Call of the Wild, starring Harrison Ford and a CGI dog...

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  1. Omegashark18

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    The latest iteration of this story. But this time the dog is CG...

     
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    Why?
     
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    What are dog actors going to do now?
     
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    All I know is that my brother is a big fan of the book. I think the trailer makes it look a bit half-assed. Why is the dog CGI? They’ve been training dogs for these sorts of movies for like 40 years. It’s kinda weird that you can say Snow Dogs with Cuba Gooding Jr put in more effort with its animals. My brother also said it’s not even the right kind of dog from the book either. We did agree on one thing though, we will probably both end up watching this because of Harrison Ford
     
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    Wow.
     
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    Because in this one, the dog talks.
     
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    It's too dumb not to be true.
     
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    Ooh, the CGI is pretty bad. But Harrison ford and a classic I didn’t think I’d see an adaptation of anytime soon? I’ll maybe give it a shot.
     
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    This CGI dog showed more emotion in this 1:54 minute trailer, than the entire cast of the Lion King showed in 2 hours.
     
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    Well I mean, we don't really need a dog to do those stunts and avoid any possible injuries that might come from it. If they decided to do dog actor AND cgi for action sequences, then it just becomes expensive.

    I can see why they just went with cgi, it also looks like they wanted the dog to more expressive as well.

    Also, the breed shown is correct.
     
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    Buck is a St. Bernard shepherd mix.
     
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    Harrison Ford playing a grumpy old man? That's a stretch..
     
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    Chewbacca looks different.
     
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    So... why the casting choices?
    Was a CG James Dean unavailable to star along side the CG dog?
     
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    Well yes, he's filming that Viet Nam movie right now.
     
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    CGI dog looks like a CGI dog.
     
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    Well, I'm not going to criticize another attempt to adapt some classic literature. At the very least, it will be a handy film for a JR High English teacher to fill a couple days.
     
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    What in the actual fuck. Damn they need to take it easy on the special effects. That is over fucking done to high heaven.
     
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    For some reason I misread that as starring Harrison Ford as the CGI dog and I was like, kay. So this is a Kevin Bacon as Balto thing?

    @Rusty24 Its been a while since I've read it, but I do recall Buck being a partbred. St. Bernard and something else. They couldn't get him unless they delayed the movie by breeding, raising and training a dog with that mix anyway.

    @Prime Red Talking animal movies don't neccesarily hafta be bad or dumb.

    Good examples:
    Black Beauty
    Homeward Bound
    Aslan in the original The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    In this case though with CGI dogs yes. I can understand having a cgi animal that would be rare or impossible or too dangerous to work with, but not a dog.

    At any rate I'll pass. I love the book, but not even the original Call of the Wild film was good. If I want epic, harsh movies set in the olden gold rush days of Alaska, I'll do better with White Fang, Iron Will and the first two Baltos.
     
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    Almost 15 years ago, the same very studio that brought us "The Lion King" with zombies, once brought us a very different, more lively, lion. Who shared the silver screen with loads of other animals, and mystical creatures who looked, felt, and moved like one would expect them to be, if they were real. Oh, and they emoted up a storm too.



    I don't think the CGI here looks as bad as everyone else does, but oh, have CGI animals gone downhill ever since Aslan.
     
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    Dog being CGI or not, I won't be able to watch it. The second that pup (or any animal) gets hurt, is in peril, etc. I'm fucked. That stuff gets me every time - always has. I'm sure it'll be a sweet movie, though.

    Anyhoo, here's the poster for those who care...

    call_of_the_wild_xlg.jpg
     
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