Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora and the Lost City of Gold, 6/10, is a surprisingly good film adaptation from the children’s television show. Too many times we see properties struggle with the transition from small to big screen, but Dora has defied those odds. There is a caveat to that praise however, this is still a feature length film about Dora the Explorer.

Dora (played by Isabela Moner) has to face a new challenge of making friends and living in the city like a “normal kid”. That may be easier said than done though as Dora was raised in the jungle by her explorer parents, with a literal monkey as her best friend. The challenge is only exacerbated when Dora and her friends find themselves back in the jungle and facing a life or death situation.I would be remiss to not point out that I only watched Dora for the sake of reviewing it, but overall it actually surprised me and was worth the effort. It retains the heart of the original show but raises the drama and comedy to appeal to the whole family. This is by far the best film I have seen from the summer holiday releases. With a strong set of lessons on morality, family, friendships, and being true to who you are, Dora and the lost city of gold is the perfect summer family film.

Picture: 6/10

Sound: 5/10

Narrative: 6/10

Acting: 6/10

Originality: 7/10

Entertainment (of its genre): 6/10

Overall rating….. 6/10

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