Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a 2019 American fantasy-comedy adventure film directed by James Bobin. It is a live-action adaptation 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.
A live-action Dora the Explorer adaption was announced in 2017, and Moner was cast in the titular role in May 2018. The remaining cast members were hired throughout the rest of the summer and fall, and filming took place from August to December 2018 in Australia.
The film was theatrically released in the United States on August 9, 2019, by Paramount Pictures.
Why It RocksEdit
- It is considered the ultimate in adventure film parodies.
- Dora is the most adorable protagonist, as she becomes a very happy teenage tomboy.
- Both James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller decided it will be funnier to turn a preschool-oriented television program into a PG-rated comedy film.
- Unlike the Dora the Explorer TV series, this film is perfectly aimed towards pre-teens and young teens.
- Memorable characters, including Boots the Monkey, and the anti-hero Swiper the Fox.
- Great voice acting.
- Top-notch acting.
- Brilliant story.
- Several funny moments.
- For a PG-rating, it could be more adventurous, but more slapsticky than a TV series.
- The CGI-animation is very smooth for late-2010s standards.
- Tons of hilarious action.
- Boots' personality is very funny.
- The jungle settings are pure wild.
- Tons of good references, especially from the Indiana Jones franchise.
- The special effects are very realistic for the 2019 standards.
Bad Qualities Edit
- Sometimes the actors can overact.
- The twist villain cliche is used, looks like Disney films aren't the only ones using it. Stop using this boring cliche because you're not doing it right at all.
- Poor marketing that caused many people to think that it was gonna stink.