MOVIE REVIEW: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

OWLconnected reader Olivia, 13, gives us the lowdown on this live-action take on the classic children's series



Today is a day that confirms a universal truth... Everyone grows up. Even cartoons!

Then... (Nickelodeon)

That's because theatres across the country are now showing a brand new film: Dora and the Lost City of Gold. After guiding us through our childhoods as a wise-beyond-her-years seven-year-old, Dora has become the kind of teen that we always thought she'd become: kind, curious, brave, and endlessly optimistic. And of course she's got a nose for adventure!

dora and the lost city of gold

...and now! (Vince Valutti/© 2018 Paramount Players, a Division of Paramount Pictures)

So what is it like to watch this beloved cartoon icon as a live-action girl? And are she and Boots still best buddies? Is Swiper still swiping? We sent OWLconnected reader Olivia, 13, to a preview screening to find out!

Olivia explores Dora!

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Boots is back! (Vince Valutti/© 2018 Paramount Players, a Division of Paramount Pictures)

"In the new movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Dora is a teenager in high school. She is living with her cousin Diego and his family in the city. Meanwhile Dora’s parents are in the jungle looking for the Lost City of Gold (Parapata), making sure to call Dora every day. But suddenly, their calls end. Then, on a field trip to the museum, Dora and her friends are kidnapped and taken to the jungle. Will Dora and her friends find her parents and the Lost City of Gold and get to go home? Find out by watching the movie!

dora and the lost city of gold

Eugenio Derbez, Nicholas Coombe, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Madeleine Madden, and Isabela Moner all star in this new Dora adventure. (Vince Valutti/© 2018 Paramount Players, a Division of Paramount Pictures)

I think the movie was really well done. It was very funny and made lighthearted fun of the cartoon (Dora the Explorer). Isabela Moner, the actress who plays Dora, did a really good job. She captured Dora’s essence really well. She’s so positive to the point where it’s almost (but not quite!) annoying. Even the original cartoon characters made an appearance."

Thanks, Olivia. It's sounds like a fun film!

So what do you all think? Are you ready for some exploring? Watch the trailer below...


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