Since its publication in 1903, Jack London’s classic novel The Call of the Wild has been adapted for the screen numerous times, with this latest iteration starring Harrison Ford as prospector John Thornton.
But the real star of the story is Buck, a massive Saint Bernard/Scotch Collie who is stolen from his happy suburban life in California and sold to the postal service in the harsh terrain of Canada’s Yukon. Buck is traded between various owners – and mistreated by most – before ending up in the company of Thornton, where he discovers his true calling. The magnificent locations are a sight to behold and Ford is fabulous, delivering a heartfelt and often physical performance in a film that evokes a quality of family entertainment rarely seen on the screen nowadays.
Release Date: June 3, 2020
Starring: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan
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