An Alaskan Indian tribe faces sure starvation when the caribou mysteriously disappear from their homeland. Believing the legendary spirit of the White Wolf lives within a young gold prospector, the Indians turn to him and his half-wolf companion for help in the Disney sequel WHITE FANG 2--MYTH OF THE WHITE WOLF. Pagan spiritism, reincarnation and a heavy-handed, politically-correct message spoil an otherwise expertly crafted film.
An Alaskan Indian tribe faces sure starvation when the caribou mysteriously disappear from their homeland. Believing from a dream that the legendary spirit of the White Wolf lives within a young gold prospector, Henry Casey, the Indians turn to him and his half-dog, half-wolf companion for help in the Disney sequel WHITE FANG 2–MYTH OF THE WHITE WOLF. After a dream of his own, Henry agrees to help the Indians and uncovers the real story–a group of white miners, led by an impostor preacher, have blocked the normal path of the migrating caribou in order to starve the Indians and force them to leave their land, which happens to be rich in gold.
While WHITE FANG 2–MYTH OF THE WHITE WOLF is expertly crafted and pleasing to the eye, its heavy-handed message is politically clear. The white man, attempting to take the Indians’ land so he can tear open their Mother Earth and extract the gold found beneath her surface, is the source of all that is bad, and the earth was a much better place before he came along. It is only after Henry rejects his past and his own heritage and adopts the ways and beliefs of the Indians that he is able to see the truth and expose the white men. Why the spiritually-superior and morally-pure Indians were unable to uncover the evil plot is not explained. Maybe they slept through that part of the dream.
(NA, L, V, PC, Ab) Pagan worldview espousing spiritism, reincarnation, form-changing, animal & multi-god worship, & dream reality; 1 obscenity; adventure-type violence with some shooting and fighting, but not gory, bloody or gratuitous; politically correct viewpoint--evil, greedy, manipulative white men oppress and kill peaceful, spiritual, one-with-mother-earth Indians with plan to take their land for selfish profit; and, leader of the evil white oppressors masquerades as a preacher.