"Dora and The Lost City of Gold": A Pleasant Jungle Adventure!
Today I decided to go to the AMC Tustin theater to see “Dora and The Lost City of Gold”. This is a film I reserved for free as part of the AMC Stubs A-List benefits. When I saw the first posters for a live action Dora the Explorer movie, I thought it was some kind of joke. I remember Dora the Explorer being a cartoon show on nick Jr. for preschoolers. So how do you turn a preschool show into a live action family film for all ages? It made me think that the film was going to turn out to be just an awkward train wreck. But now that I have actually seen the film for myself, what did I think? Well, right of the bat, the film is self aware of what it is, which is that it is a live action Dora the Explorer film. There was a lot of nostalgia pandering towards fans of the show who watched it as kids. But being self aware is what really delivered on the laughs. It had good messages and the main characters, Dora especially, are good role models. And unlike other jungle adventure films like