Kim Possible is a Disney Channel live-action television movie based on the BTSW. It premiered on February 15, 2019.
The film follows the titular hero, Kim Possible, a typical high school girl who saves the world from evil villains with the help of her best friend/sidekick Ron Stoppable, his naked mole-rat Rufus, and computer genius Wade.
Why It Sucks
- Bad grasp of the source material from the same creators, Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle (who are writers and executive producers for the movie), and channel where the show based on. Particularly Kim's jealousy towards Athena, which completely goes against her character in the show of how she doesn't hold grudges against those she's jealous of for so very long and eventually moves on.
- Despite being based on the show, but due of the creators has involved the movie’s process, has resulted the continuity a mess–the movie sometimes acting as a Prequel (see #10), Interquel (probably with #8), and rest of the time not so, all in one film.
- The pacing for the film is very slow and inferior. The cartoon was known for its fast pacing and action.
- Most of the film's focus is on Kim's high school popularity rather than doing any spy-related missions.
- The new designs for the characters did not sit well. Like Kim's new mission outfit, and Drakken and Shego's change of skin color. Kim said changes the outfit because she thought it was too cartoony (Ironically enough, the film was based on a cartoon).
- When Kim said her mission outfit was "too cartoony" and her looking at the camera was way too meta, which the series wasn't known for.
- This remark feels more a jab to the series rather than a homage.
- The jokes in this movie are very hit-or-miss, unlike the show's comedy.
- Sadie Stanley felt like a random choice to play Kim Possible.
- Athena was a very unnecessary character because her assistance to Kim and Ron disrupted the dynamic teamwork they were always known for, and her role is kind of a repeat of Eric's role from Kim Possible: So the Drama. The twist that she was a robot was an obvious attempt to make her survive the explosion and under the G-rating rules.
- In the series, Kim would always use a variety of spy gadgets, but in the film, she's obsessed with grappling guns.
- There have been changes that didn't sit very well with fans. Like Kim's sports profession being changed from cheerleading to soccer as this was one of Kim's defining character traits, and it explains why she's so athletic, instead, she gains the athletic trait solely from Nana Possible's dojo in the film.
- Removing Rufus's childhood history with Ron, and replacing it with Rufus being a lab rat makes absolutely no sense.
- Kim does so many unnecessary flips and backflips.
- Despite being a main character from the TV series, Rufus doesn't have as much focus.
- In the series, Rufus was revealed to be an intelligent mole rat that can do a lot, but in the film, the most he's done was push a button.
- The CGI for Rufus is very hideous, but realistic as to what a naked mole rat would look like.
- As what Gondarth said when he reviewed the movie, the ending is disappointing.
- The marketing of the film was a bit poor. While the teaser trailer received positive reviews, the official trailer received a lot of dislikes from fans of the original.
- The plot of having to live under someone else's shadow is pretty realistic and reasonable.
- It has a pretty good recreation of the intro from the TV series, along with Kim's famous "So what's the sitch" line.
- Patton Oswalt reprises his role as Professor Dementor from the cartoon, and while he looks different from the cartoon version (both costume and appearance), Oswalt still does a decent performance as Dementor.
- There are a few nice references to the cartoon, like the sign near Middleton High changing every time it appears.
- Nancy Cartwright reprises her role as Rufus from the cartoon.
- Kim's original voice actress, Christy Carlson Romano, makes a cameo appearance in the movie.
- Sean Giambrone is a spot-on casting choice as Ron Stoppable.
- Connie Ray's role for Nana Possible gave a good performance, giving the character a more realistic approach.
The film received negative reviews from fans of the cartoon and currently holds a 3.6/10 rating on IMDB. But, for some reason, it holds a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.