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From the director of Lilo and Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Croods, and based on the short adventure novel.
Interesting choice. This is very much not a family friendly feel good story.
That CGI dog falls heavily into the Uncanny Valley for me. Looking almost, but not quite, like a real dog.
It's always been a complicated story to adapt because it's told primarily from the perspective of Buck. Most expand on John Thornton's role, and seems so here with Harrison Ford in the role, even though he is mostly in the last third of the book.
I will say that it looks more compelling than the Doolittle trailer. The fact Buck is the dominant character in the trailer bodes well, and while the CG isn't perfect it does look consistently "okay." Some big sweeping shots are more obvious but the quieter scenes with Ford do take me a minute to realize it is CG.
I hope Buck in the movie dreams about the Missing Link for no apparent reason.
I agree that the CGI looks off. It would be far better if they used a real dog.
I hope they keep the bit with the complete incompetents who are Buckís owners before Thornton. It really gets across just how much damage people can do by being ignorant and selfish, even without any real malice.
I donít like the story as well as I do White Fang (which is its inverse; taken together, the two are a description of nurture overcoming nature), but itís not bad.
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