MOVIE REVIEW | “The Call of the Wild”

10unnamed11By Bob Palmer

Movies and literature have given us three great dog stories: “Old Yeller,” “The Art of Racing in the Rain” and “Call of the Wild.”

If you don’t cry at the end of “Old Yeller,” you are not from Texas. If you don’t cry at the end of “Racing,” you missed an important life lesson somewhere along the way. If “Wild” does not get you at least a little bit misty-eyed, you probably like cats, anyway.

If you love dogs, you will love “Call of the Wild.” If you don’t love dogs, you will probably be snoring like the fellow in the row behind me. Like the classic Jack London book, “Wild” requires patience.

The story is told mainly through narration by Harrison Ford who also plays John Thornton, the recluse who fled to the Yukon following the death of his young… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).

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