Jack London's classic novel is presented on a beautiful background in Alaska, but it is without passion, conflict or emotion between the characters. There is nothing wrong with the film; it is pleasant to watch and it is suitable for family viewing. Perhaps by design it is neutral, lacking in the tension the London novels are famous for.
Jack (Ethan Hawke) arrives in Alaska to work his father's gold claim. At the same time, White Fang loses his mother and begins a search for survival. The dog is adopted by natives, stolen by white men and forced to fight other dog. Jack saves the dog from losing one of these fights. Over time, the dog begins to trust his new owner and they become inseparable. The film leaves no lasting impression, but it's not that bad either.