Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
|Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama|
|Created by||Mark McCorkle
|Directed by||Steve Loter|
|Produced by||Steve Loter
|Written by||Mark McCorkle
|Starring||Christy Carlson Romano
|Music by||Adam Berry|
|Editing by||Joseph Molinari|
|Production company||Walt Disney Television Animation|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Release date||February 24, 2005
April 8, 2005 (USA)
|Running time||75 minutes|
|Preceded by||A Sitch in Time|
Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama (also known as Kim Possible: So the Drama) is the second feature-length animated movie of the Kim Possible series. This film includes a mix of traditional animation and computer-generated imagery.
The film was originally intended to be the series finale but Disney Channel ultimately renewed the series, and the fourth season of Kim Possible premiered on February 10, 2007, with events of the series continuing after the movie itself. The film also features Christy Carlson Romano's single "Could It Be". The film features a plot similar to the first aired episode of the series, "Crush".
In his attempt to take over the world, Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable's nemesis, Dr. Drakken, has developed an elaborate new master plan that baffles everyone, even his assistant, Shego. Among the plan's stages are the procurement of a sketch of a new toy; the development of "Synthodrones", advanced androids; and a bizarre research project investigating the lifestyles of teenage girls.
Meanwhile, Kim realizes that her crime-fighting lifestyle has prevented her from having a steady boyfriend and that Ron may be her only prospect for the upcoming junior prom, a distasteful prospect in the eyes of the other cheerleaders. However, Ron introduces Kim to Erik (Ricky Ullman), a new student, and Kim and Eric are instantly attracted to each other. As their platonic relationship gradually progresses into pure and genuine romance, Ron finds himself increasingly on the sidelines of Kim's life. He also realizes his own strong romantic feelings for Kim, but decides not to tell her for fear of harming their platonic childhood friendship. Ron is also annoyed by the numerous changes the new owners of Bueno Nacho, his favorite fast-food chain, have been making.
To complete the final stage in his master plan, Drakken kidnaps Kim's father, Dr. James Timothy Possible, a scientist who possesses the most advanced "cybertronic technology" in existence. Although Kim and Ron manage to rescue Dr. Possible, Drakken escapes and continues to confuse everyone with his scheme, which now includes board meetings at a company he recently acquired.
Bueno Nacho has introduced their first kiddie meals, which come with a small, toy robot-figure called "Little Diablo". The Little Diablos are a worldwide popular sensation, and children all over the world are grabbing them. Kim realizes Ron's growing unhappiness and tries to have a heart-to-heart talk with him, explaining that things are changing and it's time to move on in life. While Kim and Erik attend Prom, Ron decides to take Rufus, his naked mole rat, to Bueno Nacho. There, he is distressed to find the bendy straws have been taken away and decides it is time to complain to the new owner of Bueno Nacho. When he is connected, Ron discovers the new owner is none other than Dr. Drakken, who has embedded cybertronic technology into each Little Diablo. Bueno Nacho's new manager, an agent of Drakken's, activates the army of Little Diablos which attack Ron and Rufus.
Eluding the pursuing Diablos, Ron bursts into the prom insisting that the tiny dolls are evil. While most dismiss him as crazy, Kim decides to investigate his claims, and despite the protests of Eric, contacts Wade, who confirms what Ron said. His plans close to being exposed, Drakken unleashes a direct attack on Middleton. Kim's brothers' own Little Diablos transform into giant, armed robots. With help from the Possible family, Kim and Ron succeed in defeating the robot attack. However, Drakken then reveals to a shocked Kim that he has captured Eric, and demands her surrender in exchange for Eric's safety.
Enraged, Kim dons a new, experimental high tech super-enhanced battle suit, despite warnings from Wade and heads off with Ron to Drakken's current lair, Bueno Nacho's corporate headquarters. Kim and Shego battle while Ron takes care of Drakken's Sumo Ninja. After defeating Shego, Kim is happy when she sees Erik walking towards her, unharmed and hugs him. Erik then reveals that he is actually one of Drakken's Synthadrones and shocks Kim with a blast of electricity, rendering her unconscious. Ron charges at Erik in anger, but Shego knocks him out. The entire world is soon under attack from armies of the giant Diablo robots. Ron and Kim awake up in a storage room tied up. Kim, heartbroken, humiliated and depressed, is close to conceding defeat, thinking that there isn't a real boy for her in the world but Ron encourages her and ends up revealing his true and deep romantic feelings for her, making Kim realize that she, too, returns his strong and close romantic love and affections. With Rufus's help, they escape and head up to the roof to destroy the master signal tower controlling the Diablos. Shego and Eric attempt to stop them, but Kim manages to fight off Shego and Rufus kills Eric by puncturing Erik's foot and draining his "syntho-ooze". The Diablos deactivate, Drakken attempts to flee, but Ron cuts him off, saying that he crossed the line when he messed with Bueno Nacho. Drakken begs for mercy and Ron forces him to finally say his name, which he does as "Stoppable." Shego also tries to escape but Kim kicks her into Drakken's machine and Shego experiences how Kim felt when Eric shocked her which seriously frizzes her waist-length hair.
