Starring: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Danny Trejo, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Temuera Morrison, Adriana Barraza, Pia Miller, Madeleine Madden, Q’orianka Kilcher
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Family adventure directed by James Bobin, and is an adaptation and continuation of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer. The story follows, Dora (Isabela Moner), a teenage explorer, who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents. However, nothing could prepare Dora for the most dangerous adventure ever, High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), her cousin, Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind the lost city of gold.
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Best Quotes (Total Quotes:68)
Young Diego: Tío, what is Parapata?
Cole: Parapata is a great Inca legend. An ancient city, now lost in time.
Elena: Explorers for hundreds of years have been searching for it in vain. And, well, ever since we moved here to the jungle, we’ve been trying to find it.
Young Diego: Is there gold there?
Cole: Stories say there is more gold there than the rest of the world combined.
Young Dora: So when we find it, do we get to keep the gold?
Elena: No, no. Nobody keeps the gold. We want to document Parapata for archeological purposes.
Cole: See, we’re explorers, we’re not treasure hunters. And as explorers, well, then the discovery of new places, that’s the treasure.
Young Dora: What?
Young Diego: I don’t get it.
Elena: Okay, Cole, honey, they’re six. Uh, treasure hunting bad, exploring good.
Young Dora: Oh.
Young Diego: Okay.
Cole: I just said that!
Elena: Not really.
[as she’s exploring in the jungle with Boots]
Dora: Ooh, look! Golden poison frog. Its skin is lethally toxic and can cause full-body paralysis.
[looking into the camera]
Dora: Can you say, “Severe neurotoxicity”?
[then she carries on with her adventure]
Dora: Bye, deadly frog. Have a nice day.
Dora: If you just believe in yourself, anything is possible.
Dora: This is the missing piece. We found Parapata! Wait, why aren’t you guys more excited?
Dora: You guys figured it out, didn’t you?
Dora: You know where Parapata is.
[referring to their map]
Dora: You red-tacked it.
Cole: We did?
Dora: We never use the red tack. You know where it is!
Cole: We should have waited on the red tack.
Elena: Definitely. Definitely bad call.
Cole: Okay, we did figure it out.
Cole: The Inca reached an area in Peru that nobody thought was possible. And that’s where your mother and I are going to find Parapata.
Dora: And me.
Elena: I’m sorry, sweetie, you’re just not ready, and you proved that to us today.
Cole: Honey, you do know the jungle. It’s a part of you. But you’re all alone out there.
Dora: And why is that a bad thing?
Cole: Because we won’t always be there to pull you up. Go to the city. Make friends.
Dora: But I don’t want to go to the city. I won’t know anyone there.
Cole: You’ll know your family.
Elena: Yeah, you used to be so close to Diego. I’ll bet he’s missed you too. The point is, I think it would be good for you to be in the world around kids your own age. It might help.
Dora: Help what?
Elena: Honey, you’re wearing a boa around your neck.
Dora: I know. It’s a boa, as a boa.
Cole: That’s funny.
[Elena looks disapprovingly at Cole]
Cole: [to Dora] Put the boa down.
Cole: We’re going to have a talk.
Elena: About the dangers of the big city.
Cole: See, you’re going to be invited to some parties. And some of these parties, they’re called raves.
Elena: The people there are called ravers.
Cole: Yeah, and they love glow sticks, and candy necklaces, and Hacky Sacks. The music, it sounds like this.
[starts doing a dance beat]
Elena: Yeah, it’s very aggressive. Very aggressive.
[Cole continues doing the dance beat]
Cole: Well, be careful. That’s what we want to say. I should’ve just said that.
Elena: I think it would’ve been easier.
Elena: Honey, here’s your satellite phone. Call us anytime. And you can track our coordinates on your map.
Dora: But it’s not the same. I’m an explorer, like you.
Elena: Oh, honey, you have the whole world to explore. Go see it. Make friends. That’s real exploring.
Dora: But I don’t know how.
Elena: Yes, you do. Just be yourself, Dora. Okay?
[meeting Diego and his parents at the airport]
Dora: Wow! You’re so skinny and tall. Like a palmito tree. You don’t even look like you.
Diego: Um, thank you?
Dora: We’re going to have so much fun!
Diego: You are way more energetic than I remember.
Dora: Let’s go!
[as they are about to get onto the school bus]
Diego: Hold on. Do you mind?
[he takes off Dora’s hair band and messes her hair a little]
Diego: Just take that off. Do a little of that.
Dora: Is this to fit in with the indigenous people?
