Movie Review: ‘The Call of the Wild’

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Last week in my “Sonic the Hedgehog” review, I lamented that the title character was a cleaned-up cartoon rather than the “realistic” CGI abomination audiences were promised that would have made the movie a classic of terrible cinema. This week, with “The Call of the Wild,” the audience does indeed get a “realistic” CGI abomination of a main character, but unlike “Sonic,” the movie surrounding the character is halfway decent. It’s no fun having a distracting, unnerving computerized animal in this one. The film, based on the classic novel by Jack London, follows a dog named Buck from his spoiled life in California to his dognapping and sale into service to his stint as a sled dog under a determined mailman, played by Omar Sy, to his role as a companion to grizzled l
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