Film Preview: Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

Page Revisions:

(March 31, 2019) Original
(July 14, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#3)
(August 4, 2019) New Posters (#4-#5) / New Release Date (changed from 8/2/19)

Release Date:

August 9, 2019


From IMDb: “Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.”

Poster Rating: B- / C / C / C+ / C

Review: (#1) The design has a nice color balance and is picturesque even if there isn’t much to it. (#2) The poor job of Photoshopping this poster is expected once you see the trailer, but it seems unnecessarily noticeable here.

(#3) Modestly colorful, but looks cheap and unappealing. It’s close to being a parody of a Jumanji poster.

(#4) Not unlike most of the other designs, there’s plenty of color, but a lack of creative content. (#5) Like the prior design, this seems to be a weak attempt at a character poster with a bit less creative energy.

Trailer Rating: C+ / C-

Review: (#1) There are some cutesy moments of humor, but this whole trailer looks like an easily dismissed kiddie-fest and that’s probably all one should expect.

(#2) Trying to hew too closely to the original TV series will be a detriment to this film. A childish lack of creativity will also hurt it. While the film is obviously targeted to children, there’s nothing in this trailer that guarantees they will be interested.

Oscar Prospects:


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