Our household has been a HUGE fan of Dora the Explorer for years and years and years and when we heard about Dora heading to the big screen, we knew we had the movie….well because Dora is pretty darn cool. Not to mention, our family friend was creating the opening song for the movie, so we knew this movie would be a must-watch.
So we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of Dora and the Lost City of Gold and as we walked out of the movie we decided every child should see this movie. Here is why:
As a mom I always try to teach my kid to be confident in who you are, to love who you are and never change for anyone. To be honest I think it goes in one ear and goes out the other most days but you keep repeating it so that one day your kid will believe it. While watching Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Dora is so fiercely herself no matter how much she is picked on and made fun of when she starts high school in Hollywood straight from growing up and living the rainforest/jungle life. She doesn’t fit in and doesn’t care. No amount of name-calling or even her cousin Diego begging her to give in to the Hollywood high school lifestyle a little bit..she won’t…she is the kindest, smartest and most genuine girl and won’t change it for the world
The same qualities that get her made fun of are the same qualities that save her soon to be friends for life from danger, save her parents (player by @evalongoria @mvegapena ) from the bad guys and ultimately solve the impossible mystery behind the Lost City of Gold. The final meaning of what it means to be an explorer versus a treasure seeker will change the way you see those words.
I love that this movie makes this message of always staying true to who you are no matter what so easy for kids to pick up. I also loved that this movie didn’t really have scary scary parts and was extremely wholesome throughout its entirety and was played by young actors.
My hubby was incredibly bummed to have missed this screening and will no doubt be in line this weekend to watch the movie. Dora and the Lost City of Gold is out in theaters August 9th.