How this should have been made is to have an action Movie happening around Dora that she is completely unaware of and has nothing to do with.
Even the people involved have no idea she's there as they keep just missing each other. She keeps hearing explosions in the distance and sometimes sees vehicles rush by at a distance, but never has any contact with anyone involved in the hunt for the City of Gold.
Swiper should be the only one who has any idea anyone else is even in the Jungle, and should be stealing things from the action movie people to hinder their progress. He's not trying to protect Dora, just being his usual klepto self. He steals things like ammunition and detonators, which prevents anyone in the action movie part of things from actually hurting each other, again, not intentionally, it's just the result of what he does and keeps the movie kid safe.
Just have her Exploring the Jungle as usual, asking the kids in the audience questions, everything about her adventure should be completely benign and at least mildly educational.
At the end of the movie, both sides of the the Action movie side of the movie find Dora being given credit for discovering the lost city. She simply stumbled across the City of Gold without any incident having never been in any danger, and when the action movie people arrive they find her surrounded by reporters and protected by the local government who declare it a protected monument of cultural importance.
Pattinson is really good at playing the kind of brooding characters Bruce Wayne and Batman should be. He can also pull off the charming element Bruce Wayne needs.
He doesn't deserve to still have Twilight be the movie that defines his career. He's a much better actor than that. After Good Time, The Rover, Cosmopolis, Water for Elephants, Bel Ami, High Life, and Damsel, he deserves better than to still be primarily associated with his absolute worst role.
Twilight was the direction he was given, and the character basically being a Mary Sue fanfiction fantasy version of Joseph Smith with the personality of a cardboard cutout of a stalker.
It wasn't his fault and he actually did a pretty good job considering what he had to work with.
Typing that last sentence made me throw up in my mouth a little, but it is true.