Sunday, November 4, 2018

DreamMachine Episode 3: The Road to El Dorado

In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 3rd DreamWorks animated movie, The Road to El Dorado. In 1519, two con artists named Miguel and Tulio win a map to the city of gold El Dorado from gambling and make their way to find it by sneaking in to Cortes' ship. When they're discovered, they are captured and imprisoned until a horse helps them out. They sneak out and end up in the island where El Dorado resides where the priest and king mistake them for gods. Now, a thief named Chell teams along with Miguel and Tulio to steal the gold and sail back to Spain.

When the movie premiered in theaters, it was a box office bomb only making $76 million dollars out of $95 million dollars. It received mixed reviews from critics praising the animation, but called El Dorado a giant step backwards from the quirkyness of Antz and grand epic scale of The Prince of Egypt. Since then, it has gained a cult following from viewers. Is the movie an underrated classic or an average adventure? Listen and find out.

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