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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

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I haven't seen the film, so I guess I should avoid this sort of clickbait engagement, but...she gets "high" and "sings about pooping"? Really?

https://letterboxd.com/kurstboy/film/dora-and-the-lost-city-of-gold/

 

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Even with that review, I'm still not tempted to see this movie.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Yeah, the "drug" scene was weird.

Demographically, this film is in a very strange place. The original cartoon is aimed at preschoolers, but the film clearly has to aim higher than that... but not *too* high, age-wise. So it's one of those films about high-school students that were clearly made for kids who haven't started high school yet... which means my 13-year-old daughter is, in some ways, the perfect target audience for this film: she was curious to see just what the filmmakers had done to this character that she used to watch, years ago.

Me, I liked some of the meta riffing on the Dora franchise, but I got bored during the final half-hour, when the film became just another Indiana Jones rip-off. (And I've already shown my kids three of the Indiana Jones films, so they're familiar with *those* reference points.)


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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