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While ‘The Call of the Wild’ is ultimately a weak adaptation of the novel – it may be impossible to ever adapt it faithfully – it’s still an okay family flick hampered by an over-reliance on CGI.
– Jake Watt
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I couldn’t catch The Call of the Wild when it premiered. Therefore, I didn’t remember a single thing about it when I went to watch it yesterday at an empty screening (yei). Once again, I stayed away from trailers, but a few images popped up at the time. The CGI dog didn’t look good at all. With reviews coming out and weeks passing by, I couldn’t avoid concluding that most of the negative opinions are due to the “distracting animation”. Knowing that the visuals would probably be disappointing compared with the story, I still watched it with moderate expectations.
I’m genuinely surprised by so much negative feedback. I really enjoyed it, and it’s one of my favorite films of the year, so far. Yes, it doesn’t mean much, having in mind it’s only March, and it will very likely not even receive an honorable mention by the year’s end. Nevertheless, the supposedly distracting CGI dog (Buck) didn’t bother me in the slightest. Buck might not be a perfect animated animal, but as long as people go in with the right mindset, the chances of enjoying the story are much higher.
It’s an animated dog. Accept it, move on, and everything will flow a lot easier. I believe it belongs in that “uncanny valley” category. Something weird might work well for some people, and horribly for the rest. I didn’t mind it at all, and I go as far as saying that a few moments are elevated exclusively due to the dog’s expressions. I also defend that this movie needed the CGI dog instead of a real one. It’s not an ordinary dog: Buck is stronger, bigger, taller, and he has a special wild instinct that home dogs lack.
To be clear: Buck isn’t visually perfect. Sure, there are a few scenes where the CGI becomes too overwhelming and awkward. However, it doesn’t detract from the heartfelt narrative. Buck is undoubtedly the main character. He has emotional conflicts, personal motivations, a distinct personality that changes along with his adventures, and a part of him that he needs to explore. The first half of the film is packed with action, fun, and a clear purpose. It’s extremely captivating and entertaining, even if it follows the usual, predictable storylines. Good performances from Omar Sy (Perrault) and Cara Gee (Françoise) during this portion.
The second half is when Harrison Ford’s character (John Thornton) finally comes in (he scarcely shows up until then). From now until the end, the movie employs a slower pace, focusing on Ford’s reflection about his life, and Buck’s journey to find the place where he ultimately belongs. Harrison Ford delivers such a subtle, emotional performance. I can’t remember the last time I saw Ford so committed to a role. John possesses a devastating, tragic past, and Buck is able to bring some joy and fulfillment into his life. For a dog lover like myself, it’s such a tear-inducing, genuine, heartwarming story.
The only aspect I truly dislike is, unfortunately, Dan Stevens’s character (Hal). He’s just an incredibly cliche, despicable “villain”, who doesn’t fit with the rest of the film. I love the actor, but his over-the-top display doesn’t always work, and Hal suffers a lot from his exaggerated manners and expressions. In my opinion, he could have been completely removed from the movie, and it would have been a lot better. Totally unnecessary, and lazily written subplot, to be honest. Oh, and Karen Gillan (Mercedes)? I literally just discovered she was in the film as well…
The Call of the Wild is one of those movies that suffer from bad trailers. People either skip it or go in with a pre-defined negative mindset. It proves that the best (and only) way to judge a film is to simply watch it. CGI Buck isn’t an animated work of art, sure, but he’s far from being distracting or annoying. To be honest, I feel that he elevates a lot of emotional moments. Buck is exceptionally well-written, standing out as a complex and emotionally compelling protagonist. I laughed, I cried, and I felt entertained by all of his crazy adventures. Harrison Ford delivers his best performance of the last couple of years in a slower-paced second half of the movie, after a frenetic, action-heavy first half. Dan Stevens’ character is definitely the worst aspect of the story. An unnecessary, cliche, horrible “villain” with no place in the narrative. All in all, I highly recommend giving this film a chance! Avoid its trailers, accept the fact that Buck is, indeed, an animated dog, and try to enjoy the genuinely heartfelt story at its core.
The Call of the Wild is a familiar but heartwarming adventure that’s surprisingly funny and emotional. The CG dog is great and conveys lots of emotions and the CG in general is also great, though it has moments where it dips in quality. Harrison Ford is amazing and Omar Sy gives a really good supporting performance. Chris Sanders’ direction is great and there are some thrilling set pieces. It’s well filmed, well paced and the music by John Powell is fantastic.
Good family film
I went into this not knowing anything about the movie except a friend of mine said “once you know you know” (referring to our favorite movie as kids – Balto). I did not know it was based on a book, I did not know it was going to be CGI. At first I was a bit taken aback by the CGI, but I quickly learned to love Buck, and I feel like the team did a great job with the animals in this movie. I thought they looked good and were pretty naturally animated. The story seems very mild, and I guess it has to be for a family friendly movie. After reading some comments I guess the book tells a bit of a different story so I’ll be heading over to read that now! But all in all, this was a decent watch – perhaps for a movie night with kids, or if you just want something very chill.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Family
Director Chris Sanders
Writer Michael Green (screenplay by), Jack London (based upon the novel by), Egerton Ryerson Young (source material)
Actors Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens
Country Canada, USA
Awards 1 win & 7 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS (DTS: X), Dolby Surround 7.1, Auro 11.1, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Arri Prime 65 Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate) (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (6.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision
Printed Film Format D-Cinema