One of the most fun, and perhaps educational films to watch in the Sunday morning movie lineup is The Call of the Wild. Each film I watch this weekend is a different journey, each one imbued with a different special character and different period of time in the American and Canadian history of this country. This movie does not present an easy approach to learn about this country's history but rather encourages the viewer to delve into it as their personal adventure.
It is hard to understand the grand scope of this film. The simple reason is because of the amount of people who have actually enjoyed this movie. If this was a movie made just for kids or someone who could not possibly comprehend the details of the plot then I would be one hundred percent satisfied with the movie. With The Call of the Wild, it was made for a whole bunch of different audiences, one for the hardcore fans, and another that are familiar with American movies in general, and could put together a more intricate plot.
From the start of the movie, you are caught up in the story of the hunting expedition of the Captains, the first unit of hunters. No two characters are ever the same. So much is happening, and in such a small amount of time that is truly what makes this movie a cult classic.
The show is about a large group of men and women who team up to take on the world. The long-term goal is to go on a hunt for all seven bears of North America, and as they do this they do so in a wilderness area, where they come into contact with wolves, cougars, bears, and others. All of these challenges and activities combine to keep the spirit of the explorers alive throughout.
That is what this show was made for, which is where the title comes from. But The Call of the Wild isn't just about the hunt, as it progresses to explore the many different emotions that are involved in such a process. You will meet the many different characters, from the soldiers to the professional and amateur hunters that are part of the expedition. You will see the personalities that make up this crew as they gather together and try to find the opportunity to go out on a wild hunt.
In the end, these are not real stories but are instead made to be made out of many, many different stories of people meeting, experiencing, and traveling to such stories. These characters and stories are the passion behind the content. The Call of the Wild was made for that type of character-driven experience.
The movie is also not a simple journey, but is a true tale, as it tells the story of the everyday people of the time. For example, you will see children working with the crew, helping to hunt and kill the animals, as well as building shelters and other items that keep them alive and supplied with food. The characters are real people, too, and although their story is just one in the cycle of human existence, the hunt itself is real can make for a good story.
If you are looking for something different in your weekend viewing, or you are looking for something to take away the weekend with, The Call of the Wild is a great movie to choose. It is an easy to watch movie that can give you the information you need to engage yourself in this particular, and many more, experiences of American life.