Diego: I just want you to have a good first day. And if I don’t talk to you, don’t take it personal, okay? We’re all just trying to survive high school. It’s a horrible nightmare.
[to herself as she steps off the school bus]
Dora: Just be yourself.
Sammy: Save the rain forest. Cupcakes for charity.
Dora: What happened to the rain forest?
Sammy: It’s being destroyed.
Dora: Oh, no! Which one? Daintree? Yasuni? El Yunque? Hoh? Tongass? Kakum?
Sammy: Uh, all of them?
Dora: Ranching and agriculture are some of the greatest threats facing the Amazon today. But I believe that with focused conservation, and plant-based diets, we can help the rain forest thrive again.
Sammy: Who are you? Why are you smart? And what are you doing in my school?
Dora: Dora. Home-schooled by professors. Parents misjudged me as irresponsible and lacking in socialization.
[smiles and offers Dora a cupcake]
Sammy: Have a cupcake on the house.
Dora: Thank you!
Sammy: Have a great day.
Dora: You too. Bye!
[after meeting Sammy]
Dora: She seems nice.
Diego: She’s not. That’s Sammy Moore. She’s an honor roll student, tri-varsity athlete, and class president.
Dora: Oh, so she must be very admired by her peers.
Diego: What, her? No way. Everyone hates her. She’s literally like the worst person on Earth.
English Teacher: Where did you transfer from, Dora?
Dora: The jungle.
[after Dora’s educated response to their teacher’s question]
Sammy: I’m not sure I made myself clear earlier, but if you’re going to take a shot at the queen, you better not miss. There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal.
Dora: A lot of things are more dangerous than a wounded animal. A healthy one, for a start.
Sammy: Stop! Just stop. I’m watching you.
[as she steps down to get off the bus, the bus door closes on her backpack and starts to drive off with Dora attached to the door]
Dora: Uh, excuse me. Um, I’m kind of stuck!
[after Dora attends the school dance where everyone is dressed up as the sun]
Dora: Diego, wait! At least I got people dancing and clapping.
Diego: They were mocking you. They were laughing at you and me! You’ve been here for weeks. How do you not see that?
Dora: I see it. I’m not stupid. But I have to be myself. That’s all I know how to do.
Diego: Well, just stop doing it. For like one day just stop being you, and just be normal.
Dora: Diego, we used to be so close. Why are things so different now?
Diego: Because, Dora, this isn’t the jungle, where you can just do whatever you want and just be best friends with a monkey. This is high school. It’s life or death. And it was hard enough already without having to take care of the class weirdo.
[after Dora’s fight with Diego, Dora is crying in her room]
Abuelita Valerie: Sometimes we all need to hide. No?
Dora: I guess, I never felt lonely when I was by myself in the jungle. But now that I’m surrounded by kids, I feel alone all the time.
Dora: Am I a weirdo?
Abuelita Valerie: Mm, no more than the rest of us.
Dora: That’s not a no.
[to the students]
Field Trip Teacher: Okay, here’s the scavenger hunt list. You know the drill. Team up in groups of four, and go get some photos. Oh, and if anybody needs me, I’ll be in the cafeteria, questioning my life choices.
[after all the other students have grouped into fours and the only ones left are Dora, Diego, Sammy and Randy]
Sammy: You’ve got to be kidding me.
Diego: Of course this is happening.
Sammy: There’s something really icy happening between you two. Was it the Disco Dorka dance?
Dora: Well, I’m glad you brought it up…
Sammy: I’m just kidding, I don’t actually care.
[reading from their field trip instructions]
Sammy: Okay. “Find something that’s more than a thousand years old. Oldest relic gets two extra points.” Come on!
Diego: Oh, my gosh. Could you be any bossier?
Sammy: Excuse me? Bossier. Really?
Sammy: What’s next? Shrill? Or am I being too difficult for you? You left that out of your Misogyny one-o-one class.
Sammy: What? Do you have something to say?
Randy: I’m just so scared right now.
[as they are going on their scavenger hunt]
Sammy: This best not be some wild goose chase.
Dora: I sure hope it is. I love chasing wild geese. Until you catch one. Then it is not fun. A caught goose is just the meanest!
[Dora and the gang have been kidnapped by Powell and his mercenaries]
Powell: Sleep tight, Dora. And when you wake up, you will help us find your parents, and then, Parapata.
[after waking up in a box after being kidnapped by Powell and his mercenaries]
Randy: What’s happening? Where are we?
[looking through one of the cracks in the box]
Dora: I think we’re being unloaded from a plane.
