You all know my mom helps me with my blogs, right? I mean let’s face it – my paws aren’t made for keyboards. She takes photo, drives me to great locations, and watches movies with and sometimes for me since I’m not allowed in movie theaters. Hmmm. There’s a great idea for someone: dog-friendly movie theaters! Anyway…mom recently saw The Call of the Wild, starring Harrison Ford. She told me all about it, and I can’t wait to see it at home. She’s counting down the days until she can purchase the DVD.
I’m getting ahead of myself, though. The movie is based upon the short novel, The Call of the Wild, written by Jack London back in 1903. I’m not good with math, but I think that is a really long time ago. The story is set in Yukon, Canada even further back (1890s) during the Klondike Gold Rush.
The story follows a dog named Buck, and he is one big dog! I guess some folks were concerned about the computer-generated images of the dog, but mom said he was pretty real. That being said, he does take on some human qualities that us canines just couldn’t pull off. It all adds to the heart-warming story being told that shows the journey Buck takes. As mom says, sometimes you have to just enjoy a movie as it is entertainment, after all.
Buck is abducted from his cushy home in California and ends up in the wild frontier of the Yukon where he becomes a sled dog. Apparently, dogs were the mode of transportation due to the snowy conditions and rugged terrain. My daddy says I would be a good sled dog as I like to P-U-L-L. Woof! And pull Buck did.
Bucks definitely faces some tough situations and finds his way to an older man. They ultimately go on the adventure of a lifetime, saving each other in more ways than one. I won’t tell you any more because I don’t want to ruin it for you. If you can, see it on the big screen. The scenery is spectacular. I will have to settle for our TV, but I have a great imagination.
This movie doesn’t move fast, and it is ones of the things my mom loves out it. It lingers in the moments, pausing long enough to let them simmer. It doesn’t have violence or foul language, so it is great for families of all ages. Eat some popcorn for me and enjoy!