"The Call of the Wild" is so close to being a great movie, but unfortunately falls below greatness. With that being said, this is still a fun and exciting movie. The classic novel, written by Jack London, is a difficult one to make as a live action movie. Stories that revolve around animals are fun to read, but making a live action movie of it presents challenges. You can train a dog, but for what needs to happen in this movie seems a bit unrealistic. You can go for extremely realistic CGI like 2019's "The Lion King," but then you lose a lot of facial emotion. So what did we get? A sometimes half-done CGI dog. Sometimes the CGI used on Buck, the main dog, looks great. However, whenever it is not a close up of his face, the CGI looks rough. He looks a bit too cartoony at times and just doesn't blend too great with the real sets and people. This is the biggest complaint I have about this movie because it was very distracting. The story is a classic though. A city dog gets taken from his comfortable life and thrown into a dog sled team in Alaska. Buck feels a deep connection to the wild and eventually runs with the wolves. It is a heart-warming story about finding who you are and finding your calling. Harrison Ford stars in this movie as the main human character and does great. It is a more relaxed performance from him, but he does a great job of giving off old prospector with a good heart vibes. This movie is fun and has some thrilling moments of action. However, there is one time where the dog sled team are trying to evade an avalanche and it is an intense scene. It feels like we are in the middle of it and all of a sudden the scene cuts to when the team is coming into town. My wife and I both thought that the team was rushing to warn the town that an avalanche was coming, but no...it was just to let them know that the mail has arrived. It just felt like the avalanche scene was not resolved completely, like there is a scene that was supposed to between the two scenes that got left on the editing room floor. There are some clear deviations from the book, but they were fairly necessary to make considering this is a PG-rated movie. I thought the changes they made were good, and did not detract from the moral of the story. Overall, I give this a 7/10.