couple Perrault and Francoise played by Omar Sy and Cara Gee with Chris Sanders directing.


The basic plot of the film is that John Thornton is a grizzled loner living in the Yukon who drinks to numb the pain of the loss of his son and his marriage who  works in seeking gold.


Meanwhile, Buck, a spoiled pet, was stolen from his family and sold for hauling a sled in the frozen North. 


John Thornton helps the ill-treated Buck, saving the dog’s life, and they go on the adventure of a lifetime together through beautiful landscapes. 


The movie has many special effects, the dog being a man in a digital dog suit. And you really don’t feel that the dog is real because the man is giving a human performance rather than a canine one. 


On the other hand, I am amazed by how they achieved the effects of the interactions between the digital dog with live-action actors.


I assume there is a lot of work to scan a dog from different angles and manipulate the digitally recreated muscles, weight, and shape of the dog to make it look real. 


“The  Call of the Wild” is a heartbreaking film and violent for young children because it portrays animal abuse and the deaths of humans and animals. 


Despite the fact that the animals are digital, we can still feel the suffering they are experiencing in the movie. 


The story shows a connection between John and Buck as if they had known each other for a lifetime because in each problematic situation, they grow closer to protect each other. 


The movie teaches us that we cannot be happy and cannot achieve anything if we are selfish. 


There will come a significant event or person in our lives that will change us, and that many people will not believe in our potential. 


It also shows us that we can face our fear by arming ourselves with courage, because deep down, we know we can do it. It’s just a matter of believing in ourselves. 


There are currently multiple family movies out in theatres, and if you want a laugh, go watch Sonic, but in my opinion, I recommend the movie for the emotional scenes and the messages it grants, and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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