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"The Road to El Dorado," an animated adventure movie, has the power to astonish you, but not for its characters, plot or musical score - all of which echo other movies.
A couple of bumbling Spanish thieves, looking for gold in a legendary city, are mistaken for gods. This retraces the '80s movie "Three Amigos" about out-of-work movie actors in a Mexican village mistaken for cowboys on a rescue mission.
The friendship between the thieves, wise-cracking their way through the film, also takes after the banter of the duo in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
Even Rosie Perez, playing one of the El Dorado natives in a Mayan civilization, circa 1700, …