The official trailer for Dora the Explorer‘s live-action film adaption – Dora and the Lost City of Gold – has been released and, well, it’s certainly a mood.
Judging from the trailer, the film will depict a ‘jungle to high school… back to jungle’ narrative, in which Dora, played by Isabela Moner, will initially have to acclimatise to the trials and tribulations of American high school, before heading back to the jungle to save her parents, her school mates and to solve a mystery regarding a lost city of gold. That was a mouthful.
There are already some profound phrases for the pre-teen, such as “Just be cool, Dora” and “Dora, this isn’t the jungle – it’s high school. It’s life or death.” Empowering stuff.
But in all seriousness, watching this trailer has given many of us more questions than it has answers (ie. what’s going on?) and the comments are littered with expectations about the film that it just may not be able to reach.
“If the blue cursor isn’t in this movie,” one comment says, for example, “it’ll get a one star from me.”
“Can’t wait to scream “Swiper no swiping!” in the middle of the cinema…” writes another. This is very true, by the way – if Swiper isn’t in the film, I’m throwing hands.
The film, however, does employs a rather stellar line-up of celebs, featuring the likes of Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez and Michael Peña.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold is expected to hit cinemas August 2. We’ll wait with bated breath until then. And remember Dora: just be cool.