Call of the Wild 3D (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Call of the Wild 3D
Alternately jerking the audience's tears and splashing snow in their faces, 3-D indie Call of the Wild loses focus (literally) but gets by on its good-hearted demeanor.
Although Call of the Wild would have been a dime a dozen in a previous era, right now, it's so old it feels new again.
Audience Reviews for Call of the Wild 3D
A 10 year old girl is visiting her grandfather who reads the classic novel "Call of the Wild" to her every night. They find a wounded wolf/dog, and nurse him back to good health and try to keep it but Buck is wild at heart and yearns for the wilderness. Great scenery and there is even a dog sled race. Will he stay or return to the wilderness? Watch and find out.
Cute one. I really enjoy watching these kind of movies that involve animals. This was a very good story.
While this movie definitely has a bit of roughness around the edges, it's a fun and family friendly movie that has a tender, if often told story. Some of the acting is a bit wooden, but Gade and Lloyd do very well, and it was fun to see Amy Teagarden (Friday Night Lights) and Jaleel White (Steve Urkel, Family Matters) with appearances as well.
The 3-D element was subtle, not the in your face Disneyland kind of 3-D like some movies. While it didn't really pop out in most scenes, it was definitely noticeable and beautiful in it's subtlety. I could see all future movies being this sort of "just there enough to notice" 3-D.
Overall, the wife, the kids and I really had fun with it. Don't expect the next White Fang, but it's good clean family movie that's a lot of fun in 3-D.
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