Dora the Explorer was a staple in our home when the kids were younger. Yes, the cartoon drove me a little crazy (I mean, what new cartoon doesn’t after you have watched it a million times?) but I loved that my kiddos could hear someone on the screen speak Spanish. Not only because a part of our culture was represented but also because it would reinforce something I was trying to teach them. All that to say that given our love for Dora, we were curious to see how they would bring her to life on the big screen in the movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold was a little bit cheesy but that played into its charm. It is definitely a film that is meant to entertain the kiddos but I am just happy that it wasn’t painful to sit through. In fact, it kept my attention and I enjoyed it. Being a fan of the cartoon, I loved that they playfully and creatively incorporate certain aspects of it to honor it.

Would I watch it again? Probably not intentionally but if it happens to be on the TV, I would sit down to watch it. I would consider adding it to our DVD collection though because the kiddos did enjoy it. It is definitely appropriate for kids to watch if you don’t mind some potty talk.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is officially in theaters on August 9th!!!

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet — high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve the seemingly impossible mystery behind a lost Incan civilization.