Heroes Kim and Ron face the problems of starting high school as freshmen when their team gets an addition. Every hero needs a villain and one's just been sprung from prison. Will Kim save th... Read allHeroes Kim and Ron face the problems of starting high school as freshmen when their team gets an addition. Every hero needs a villain and one's just been sprung from prison. Will Kim save the world again or will high school bog her down?Heroes Kim and Ron face the problems of starting high school as freshmen when their team gets an addition. Every hero needs a villain and one's just been sprung from prison. Will Kim save the world again or will high school bog her down?
This TV movie was *all* filler, and it just wasn't funny.
Kim was fine. Weird to see her without green eyes, but she's suitably acrobatic and perky and likeable, but man is she hampered by terrible dialog.
Ron. Was. Awesome! Seriously, while he doesn't look much like the cartoon, he's got the shambling walk down, the mannerisms, and the voice is so good you'd think it was Will Friedle dubbing it. Unfortunately he's given nothing of any importance to do. He's just kind of there. He's the only one who managed to deliver any funny lines in a funny fashion, though.
Wade is fine.
"Athena" is a new character. She's fine. Since she's new we've got nothing to compare her to. She's Kim's new best friend, replacing Monique. I didn't dislike her, but the show is basically about a duo, and when they brought additional people along (Like Monique) it was basically to show how the team ONLY works if it's Ron and Kim.
Like, no, seriously, one episode revolved around a government study to find out WHY it only worked with the two of them.
"And the Mole Rat will be CG!" Rufus turned up to my surprise. He does nothing of any consequence, but he is voiced by Nancy Cartwright, who was his voice in the cartoon as well.
Drakken was terrible. Like beyond terrible. Like I cringed every time he came on screen. For starters, he wasn't even blue! His sights were too low. He wasn't trying to take over Canada, or mind-control the world using shampoo, he just wanted to break Kim's spirit. Big whup. I feel like they didn't even tell the guy he was acting in a TV movie. I feel like they just found some stoned guy in an alleyway, told him, "You're a supervillian!" and he believed them.
Shego doesn't work. Can't figure why, she didn't do anything wrong, but, eh.
Barken was sick and wrong. Barken was voiced by Patrick Warburton in the cartoon, and he was designed to look sorta like Warburton as well. He should have been played by a live-action Patrick Warburton. "Maybe they couldn't afford him?" Of course they could afford him. he's a voice actor. He'll work for peanuts. Hell, as I'm typing this I've got him mopping out my garage. He wanted ten bucks, but I talked him down to $8.95.
The inexplicable fight scene at the end decides to team up Kim....and her grandma....and her mom? Really? Her mom is a brain surgeon, not an action girl. Her grandmother *was* a spy, but long since retired, and she only shows up twice in the entire run of the show, mostly to complain about Kim's clothes.
Anyway: lame. Just lame.
- Feb 18, 2019