Sammy: We’re not on a plane. We can’t…
[looks through one of cracks in the box]
Sammy: Oh, my God, we’re on a plane! Oh, we’ve left the country without ID. We need to alert the US consulate!
Diego: We got to get out of here.
[Dora pulls out a knife]
Sammy: Oh, look, Dora brought a knife on the field trip, everybody.
[opens the lid of the box they’ve been kidnapped in]
Alejandro: Dora! It is you!
Dora: Who are you?
Alejandro: I’m a friend of your parents. I’m rescuing you, Dora! Come with me if you want to live!
[he suddenly falls backwards]
Sammy: Where did he go?
Randy: Did he die?
[Alejandro opens the box lid again]
Alejandro: I’m okay! I’m okay. I need your help. But we have to run. Now!
[after helping Dora and her friends escape from the mercenaries]
Alejandro: Are you kids okay?
Randy: Not really.
Sammy: “Not really?” Understatement of the century. I was just kidnapped, and chased by bad guys! And a fox, with a mask! Everyone saw that, right? Like, why does that fox need to remain anonymous? Who is going to recognize one specific fox?
Dora: How did you know my name?
Alejandro: You were an infant the last time I saw you. My name is Alejandro Gutierrez. I’m a professor of ancient languages at San Marcos University in Lima, Peru. Your parents and I were in constant contact during their time here. Then two weeks ago, your parents calls stopped. Since then, silencio.
Sammy: That means silence.
Randy: Yeah. I got that one.
Alejandro: Your father sent me this just a week before, in case I could help.
Dora: Ah, Papi’s journal!
Alejandro: So I came here to make sure they were okay. Tracked them this far. I’ve been staking it out, hoping for a sign from them. And then I saw you poke your head out of that crate and I said to myself, “Dora! Dora the kidnapped teenager!”
Dora: But how did you recognize me?
Alejandro: Well, you look sort of exactly the same. But I’m afraid I have no idea where to find your parents.
Dora: Don’t worry. I can track my parents in the jungle. Let’s go!
[as they are about to set off to find Dora’s parents]
Sammy: Or we could call the local police, and have them come rescue us with like a SWAT team.
Randy: Hm. Yeah, that sounds like another solid option.
Alejandro: Of course!
[mockingly imitates making a call]
Alejandro: “Hello? 911? Can you please come and get us? We’re at the corner of Rain and Forest.”
Sammy: Okay, I get it! I just want to go home!
Randy: We’re going to die out here. Look around you. This is the kind of place where people die.
Dora: I mean, in a way, every place is the kind of place where people die.
Sammy: Okay, well, that’s a bummer notion.
Alejandro: Guys, guys. Listen, finding Dora’s parents is our best chance of getting home.
Diego: My aunt and uncle will know what to do. Dora’s my cousin, I can’t just let her go off with some strange and anxious man we just met.
Alejandro: Thank you, Diego. Now let’s go find Dora’s parents.
[as they are about to set off on foot in the jungle]
Dora: You all have nothing to worry about. The jungle is perfectly safe! Just don’t touch anything, or breathe too deeply.
Alejandro: You have nothing to worry about. I promise. I mean, there’s no need to overreact.
[just then his face gets caught in some spider web and he screams in terror]
Alejandro: Get it off! Get it off! Get it off!
[as he turns, he smacks his head on a tree branch, falls backwards, then gets up]
Alejandro: And that was just an example of the dangers of overreacting.
[as they run into Boots on their trail in the jungle]
Dora: Boots! Oh!
[Dora hugs Boots]
Dora: Oh, Boots, I’m so happy to see you!
Sammy: She knows this monkey? Of course she knows this monkey.
Sammy: Uh, may we stop for a moment? I need to do a thing.
Sammy: Just a thing.
Diego: What thing?
Dora: I know what this is. You have to poo.
Sammy: No. That isn’t it.
Sammy: Of course I have to poo! I haven’t pooed in forty-eight hours! I’m sweating, and every step is agony! Well, don’t look at me cover your ears!
Diego: Probably should’ve said “cover your ears” before you said “poo” like forty-seven times.
Dora: There’s no need to be afraid. I have an idea. Let’s turn this into a song.
Sammy: Let’s not.
[as Dora is trying to find somewhere in the Jungle for Sammy to poop]
Sammy: You know what? I think it’s passed. Why don’t we just go back to the group, and we can just…
[Boots points to where Sammy can go, and Dora gets out her shovel]
Sammy: Seriously? You had that in your backpack too?
Dora: A poo shovel.
