Jack London's 'The Call of the Wild' (1997)
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as John Thornton
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The movie, Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon upset me in numerous ways. It seemed to faintly shadow this great and timeless novel! Many simple to fix mistakes were also incorperated into this horrid attempt at succeeding the novel!! For instance, when John Thorton was betting at the saloon, he bet Buck could pull 800lbs when the novel said 1000! Is that really that hard to say?! Besides that, the music was simply dreadful! They were playing romance music in the (suppose to be) action packed fight between Buck and Spitz. Also, the movie never gave any forshadowing, when the book was filled with it! It just seemed to chop from one scene to another, with absolutely no flow in between. Besides, since when was Buck some huge, blundering fluffy dog when he's suppose to be fierce! He looked like he had just came back from the salon in every scene, even when he was suppose to be near dead from starvation! If their narrator wasnt their, this movie would be a total waste of time. What I am trying to say, is that if you've read this classic tale, dont watch the movie, it will upset you too much.
didn't keep perfectly with the book (Hallmark channel budget) but it is a fairly good adaption, if not lacking a bit in character development
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