First of all for those wondering. No dogs die in this movie, in fact, none show any real damage that an ace bandage won’t fix. The acting is very good and there isn’t a lot of dialogs. That rings true as the real stars are the dogs. Togo the canine actor looks very much like the original and his performance in the movie was sensational.
I would say this movie is at least 98% true to the book, “The Cruelest Miles.” The ending is not exactly like the book but well played just the same. The cinematography is well done and the scenery is very beautiful and breathtaking.
The storyline is well done, not only historical but filled with drama about the situations the characters found themselves in. And how they answered the call to save the children of Nome. Not much credit is given to the other mushers of the relay teams but I think that is fine. Togo was shorted throughout history for his part. Seppala and his dogs with Togo in lead ran the longest distance of any team and crossed Norton Sound not only once but twice.
It’s an awesome movie for all ages! For me, the lump in my throat watching this came from the connection between Sepp and Togo. I know what that connection feels like, and I’m sure you do too. You might not save a town, but the connection between humans and our dogs are undeniable, whether you have a Yorkie or a Husky.
That’s a love that you cannot describe or ever forget.
Well done Disney!