[as she’s about to leave Sammy to poop in the jungle]
Dora: I believe in you, Sammy. I believe that you can do this. Also, medically, you have to do this. Okay, bye!
[as they are being hit at by arrows and are hiding in a tree branch]
Randy: I’m hit! They hit me! I’m bleeding out! I’m losing life force!
Diego: Oh, no, no, no! No. It’s a juice box. It’s just a juice box.
[as they hide in a tree branch]
Alejandro: I think we’re safe.
[as an arrow is shot, it hits the top of tree branch they’re hiding in, which starts rolling down the hill]
Alejandro: Not safe! Not safe! Not safe!
Alejandro: Guys, I can’t say for sure, because I’m fairly confident I just sustained a serious brain injury, but I do believe we may have just met Los Guardianes Perdidos. The Lost Guardians.
Dora: Hey, you okay?
Sammy: Okay? Okay? No, I’m not okay, okay? I want to go home! I want to be staring at my phone, in an ice-cold room, drinking a frozen coffee beverage! And I know that makes me sound real basic, but that is what I want! Oh, and by the way, the poo song lied. Yeah, it was totally dangerous, arrows rained down on me. I hate it here!
[she turns to storm off but stops ad turns]
Sammy: And I can’t even storm off because this jungle will eat me!
Dora: Maybe a song will help.
Dora: It’s okay To freak out sometimes. It’s really okay…
Sammy: No more songs!
[Dora looks slightly hurt]
[after being yelled at by Sammy Diego finds Dora sitting by herself]
Dora: Are you here to yell at me too?
Diego: No. Actually, I’m here to avoid getting yelled at.
Dora: It’s scary to be responsible for other people. It’s easier when you’re alone.
Diego: Is it?
[referring to Sammy]
Diego: Look, I know she can be like a real pain in the butt sometimes, but she’s not all bad, I guess.
Dora: [laughing] You have an attraction for her.
Diego: What? No. No, I definitely never said that.
Dora: You know, a life-threatening situation can often accelerate the mating process in many species!
Diego: Okay, no. Just slow your roll. And please don’t ever say the word “mating” again. Ever.
Dora: Mm. Mm-hmm.
Diego: Let’s just get out of here.
[as they walk they hear a fart noise]
Randy: Ew, my feet.
Sammy: Why does the ground feel like chocolate pudding?
[referring to the fart noise as he moves his feet]
Randy: Excuse me.
[they all start laughing at the farting noises]
Alejandro: Wait, wait, wait! I ate a lot of frijoles and chimichangas.
[as he lifts his foot, the ground makes a fart noise, everyone laughs]
Alejandro: I ate chile con carne.
[another fart noise as he lifs his foot]
Alejandro: I ate mucho pozole.
Randy: Wait. Anyone else notice the walls are getting higher?
Diego: You got to be kidding me!
Randy: Quicksand really exists? I thought it was just a video game thing. Like Pitfall! It’s a classic.
Alejandro: How do we get out of this stuff?
Dora: Okay, rule number one of quicksand, don’t panic. You’ll only get sucked in further. Lie down flat on your back. You have to distribute your weight.
Sammy: Okay. Alright.
[they all start leaning back onto the quicksand]
Alejandro: No, no, no. I’m not doing that.
Diego: Yeah. No, this feels super wrong.
Dora: Now make little movements with your legs to make space for the water to get between the sand. And once your legs are free, simply backstroke out of the quicksand.
Alejandro: Oh, give me a break. We’re going to die in here.
Randy: Look, look! It’s working! It’s working!
[they start to get themselves out of the quicksand]
[after getting free of the quicksand]
Alejandro: I’m alive! I’m alive!
[he starts sobbing]
Alejandro: I thought I was going to die. I thought I was going to die.
Randy: It’s so awkward when adults cry. You just don’t know where to look.
Alejandro: And I was stupid! And then a scorpion went mating on my head.
Alejandro: I’m so sorry. My whole life is a lie. I’m a fraud.
Dora: No! No.
Dora: Everyone thinks that sometimes, Alejandro.
Alejandro: I’m a bad guy.
Alejandro: Oh, yes, I am. Yes.
Dora: No. No!
Alejandro: I’m a bad guy!
Dora: No, you are not a bad guy. No one is, deep down inside.
Alejandro: Thank you, Dora.
[as Diego and Dora are leaving the rest of the group to be taken home by the old woman]
Sammy: I hope you don’t die or anything.
Diego: You too.
[he extends his hand, but Sammy hugs him instead; referring to Dora]
Sammy: Is she staring at us?
