A to Z Challenge 2015 - Day 11 - Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time


K Is For Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time


Preamble: Wow, I've gone four days in a row without writing about a movie based on a book! I'm so proud of myself. But, I cheated today, this is actually a TV movie but I LOVED Kim Possible growing up. I'm sorry but my generation was the last generation to truly experience Disney at their peak brilliance both in film and TV and Kim Possible was a show that was great and I still occasionally break out the DVDs all by my lonesome and laugh my butt off. The two movies this show produced were great and gave it's audience everything that they could want. If you have kids, let them watch this show, it's great, funny, action packed and actually has a good message that is cleverly hidden in each episode without it coming off preachy.

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Year: 2003

Rated: G

Summary - Kim and Ron start out a new school year, only to find out that Ron's family is moving to Norway. This puts a strain on their partnership, just as Dr. Drakken, Monkey Fist, and Duff Killigan team up to find and use an ancient time travel device to rule the world. Attacking Kim in the past, present, and future, can these villians succeed? Or will an unforeseen force be more destructive?

Directed by: Steve Loter

Written by: Bill Motz & Bob Roth

Starring:
  • Christy Carlson Romano as Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible
  • Will Friedle as Ronald "Ron" Stoppable
  • Dakota Fanning as Preschool Kim
  • Harrison Fahn as Preschool Ron
  • Nancy Cartwright as Rufus
  • Michael Dorn as Rufus 3000, a hyper-evolved futuristic descendent of Rufus.
  • Tahj Mowry as Wade Load
  • Michael Clarke Duncan as Adult Wade
  • Nicole Sullivan as Shego. She becomes a power-hungry ruler in the future.
  • John DiMaggio as Dr. Drakken. He becomes Shego's slave in the future.
  • Tom Kane as Monkey Fist
  • Brian George as Duff Killigan
  • Gary Cole as Dr. James Timothy Possible
  • Jean Smart as Dr. Ann Possible
  • Shaun Fleming as Jim and Tim Possible
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. as Adult Jim and Adult Tim Possible
  • Raven-SymonĂ© as Monique
  • Vivica A. Fox as Adult Monique
  • Kirsten Storms as Bonnie Rockwaller
  • Kelly Ripa as Adult Bonnie Rockwaller, one of Shego's minions.

The Review
This isn't just a film for kids. Motz, Roth and Loter have filled A Sitch in Time with countless jokes, jibes and references that you'd have to be not only an adult to catch, but a quick-witted adult. A Sitch in Time is full of social satire, refreshing irreverence, wonderful surrealism and mind-bending time travel paradoxes.

When I was a kid this movie had an epic feel to it and even now it still seems broad in scope, deep in content, and clever. I love how highly stylized this movie is though I noticed it was farmed out to be drawn and inked by Disney's Asian television animation division but most probably wouldn't notice or even care.

Now it's a little hard to say whether this movie had a budget bigger than its series but the backgrounds are good looking and the animation is well done. The action scenes were sequenced great and the music by TV composer Adam Berry made an energetic score as well. But like most TV movies, the score is never released which is rather disappointing. The only quarrel people might have with this movie is again that it deals with time travel and how messing with the past can alter the future. But all around it's still a lot of fun.

The action is great, the music is energetic and comedy is non-stop. Even if you don't have kids or never watched Kim Possible, maybe give a look.

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Grade: A

Aces for (Voice) Acting
  • Nicole Sullivan

MVP
  • Will Friedle


Favorite Character
  • Wade Load


Best Character Interactions
  • Kim and Ron

Best Scene
  • Kim is visited by a large talking mole rat from the future, a descendent of Rufus named Rufus 3000, who gives Kim a time-travel device and explains that "The Supreme One" is preparing to take over the world.


Notable Quotable 

Dr. Drakken: [surprised] KIM POSSIBLE?
Monkey Fist: WHY do you always act SO surprised?
Dr. Drakken: [confused] Hmm... I don't know.

Most Memorable Moment
  • The twins take Kim and Ron to the secret headquarters of the political resistance movement, whose leader is Wade.

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Did I whet your appetite to watch Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time for the first time or maybe just the first time in a long time?

Be sure to come back tomorrow because I'm discussing La Bamba.

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