Family night can sometimes be mashed up with a Recycle Bin night and that isn't always a good thing. However, with Dora and The Lost City of Gold the recycling bin never looked so good. Yep. You heard us right, Dora has made her way into a witty, energetic reboot, adaptation, hybrid vehicle????? We aren't really sure what to classify it as but know it's good.
Dora becomes what we would hope the live-action rebootd become: fresh, not too serious and understand that they're in a world we are familiar with. Fun performances are plentiful from the cast but Isabella Moner carried the movie with the weight of a larger than life animated character in Dora as the mark to meet - and does she ever.
The box office totals might say vamanos in the other direction (yeah, had to work it in) but trust us on this one and have one last fun in the . . . dark this summer
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
Sometimes getting what you want is what you need. Too much of a good thing is not a good thing too. Hobbs & Shaw fits right in the middle of a comfort food and too much of that dish we go to. There's something to be said about the chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, however, that ultimately becomes the downfall of the movie as there is little new added in the relationship between Johnson and Statham. All that being said, the collective we probably don't want out of this ride. What we get is top-notch, over-the-top action, a nice turn from Idris Elba and a satisfying ending rolled into the Hobbs family reunion (here's hoping there is morr exploration of the Hob s family makeup).
In the end, the movie does its job and gives us what we want. Here is hoping that on the next ride there is less bickering and more exploration. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know, but one can hope for the next ride.
what's for dinner?
BEFORE: Play the Hits from the chain next door and ride right into the blockbuster event
AFTER: Pick one of the locations across the globe in the flick and go find a spot with that type of food (At MNM we also prefer this one 😉😉😉)