Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kim Possible - A Sitch in Time|
Actors: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry, John Di Maggio
Director: Steve Loter
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
It's Kim Possible's most extreme adventure yet! In her race against time, she travels through the years in her first way cool, full-length movie. Here's the "sitch": When Shego and her evil henchmen capture the all-powerfu... more »
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KP the Movie!!!
Roule Duke | the Green Inferno | 04/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike the creators of "the Simpsons" who are only getting to work and a film now that the show is in decline, Disney has put out a KP flick while it's still the top show on their channel. While made for TV and running little more than an hour, "A Sitch in Time" may not be an epic, it is however a great little treat for all the Kimmy cub fans out there.The plot which involves time travel is surprisingly good. Alot of backstory absent from even the earliest episodes of the show is covered in the film, my favourite being Kim in braces trying out for the cheer squad and then going on her first mission. There are also some funny future scenes. The film kinda can be compared to the old "Batman" movie, as it has taken the same path of teaming up the shows major villains against Kim for the movie. It was also good to see Shego finally take over as we always new she was always the smartest aswell as toughest of all Kims foes.The DVD is quite stunning. The film is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound! The picture is amazingly crisp, with rich colors that no mere TV transmission could ever compete with. Extras are a little slim, but I wasn't expecting directors commentary or a behind the scenes featurette, when I got the DVD. The shear excellence in Audio/Visual presentation alone makes the disc worthwhile.The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is because I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a great final showdown between Kim and Shego as I've always considered their fight scenes to be the highlight of the show and love Nicole Sullivan's voice work (she is just as funny in all her live action work, very cute too). Also the movies soundtrack is some rather plain pop songs, rather than the catching musical score from the show.Overall a great little purchase!PS To the hater calling him/herself "dreldarion" who wrote the review below, a small word of advice: if you're going to write a sarcastic review, by logic it should contain at least a little hummour and you're just not funny at all."
Why weren't cartoons this good when I was a kid?
Orlick Trellis | Holden, MA USA | 08/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have always agreed with Matt Groening when he said in one of his "Life in Hell" books that Saturday Morning Cartoons were proof that adults hated children. Cartoons on Saturday morning during the early eighties were witless, melodramatic, unfunny--merely awful. I wish KP had been around when I was suffering through tripe like Pac-Man, Teen Wolf, and those wretched Smurfs. I remember watching the Garfield cartoon series around '87 and being shocked that it was actually funny. Why hadn't cartoons been funny before? Why did garbage like Scooby-Doo have to stoop to using a laugh-track to convince kids that it was in any way amusing.
Needless to say, I think KP is funny. Not only that, but its characters are aware of the strangeness of their situations. The self-reflexive humor is there but not to the extent that it spoils the story. The show also wisely sidesteps melodrama or stereotypes as substitutes for imagination.
Of course, the best part of the show is Kim herself. A girl who can defeat the maniacal and well-funded bad guys just on her own ingenuity and mild athletic prowess--no superpowers needed. Anyway, I could babble distractedly for hours in this vein and still not come back around to giving a real review of the movie itself. So here goes.
Great "touchstones" (not exactly plot highpoints, but highlights that demonstrate the foundation of whimsy and delight at the movie's center) are Rufus 3000 offering Kim a cookie (It's peanut butter.") following her battle with Shego, toddler Ron's confession that he has a female invisible friend named Rufus, Kim's dad being thankful that although she has been lost in the timestream for years she is at least not out on a date with "some guy," and the fact that toddler Kim is scared of the villians and doesn't have the courage to fight back until they start picking on someone else.
Really great, charming stuff. I just hope they release all the episodes in series length sets soon.
Res ipsa loquitor"
I think it is a TV movie
J. Nickerson | 01/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When "A Sitch in Time" aired on Disney Channel in late 2003, they advertised it as an "original TV movie" so I don't believe it was three old episodes repurposed. I've only seen about a dozen episodes myself, but my 6-year-old daughter has seen a lot more and she said she had never before seen the story of "Sitch in Time." Regardless, it's a fun romp back and forth in time for Kim, and grownups (like me) will enjoy the inside humor as they watch. It's a treat that this is coming to DVD already, but I'm still waiting for the complete-season boxed sets!"
"The future is a cornecopia of disturbing concepts..."
J. Nickerson | Pallet Town, Kanto | 01/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In this new "movie" starring Kim Possible (it was actually originally produced as a three episode story arc from the TV series), Kim is having a major crisis when Ron's family suddenly moves to Norway. Even stranger, a pumped up version of Rufus, Rufus 3000, appears from "the future" to inform her that Dr. Drakken and Shego have teamed up with Monkeyfist and Duff Killigan in another one of Drakken's convoluted plans to defeat Kim Possible once and for all... and they succeeded! It's up to Kim, Ron and a host of others to undo the damage done to the time stream and hopefully return things back to normal as they travel to the past and meet their younger selves and toward the future that Drakken and his cronies have created.
This movie originally aired in November on the Disney Channel and keeps the usual pep and wit found in any KP episode, though it tends to lag in the middle and tends to focus more on action near the end (though Ron manages to squeeze in some classic one-liners). And though you'll see the ending a mile away, the story provides enough twists and jokes to keep you entertained throughout. The animation holds up throughout the episode, displaying the unique design and style of the KP universe. The voice acting is top notch and boasts some surprising celebrity guest voices, mostly from Micheal Clarke Duncan as Future Wade and Keli Ripa as Future Bonnie. Music is the usual fare, though some tracks from the previously released Kim Possible soundtrack are shoehorned in some inappropriate places (do we really need a pop song playing while Kim is fighting Shego and Monkey Fist(...)"