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Kim Possible, on Disney Channel
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This live-action TV movie is based on the animated series of the same name. It first aired in 2019, but I didn't see it until 2021, on Disney+. I really wanted to like it, because I love the series. But mostly it was cheesier than a naco from Bueno Nacho. I did manage to like it just a little bit, though. I'm sure I laughed at a few of the jokes. And I liked seeing Christy Carlson Romano in a cameo. And Alyson Hannigan played Kim's mom.

It seems to take place before the original series (though I wouldn't consider it canonical to that show), because the plot involves Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable starting high school as freshman, whereas I'm pretty sure they were already in high school when the show started. And at this point, they'd already been saving the world for a few years, which means they started in middle school if not the end of elementary school, which I find harder to take seriously than high school students going on such missions, but whatevs. The movie starts shortly before their first day of high school, with a mission to save a kidnapped scientist from Professor Dementor (Patton Oswalt). After that, Kim expects to crush high school, but it ends up not going nearly as well as she'd hoped. But she and Ron do make a new friend named Athena, who at first was having an even worse time than Kim was. So Kim helps her out, and Athena quickly becomes really good at everything... maybe even better than Kim, who starts to have an identity crisis. I really can't imagine the animated Kim Possible feeling that way, but again I say whatevs. Meanwhile, Shego breaks Dr. Drakken out of prison, and they start working on Drakken's plan to steal the "spark" that makes Kim who she is.

Beyond that, I don't want to give away any spoilers. So I don't know what to say, except I'm glad I finally watched it, if only so I can stop wanting to watch it. Oh, and I should mention there was a series of short webisodes.


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