Buck’s story is based on a Classic American Literature – Jack London’s legendary adventure, Call of the Wild and it will definitely give us a cinematic experience of a lifetime, with Harrison Ford as its lead. Twentieth Century Fox vividly brings to screen the story of Buck, a very huge big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is dognapped from his California home and was brought to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon in the 1890s. He became a mail delivery dog sled member and eventually the leader. He will then after be lead to discover his true place in the world and become his own master.
The team behind the film used cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film, which is fully photorealistic and emotionally authentic, I must say.
We got to watch the special screening of The Call of the Wild and I didn’t expect how much I’d enjoy it. For a non-pet lover like me, watching Buck’s story — his epic adventures and heartbreaking hardships – warmed my heart.. tugged a string in my heart. There’s really this feeling of contentment or pride when you fit in or a part of something. Funny how even Buck had that problem.
Just like Buck, there is once (or even more times) in our life, when we find ourselves lost in a path where we don’t know where we will go or what we will do. We don’t know who we are. We don’t know our place in this world. I did. I know you do too. In truth, I never knew who I am supposed to be. I just lived on to who I am now, because I believe I am called to be one, a mom. No regrets though. Who I am now may be different from whom I want to be when I was younger and who I am now didn’t achieve this overnight. I had to get lost and find the right direction and go through hard experiences to be able to find the wild in me. I’ve always been vocal of my life’s greatest fear – that Coco wouldn’t find his place in this world. One day, he may also experience terrible things, like what Buck experienced, but I know he will get through it, again like Buck, because he is strong and determined and most of all, he is loved.