‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ cast tackled their own stunts | Daily News


‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ cast tackled their own stunts

A movie about a lost treasure wouldn’t be complete without some impressive stunt work. Action stars have been doing their own stunts for decades, working alongside their doubles and choreographers to pull off some of the most incredible physical feats in film history.

Joining the ranks of such actors, a long line that includes names like Harrison Ford and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is 18-year-old Peruvian-American actress Isabela Moner, who leads the cast of Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

In the latest trailer, it’s explicitly clear that Dora fearlessly takes on physical challenges. For example, in one scene, she bounds off a ledge via movie magic (that’s special effects and wires, for the unacquainted) toward a glowing golden goal, before falling when she comes up a little short. Gone are the semi-tame adventures of Dora’s source material, replaced by fun, intense action sequences that are sure to delight almost anyone who grew up with the series — along with their kids.

While most of the hard work you’ll see on screen should be credited to the amazing stunt team, several of the stunts were performed by the actors themselves. Moner, who has most recently starred in high-octane action films like Transformers: The Last Night and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, was eager to work with the crew in order to pull off some of the movie’s most exciting stunts.

“That was part of the appeal,” Moner tells Remezcla. “I feel like it was the most interactive set I have been on.”

Dora’s animated adventures were never this intense, or this fun. Throughout the course of the film’s latest previews, the cast is shown diving underwater, rolling down a mountain, getting expelled from a tunnel via small waterfall, alluding to even more physical challenges that the heroes must survive and escape from.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen so many real special effects on set,” says Eugenio Derbez, who plays X. “When I was reading the script, I thought everything was gonna be CGI. But everything was real. It says ‘the floor opens and you fall down,’ and I thought, ‘Oh, they were going to CGI that.’ No, there was a hole in the floor and a mechanism they built and it opened.” Screen Rant

‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ is screening at Liberty by Scope Cinemas, Colombo City Centre, MC Cinemas, Empire Cinema, NIT Kurunagala/Ratnapura

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