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Dora and The Lost City of Gold (2019)

Dora and The Lost City of Gold (2019)


Isabela Moner
Eugenio Derbez
Michael Peña
Eva Longoria

Directed by James Bobin

I will be honest and say I did not expect myself to like this movie at all, in fact I was so surprised when I found myself laughing hysterically while watching. This movie to me was a mix of yuckiness and comedy. The two main characters that carried the comedy in this film were Isabela Moner (Dora) and Eugenio Derbez (Alejandro).
When both characters were in the jungle in search of Dora’s parents get ready to witness some really interesting comedy been thrown at you from unexpected corners. Even when you can guess something silly was about to happen, the way the two carried it will still make you laugh.

The movies starts with the annoying yuckiness that would make you think you have made a mistake to be seeing this movie. We see young Dora and young Diego in the forest pretending to be on an adventure. Dora breaks the third wall, talks to her pet monkey boots the way she does in her animations. Things get better when she is older so just bear with the movie.
The movie’s main adventure is the search for the whereabouts of Parapata a place filled with gold and jewels. Dora’s parents want to explore the location and Dora has been helping them in deciphering clues. When her parents finally figured out where the location was, they decided to send her to stay with her cousin Diego, someone she has not seen in ten years. They feared for her safety as many are also seeking the same place, to steal, also they wanted her to experience life out of the jungle. Boots her pet monkey will not be going with Dora, but stay with her parents.

Diego now leaves in America with his family, Dora and her parents spent their child raising life in the Peruvian Jungle. Dora was visiting a city as a young adult for the first time.
She showed up to the town with her positive cheer intact, making friends and foes along the way. Her biggest challenge was her cousin Diego, who was embarrassed by her presence now that she is going to school with him.
Everything in Dora’s world changed when she stopped hearing from her parents. Fear that something bad may have happened to them, Dora was stuck in the U.S. with no hope.
During a class scavenger hunt that saw Dora, Diego and two other students all in the same group, the group got kidnapped and shipped in a crate back to Peru. There they were rescued by a man named Alejandro, who alleges to be a friend of Dora’s parents. They trusted him and with his help they set out to find Dora’s parents.

This will be a great movie to see with the family.
Even though the movie did not make much money at the box office, making more than twice the budget I believe the home video sales with bring in a huge chunk. This may trigger a second Dora adventure, or the studio will play it safe and bail out, who knows.


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