The great Jack London has frustrated filmmakers for years. His stories and novels are visual and exciting, but rarely translate into good movies.
Of course, one reason for this is that his two most famous novels, Call of the Wild and White Fang, are about dogs, not people. And, with the obvious difficulty of cinematically recreating London's respectful anthropomorphism, filmmakers tend to change the stories to make them about people who
have dogs. Which ruins the whole point, as this second American remake of WHITE FANG, following earlier versions in 1925 and 1936, shows.
Jack (Ethan Hawke) is a young gold miner's son who heads to Alaska foll...