White Fang movie review

A family film based on a classic, yet realistic, story on nature's wonders 

We love a rich animation with a message, and White Fang is just that, with an emphasis on the importance of respecting nature through rugged realism that’s been toned down for younger audiences.

The great American novel you will have most likely studied in school, a big cheer is in order for those looking to skip reading and watching this animated retelling instead. But will they, really?

Well, kind of, as this iteration makes a few notable changes, meaning this isn’t any shortcut. However, it’s still quite faithful to the novel, more so than Randal Kleiser’s 1991 live-action family adventure. So, it’s probably worth a watch for that alone.

The story follows a young wolf-dog pup through a series of encounters involving both other animals and humans in the Yukon Territory during the 1890s Gold Rush.

Netflix’s White Fang (yes, in cinemas) flips the “coming of age” story by following the life of the wild animal being led by three distinctly different masters, and the lessons he learns in becoming the white wolf he’s been labelled.

White Fang still tells a timeless tale that’s been revisited time and time again, and won’t disappoint kids or parents. If you need a break from all the light comedy, here it is.

A family movie based on a classic, yet realistic, novel.

There are some solid lessons to be learned.

Alexandre Espigares

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