Atom User Reviews for Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Absolutely hilarious for adults who grew up with Dora. Movie is sure to poke fun at source material and create its own jokes along the way. Actors were good. Cinematography was ok. All in all a fun and humorous movie.
Watch another movie.
So fun! Saw it twice this weekend. Original family fun. Something for kids and adults!
Anyone who is remotely familiar with the Dora the Explorer show will recognize the somewhat self-deprecating humor that ends up making the movie more endearing than the show. It’s funny, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. And although there were a few moments when it felt like they were trying too hard with that humor, I enjoyed it. I hope many will, because it’s a lot of this feel-good humor that the world (the U.S., specifically) needs right now.
Even though it suffers from tonal and narrative inconsistencies, Dora and the Lost City of Gold deserves just enough praise for working as a gateway action/adventure exotic exploration movie for kids to eventually get into Indiana Jones, while sporting a central performance that’s effortlessly charming and instantly lovable enough to almost carry the entire project.
Not very funny and never especially touching, this Dora feels dispiritingly perfunctory — a two-hour babysitting tool that leaves little impression.
In essence, every dramatic goal is achieved far too easily, every opponent is ultimately made of straw. The characters are never truly challenged, as if the filmmakers are afraid that any credible peril might prove too frightening for some little kid.