Togo movie review: An exhilarating and uplifting adventure

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Adrien Dorval, Catherine McGregor, Jamie McShane, Madeline Wickins, Michael Gaston, Michael Greyeyes, Michael McElhatton, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Nive Nielsen, Richard Dormer, Shaun Benson.

Directed by: Ericson Core

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Rating: 8/10

From Disney+ and barely two weeks old, the film Togo is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925. It takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo.

Thumbs up:

With all the blockbusters being constantly cranked out for our consumption, it’s great to come across a heartwarming story so expertly told. Once you realise this is a true story, it’s even more amazing. The screenplay writer Tom Flynn gave us a straightforward plot, simple but amazing scenario that has made this movie so suspenseful and thrilling, at the same time. The story, acting, dialogue, music, cinematography were all incredible. Disney Plus is clearly trying to release good quality content on their streaming service

Thumbs down:

The only problem is that Togo is still a Disney movie and it would be very un-Disney-like to make an original film about heroic dogs where the dogs either die or fail to be heroic. However, what this movie lacks in tension, it makes up for in having Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project and Pixar’s Finding Nemo).

Verdict:

Togo is the perfect film to watch with families.


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