There’s a reason some books are called classics: they transcend time while speaking to the human experience. For a long time, I’ve recommended Jack London to high school guys looking to pick a book from a reading list. Call of the Wild has adventure, the gold rush, and a dog – in a shorter package. So, I was interested when Harrison Ford was picked for a modern remake. I liked the attention to detail in settings, I thought Ford depicted the main character well, the villain played by Dan Stevenson from Downton Abbey was forgettable – but I couldn’t get past the CGI dog. Read some more Jack London like White Fang or his short stories (my Boy Scout son reviewed London’s story, How to Start a Fire by condemning the Yukon newcomer for trying to travel without being prepared).