fbpx

The new ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ trailer chips away at the last of your childhood nostalgia

Dora
Vince Valitutti for Paramount Pictures
 
 

Monday was a surprisingly big news day, so it’s natural that the trailers and announcements aren’t really pouring in on this Tuesday. On the other hand, Paramount decided it was a great time for a new look at their family-oriented action-adventure film Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which hits screens in under a month from now. We’re not exactly very close to the source material, given that we were well on our way to adulthood by the time Dora the Explorer hit Nick Jr., but you never know: if a Pokemon movie can be good in this day and age, we guess this can do it too. And, we can totally get behind any trailer with narration that straight-up shouts at you to watch the damn movie.

Take a look, rough CGI effects and all:

Here’s a synopsis:

“Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.”

One thing that synopsis won’t tell you is that Benicio del Toro is playing Swiper the Fox, which is some astonishing casting. We’re getting straight-up Spy Kids flashbacks here, which might not be a bad thing? We’re really not sure.

Anyways, Dora and the Lost City of Gold hits theaters on August 9, which is one of the most bizarrely crowded Fridays of the year. It’ll face off against The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Kitchen, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and we know which one of these movies we’re betting on (hint: it’s the one with the spooky drawings). But you never know: nostalgia’s a hell of a drug.