Two con artists hitch a ride to the New World and
go on a quest to find the fabled city of El Dorado.
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Directed by Bibo Bergeron, Will Finn, Don Paul, David Silverman
Written by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott
Starring Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez,
Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos, Jim Cummings
I've always had a soft spot for this family comedy, which is one of the few good ones that DreamWorks churned out in the late 90's, early 00's. The Road to El Dorado is a charming comedy that had a great combo of jokes for the kids and jokes for the adults as well.
Even in voice form, Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh have delightful chemistry as the swindlers Tulio and Miguel. Watching it as an adult, I did notice that the film is quite dark and gruesome in places, particularly the scene where the villain sacrifices his servant. Considering the movie features Hernan Cortes, one of the most dangerous men in human history, it could have been much worse.
It's hard not to crack a smile when watching this film. Be it the silly jokes or the delightful music by Elton John, there's something for everybody in this fun, enjoyable family film.