DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD movie review is here. Released today, the adventure film directed by James Bobin, is a live-action adaptation and continuation of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.’s television series Dora the Explorer. It stars Isabela Moner as the title character, with Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, and Danny Trejo in supporting roles. Does it fulfill our expectations?. Let’s find out in the movie review of DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD.
Immediate reaction when the end credit rolls
Teen Dora is undoubtedly cool.
The Story of DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.
Movie Review of DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD
She came as a s 7 years old on TV, Dora traveled the map seeking answers and solving puzzles, with the monkey Boots as her company. After years, this live-action debut, by director James Bobin brings hope. This INDIANA JONES AND RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK inspiration targeted at the teen kids here is a fun ride. Dora is a role model and here she turns more cool with unique background, colour and energy. Dora can set off metal detectors and can debate on rain foresting. She can do a surprise dance. Isabela Moner is outstanding as the teen Dora. A constant a amalgamation is displayed where the actress shifts amazingly from innocence to exuberance. Though the juvenile humour doesn,t offer much for the grown up parents, Michael Pena and Eva Longoria are niece in their jobs. Boots is funny. Apart from a pleasant family entertainer, DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD is an ode to girl power in a way that celebrates the lead character’s plucky spirit and soulful heart with a rare sense of humanity. She remains what she is and is not bogged down by any situation either in school or jungle. The movie has his share of flaws and lacks the universal sweep but like the refreshing end credits song and dance, it’s sheer fun.
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD is designed for the teens but it can make an adult shed a tear or two as well. Its colourful, energetic and nostalgic as well. Whoever reminds us of the great Indiana Jones, deserves a hug.