Drakken and his goons are taken into custody (with Drakken finally admitting that maybe Kim is all that) and the media broadcasts the news of Kim and Ron's victory. Kim and Ron return to the Prom holding hands and everyone pauses to look at them. Bonnie tries to make fun of them, but everyone else starts to cheer as a soft, romantic song ("Could It Be") begins to play. Kim and Ron sheepishly stand there, not sure what to do until Rufus pushes them closer together. Ron holds out his hand for Kim and they head out onto the dance floor and have a slow romantic dance. They pause during the dance and smile at each other before sharing their real, first romantic kiss.
- Christy Carlson Romano as Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible, a high school teenager who regularly saves the world with her best friend Ron Stoppable. A comment of rival and fellow cheerleader Bonnie has Kim worried about not having a date for prom- until Erik arrives. As they begin to spend time together, she begins to ignore Ron. However, unknown to her, Erik is really a synthodrone of Drakken's, her archnemesis who tries to take over the world using the restaurant, Bueno Nacho. In the film, she also deals with newly developed romantic feelings for Ron.
- Will Friedle as Ronald "Ron" Stoppable, Kim Possible's best friend who helps her save the world, usually as a distraction. Ron starts to worry he will be left out of Kim's life when she begins to spend all her time with the new kid, Erik, but realizes that he's jealous because he has developed romantic feelings towards Kim. At first he decides not tell her in fear of destroying their friendship, but he later admits them to her.
- Nancy Cartwright as Rufus, Ron's pet naked mole rat, who, due to his small size, frequently saves Kim and Ron. He is the first to notice Ron's discomfort, and saves the group due to a grudge held against Erik for a seriously demeaning comment against naked mole rats.
- Tahj Mowry as Wade Load, Kim's techie, a twelve-year-old super-genius. Wade discovers Drakken's plot to use the Little Diablo toys from Bueno Nacho, and is crucial in stopping them.
- John DiMaggio as Dr. Drakken (Drew Theodore P. Lipsky), Kim's archnemesis who frequently plots to take over the world. In the film, he uses the restaurant Bueno Nacho to mass-produce a line of toys called Little Diablos (using Nakasumi's toy designs), which, when infected with Dr. Possible's cybertronic technology, will grow to giant proportions. He uses a series of mini-plots, eventually culminating in his ultimate plot, which not even Shego or Kim can guess. A key side stratagem was using Kim's weakness of boys against her, via Erik, a synthodrone he designed.
- Nicole Sullivan as Shego, Drakken's sassy and sarcastic sidekick. Shego steals Nakasumi's toy designs and sabotages Kim's boyfriend, Erik. In the climax, Shego battles Kim in her prototype suit and loses, coming out with only slightly frazzled hair.
- Ricky Ullman as Erik, Kim's prom date, who is really a synthodrone created by Drakken. He is later destroyed by Rufus.
- Gary Cole as Dr. James Timothy Possible, Kim's father, a rocket scientist whose cybertronic technology Drakken steals. He and the Possibles upgrade Ron's motor scooter to have rocket jets, using a fuel he created.
- Jean Smart as Dr. Ann Possible, Kim's mother, a brain surgeon who helps modify Ron's scooter. She seems to express regret when Kim chooses Erik over Ron.
- Shaun Fleming as Jim and Tim, Kim's annoying twin brothers.
- Raven-Symone as Monique, Kim's best girl friend, who encourages Kim not to worry about Bonnie's comment.
- Kirsten Storms as Bonnie Rockwaller, Kim's rival and fellow cheerleader. She comments on the fact Kim at first doesn't have a boyfriend, and later makes fun of her and Ron dating, but the rest of their classmates cheer for them.
- Rider Strong as Brick Flagg, Bonnie's clueless boyfriend and high school star quarterback.
- Diedrich Bader as Lars, Drakken's henchman and temporary assistant manager of Bueno Nacho.
- Eddie Deezen as Ned, assistant manager of Bueno Nacho.
- Clyde Kusatsu and Lauren Tom as Nakasumi and Miss Kyoko, a Japanese toy company owner and his translator whom Kim saves several times.
- Maurice LaMarche as Big Daddy Brotherson', the boss of The Bermuda Triangle restaurant, criminal, likes to play games and has a password.
David Nusair from Reel Film Reviews rated the film 2.5/4 stating that the plot was thin and the kids would enjoy it more than adults but it is genuinely funny with better than expected voice acting.
Kevin Carr from 7M Pictures rated the film 3.5/5 and declared the movie may not be fine art but would be enjoyable for the right audience.
Reviewer Mike Long from Jackass Critics, reacting to the film as a possible final installment of the Kim Possible series, commented that it "is a fitting denouement, as it encompasses everything that made the show a stand-out on The Disney Channel".
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- Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama at the Internet Movie Database
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- Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama at Rotten Tomatoes