The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
I remember watching this as a child and hoped that when I re-watched it years later, it would still be good. Luckily, it is 😀 . The story is well crafted, entertaining, funny and very good. I was hooked from start to finish and loved that the flow of the movie didn’t get dull. The main two characters of Miguel (Kenneth Branagh) and Tulio (Kevin Kline) were flawed but in a good way. I liked the fact they were selfish, greedy, immature as it made them seem more human (as animations go 😛 ). The reason for the characters to leave is valid, the plot moved along steadily keeping you entertained throughout and the villain is impressive. Seriously, Tzekel-Kan (Armand Assante) is quite the baddy and when he uses his magic (and in the big battle scene) that was quite a good sequence! The dialogue is witty and very funny 🙂 . One of my favourite scenes was when the two main characters have to prove they are gods (with the volcano scene 😛 ). I liked the relationship between Tulio and Chel (Rosie Perez) which I actually believed and I also loved it when the boys clashed! It was gripping, realistic (as much as animation can) and entertaining. I loved the ending and the songs (from the great Elton John) were amazing 😀 ! Also what is great about this film is the quality is still very good (no bad CGI here 😛 ). A great movie from DreamWorks that is worth a watch if you haven’t seen it yet (or a re-watch if you have 😛 ). Enjoy 😀
I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!