Sammy: Okay, time to go.
[as Dora, Diego and Alejandro are hallucinating and see themselves in cartoon form]
Map: Hi, Dora!
Dora: Hi, there, Map! Oh, I thought I lost you.
Map: You can never lose me. I’m always with you!
[in cartoon form]
Backpack: Hi, Dora.
Backpack: My mouth is a zipper!
Diego: You know, Dora, I never forgot about the jungle. And you, you were my best friend, and my first friend. I’m glad I’m here with you, Dora. I mean, this is our next adventure,
Dora: Our next adventure, primo.
[he embraces Dora as they both laugh]
[after they fall through the ground and end up in an aqueduct]
Diego: Okay, if this is an aqueduct, we just need to somehow open the sluice gate.
Sammy: How do you know so much about aqueducts?
Diego: We learned about them last year in history class. You were there. It was the week you wore a lot of red and pink.
Diego: I look at you a lot, okay? We just need to find the sluice gate! Where is the sluice gate?
Sammy: Please stop saying sluice gate.
[Diego ducks underwater and comes back up]
Diego: That must be the mechanism that controls the sluice gate.
[Sammy rolls her eyes]
Diego: That’s what it’s called, okay? We have bigger thing to deal with right now!
[after finding Dora’s parents]
Dora: You lied to me.
Alejandro: No, no, no, no, no. No, I outwitted you.
Cole: That’s the same thing.
Alejandro: As I have outwitted every adversary that came before you.
Alejandro: Who would have believed that my greatest achievement, the final act in a prosperous treasure hunting career, would find me squaring off against a socially inept jungle nerd…
Cole: Hey, hey, hey!
Alejandro: …and three high school losers.
Cole: I don’t know them, so whatever.
[after Alejandro and the mercenaries have captured them to find Parapata]
Alejandro: Can you all shut up back there?
Alejandro: I’ve had to listen to your mindless positivity for three days! Your relentless good-natured spirit is a holy nightmare! So just shut up! Shut up!
Elena: I’m so sorry about that.
Alejandro: Shut up! No more talking. And definitely no more singing!
[after Dora knocks out Viper with her yo-yo]
Powell: Viper! What’s going on back there?
[Powell sees Dora running off and takes out his gun]
Alejandro: Put that down. What happened?
Powell: Viper got yo-yoed.
[referring to Alejandro]
Dora: He’s going to kill them, isn’t he? He’s going to kill all of us. Oh, no. I can’t save them. Not by myself. I’m just a kid.
Boots: You’re not a kid. But you’re not a grownup either, Dora. You’re a teenager. It’s a super confusing time. But the fact is, you’re right, you can’t do it by yourself. Good news is you have friends now. And together, anything is possible.
Dora: [shocked] Boots, you can talk?
Dora: Come on, guys, we have to save my parents.
Randy: How? We are teenagers armed with yo-yos.
[after they pull the levers that leads into Parapata and nothing happens]
Randy: Okay. It’s official. Movies lie.
[after Dora and the gang find the treasure of Parapata]
Alejandro: Thanks for getting through the tough stuff for me. Once again, I only had to follow Miss Know-It-All, and she led me straight to the gold.
[as Alejandro is standing by the treasure]
Dora: You were wrong about me, Alejandro. I’m not a know-it-all. But by now, I do know you. I knew that you would follow us in here. And I knew that you would let us take all the risk for you. I knew the final Inca test would carry dire consequences for those who should fail it. Which is why we are over here, and you, well, you’re standing right there.
[suddenly the floor beneath Alejandro drops and he falls]
[after they leave Parapata and the treasure and are reunited with Elena and Cole]
Diego: Look, I know we weren’t exactly friends when this trip started, but I…
[suddenly Sammy kisses him]
Sammy: I like you too. Dora’s staring at us again, isn’t she?
[after Elena and Cole announce going on another expedition as a family]
Dora: I think I want to go back to the city. I know the jungle pretty well.
Dora: But high school, I think I need more time to study that culture, and its indigenous people.
[Elena and Cole start sobbing after Dora has told them that she wants to return to school]
Elena: Oh, God, what is happening? She has a life of her own now.
Cole: I’m so happy for her.
Elena: I’m so happy.
[tries to comfort Cole as he continues to sob]
Elena: It’s going to be okay, babe. It’s going to be okay.
Cole: It’s not going to be okay! But I’m so happy for her.
[during the credits; as Swiper tries to take the totem]
Cole, Elena: Swiper, no swiping!
Swiper: Oh, man!
Total Quotes: 68
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