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Parents' Guide to

Kim Possible

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Live-action cartoon update tackles tricky teen emotions.

Movie NR 2019 86 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

Cringe to watch/ Dry Acting/ Does not have the same charm as original series

It was too cringed to watch and the scenes that were supposed to be funny felt forced and very cheesy. Grew up watching the original as a kid. The original Kim possible series and the 2 animated movies were funny and fun to watch as you can tell the actors put a lot of effort and emotions into their characters and in this live action movie everything just felt forced as if they are not really in their characters. Just did not feel the same at all it could pass for if this was a movie made in on itself where it does not reference the original at all. Also changing the cheerleading to soccer was an unnecessary change. The plot feels similar to what was done already in Kim Possible: So the drama movie where she meets someone new and that new person ends up being evil the whole time and then betraying Kim. Only difference is this new person did not stay evil like Eric in so the drama. Some things are just left better alone and kept to the original.
age 7+

More cheesy than an omelette.

My 8 and 9 year olds liked it. The older kids thought it was offal. The girl villain was almost enjoyable. Cringe-worthy.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (11 ):

More than a decade after the animated show's swan song, this movie introduces a new pool of viewers to Kim's capable, courageous, and clever brand of crime fighting. Stanley shines in the titular role, capturing Kim's confidence and determination from the opening scene. She's every bit the heroine that her cartoon version was, and her encounters with bumbling villains blend comedy and action in a way that kids will like. A minor hiccup exists in the character of Ron, whose juvenile manner of speech doesn't translate as well to live-action as it did to the cartoon.

What Kim Possible does exceedingly well in this story is show its heroine's more vulnerable human side, endearing her even more to her young fans. As she struggles to fit in among her peers, she wrestles with self-doubt, jealousy, low self-esteem, and an uncertain identity, which carries over to her work and affects her heroics. Rather than oversimplifying the issue, the movie uses Kim's experiences to show viewers the value of facing difficult emotions and asking for help in times of need, making this story a well-rounded pick for kids and tweens.

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