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OPINION: Get over yourselves, OG Kim Possible fans. Remakes are OK

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OPINION: Get over yourselves, OG Kim Possible fans. Remakes are OK

Sadie Stanley, left, and Sean Giambrone star as Kim Possible and best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable in the live action Disney Channel movie “Kim Possible.”

Sadie Stanley, left, and Sean Giambrone star as Kim Possible and best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable in the live action Disney Channel movie “Kim Possible.”

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Sadie Stanley, left, and Sean Giambrone star as Kim Possible and best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable in the live action Disney Channel movie “Kim Possible.”

Jeff Weddell - Disney Channel

Jeff Weddell - Disney Channel

Sadie Stanley, left, and Sean Giambrone star as Kim Possible and best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable in the live action Disney Channel movie “Kim Possible.”

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Since a live-action Kim Possible movie was announced by Disney Channel last summer, fans of the old series have been insufferable on social media.

From harassing the 17-year-old actress Sadie Stanley who was chosen for the lead role about her looks, body and acting talent, to nitpicking the hell out of the stunts and dialogue, Kim Possible fans show everyone that too much nostalgia can turn you into a total jerk.

Unless you live under a social-media-less rock, you’ve probably seen the viral memes and videos mocking the new Kim Possible movie on your timeline at least once.

Old fans just can’t let this go, and it actually drove poor Stanley off of Twitter a while ago.

What did y’all want from this movie? Because I watched it Friday night and honestly — it’s not that bad.

It did its job. It told the story of a redhead teen superhero and her dweeby male sidekick fighting bad guys — and Shego — and still getting home before curfew.

The cast was aged down a few years to high school freshmen, and it worked really well with the new plot. The acting was overall pretty standard, and besides a strange cameo role for Christy Carlson Romano, I thought the Kim Possible movie was pretty well done.

This is not a For-Your-Consideration film, it’s a Friday night original movie meant for kids.

And it was written by the same team that worked on the original show — co-creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, with Josh A. Cagan — so all of these complaints about the movie being “inaccurate” for changing really minor details like Kim playing a new sport or Ron finding Rufus are pretty hilarious to me.

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One tweet even complained about the way Ron said “boo-yah.”  

I’m not going to lie, before the movie aired on Friday I was laughing along with everyone else. We need to face the facts, though, ‘90s babies.

Most of us were talking trash just to talk. We don’t like having to share something we feel belongs to us with actual kids. Some of you really need a reminder that Kim Possible, old and new, is owned by Disney channel — not us. Old KP fans were definitely shouted out in the movie, but we are not the target audience of Disney anymore.

And it’s kind of weird how many of us want to be.

Honestly, if you roasted the movie half a year before it came out, why are you spending a Friday night watching it on Disney Channel? To complain. About everything.

These tweets are corny and very, very unadult.

It’s pretty clear that you don’t want the movie to exist at all because you’re still stuck on your early 2000s nostalgia. You don’t want things you loved as a kid to change because it would mean accepting that we are now actual, real-life adults that will have to start paying off loans and buying mortgages once we get the hell out of school.

I get it. But honestly, it’s a kids movie, and guess what: it’s not that deep.

If you love Kim Possible so much, just go watch the old series and leave these kids and their kid movies the hell alone.

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5 Responses to “OPINION: Get over yourselves, OG Kim Possible fans. Remakes are OK”

  1. JBL on February 20th, 2019 2:39 pm

    I wish Patton Oswalt had a bit more time — I wanted to see him needling Todd Stashwick’s Drakken. Other than that, I’m good with it. It’s not a continuation — if it was, Kim and Ron would be in college — it’s a reboot. So everything that was “cartoon canon” is in flux. For the audience Disney wanted, Drakken looks just fine, because he’s the first Drakken they’ve ever seen. Rufus’ origin is ok, because they don’t know any other origin. Etc.

  2. GM Saint on February 22nd, 2019 12:57 am

    You had a point but it seems you didn’t actually want to express it.

    What you wanted was to act condescending and rant about everyone but you is an immature idiot.

    You are definitely not the adult you think you are.

  3. Liam McNeal on February 22nd, 2019 4:58 pm

    Remakes are okay.
    Stupid and just plan bad remakes are not.

  4. CoolKid94 on February 26th, 2019 7:17 pm

    Here is what I think. Remakes are okay if they are done right. If you are gonna make a remake of a movie don’t leave out important content or details that fans will clearly notice in the movie. Don’t get me wrong the movie was alright but it was not all that. When you think about it, you have a wide variety a fans who know the kim possible from the 2000’s and that Kim Possible is what everyone knows her as so of course to social norm for the movie is going to be based off of the original. To be really honest they should have stick to what they know and nothing new. We get that Disney Channel is a kid channel made for elementary-middle or even high school level freshman to watch but the same Kim Possible from back was on when I was 10 and it was still kid friendly and she was STILL A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR. Remakes are suppose to make the series look better and I pray that they don’t plan to do a series on this Kim Possible because that will be the wrong economic and public view. Straight Facts

  5. CoolKid94 on February 26th, 2019 7:20 pm

    Oh Yeh I would have liked it better if they would it done the movie in cartoon form instead of human form

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