- Main Cast
- Isabela Moner
I did not expect to enjoy this movie. Loved this one a lot fun for all ages.
If you want to de-stress, this movie is perfect for you!
I'm a fan of Dora since childhood because even my nephew and nieces always wanted watching it hehehe well Ever since I've heard Isabela Moner takes on the lead and I saw her at Mark Wahlberg movies INSTANT FAMILY & TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT
Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a live-action film based on the Nickelodeon animation series Dora the Explorer. This live-action film is directed by James Bobin, the director of Muppets Most Wanted and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Dora (Isabela Moner) has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents. Now that Dora is going to high school for the first time, she has to get used to this different way of life. When her parents are suddenly missing, Dora has to go on an adventure with famous friends and some of her new classmates to discover what happened to her parents. For this they have to solve the mystery behind the lost city of gold.
This is an entertaining film for children who are familiar with the animation version of Dora the Explorer and for parents who have seen this animation together with their children. The film is more fun for children, because the story can come across as somewhat predictable or obvious thanks to the simple elaboration for adult viewers. The film looks a bit like a children's version of an Indiana Jones or Tom Raider film. Animation fans can also see or hear certain hints and references in this film that refer to the animation series. For people who are not so or not at all familiar with the Dora animation series, it may take some getting used to understanding how the fictional world of film works.
The effects of the film are also more at the child level, because adult viewers can see earlier where CGI or a green screen is used in the film. Some CGI characters such as Boots Dora her friendly monkey or Zwieber the stealing fox don't seem credible to adult viewers. For children who are fans of the animation and who are familiar with these characters, it is nice to see them again in the film.
Isabela Moner appears good and credible in this film as Dora. She looks a lot like a live-action version of Dora because of the clothes and her appearance. With her acting work she carries the film for the young viewers. She also knows how to fill the film with her actions and reaction in the film. For older viewers, Michael Peña manages to provide some comical moments, but because his character goes missing, he soon disappears from the film. For example, as an older viewer you have to watch a film that is mainly filled with humor and a story for younger viewers.