The Call of the Wild / 2020

Get Up Dogs / Buddy Tabor

MFW Review:

I couldn’t get past the fact that I could see that this wasn’t a real dog.
This kinda ruined my enjoyment / immersion.
And that they also took liberties with the story – the book.
4 out of 10.


Yukon, Canada (Klondike Gold Rush)
British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Santa Clarita, California, USA

More Box Office Blunders:

Wikipedia says: “As of March 15, 2020, The Call of the Wild has grossed $62.1 million in the United States and Canada, and $45.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $107.3 million. Due to its high production and marketing costs, the film will need to gross $250–275 million in order to break-even; various publications estimate it will lose the studio between $50–100 million.”

MFW: This isn’t the first time that Disney has made this identical marketing blunder. Solo: a Star Wars Movie also took a huge loss of millions of dollars from over marketing. (Ironically, Harrison Ford was the original Han Solo.)  


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6 thoughts on “The Call of the Wild / 2020”

  1. Haven’t seen any of the films, but the book was a classic even though it had a rather sad ending.

    1. London was a good and original writer. Lots of people liked his philosophy.
      The ending is sad yes. I believe more than one film version dared to change the ending.

    1. Yes Harrison was good. Always is. He was the draw, but if they just made good movie based on the book … ? Why make the movie at all? Did somebody have an inspired interpretation? For the most part – apart from CGI Buck – who is supposed to be the heart of this thing – the movie was good – and the folks I was with enjoyed it. I guess It’s just me.

  2. You “like” button is not working. Neither is anyone else’s.

    I also didn’t like that the dog isn’t a real dog. Seems to me there are enough real dogs around that they could have found the right one.

    1. Nobody’s ‘like’ button is working? Probably something I screwed up somehow?
      Marilyn, I went to that movie with 3 other people and they all liked it. But because of the artificial dog I just couldn’t get past that. Yeah, we don’t have anyone who can pull that off? Sad. But like I said, for me it has to measure up to the book somehow – and that is pretty hard.

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