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The Call Of The Wild Receives Backlash On CGI Dog

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The Call of the Wild was released on February 14, 2020. It is based on the fiction novel by Jack London published in 1903. Basically, the story is about a dog ‘Buck’ who gets abducted from his owner’s place in California and lands in Alaska. Clearly, he has never seen snow and becoming the leader of the mail-delivery dog sled team in Alaska is a nightmare for him. In The Call of the Wild movie, Harrison Ford is playing the character of John Thornton, an old guy in the Alaskan Yukon. He meets Buck and takes him in and Buck’s life takes a beautiful turn. Thornton is in search of a treasure in the river, so the two of them set out to have an adventure of a lifetime.

The Call of the Wild receives negative reviews

This film is a production of 20th Century Studios and is predicted to be a big flop by some. Firstly, the film’s story deviated from the original book. Fans seem to be a little worried about that. However, the main issue is that the character Buck is actually CGI and not a real dog. But, what most people don’t know is that during rehearsals a rescued dog Buckley was used. In summary, the reviews say that the character buck is very cartoonish and fake.

Indeed, the use of CGI has given the dog human-like expressions, which is not sitting right with the critics. The aftermath of a Universal Studio’s production, Cats, was very similar to The Call of the Wild. Probably the reason why some new films are opting for CGI is that the film “A Dog’s Purpose” leaked footage of a scared dog was received very badly by animal rights enthusiasts.

A silver lining

Despite all the negativity about the CGI, there is a group that is applauding the movie for the initiative taken to not harm animals on set. Yes, it is the animal rights group PETA.


Have you seen The Call of the Wild yet? Do you like the CGI dog, Buck? Let us know in the comments below.

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