James Milstead’s review published on Letterboxd:
DORA & THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (PG)
D: James Bobin
Paramount/Nickelodeon/Walden Media (Kristin Burr)
US/Australia 🇺🇸 🇦🇺 2019
W: Nicholas Stoller & Matthew Robinson [based on the television show "Dora The Explorer", created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes & Eric Weiner]
DP: Javier Aguirresarobe
Ed: Mark Everson
Mus: John Debney
Isabela Moner (Dora Marquez), Eugenio Darbez (Prof. Alejandro Gutierrez), Michael Peña (Cole Marquez), Eva Longoria (Elena Marquez), Jeff Wahlberg (Diego Marquez)
I've never seen a single moment of an episode of the Dora The Explorer television series, so it's safe to say that this film certainly isn't aimed at my demographic.
The plot follows a teenage explorer who leads a team of her friends into the jungle, where they hope to rescue her parents and uncover a secret about the Incan civilisation.
The film utilises a Latino cast, and is crammed with self-aware dialogue, but I saw this as nothing more than a politically correct box ticking exercise with some incredibly crummy production values and special effects considering it's from a large studio like Paramount.
As said above, I've never watched the show, so this really wasn't for me.