This is not what we expected…
It’s no secret that Kim Possible is beloved by millions of people all around the world. Ever since the Disney cartoon debuted back in 2002, viewers have been obsessed with the sassy high school student who fights crime in her spare time. From her badass actions to her witty comebacks, she is up there with the greatest cartoon characters of all time. And now Disney is making a live action Kim Possible movie.
It’s okay. We’re dying of excitement too. Disney made the announcement back in February and the film is set to premiere in 2019. Rising star Sadie Stanley will play the role of Kim and Sean Giambrone from The Goldbergs will act as her best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable. Not only that but Disney have just unveiled a first look of the film and it is already generating LOTS of online discussion.
Here is the first official shot of Sadie Stanley as Kim.
I’S REALLY HAPPENING!
However, a lot of the response so far has been negative. Kim is famous for her iconic crop top and baggy trousers and in the released photo her outfit has been edited so much that it loses the charm and appeal of her original look. The colours are on point but the ensemble is not and, unsurprisingly, fans have been taking to Twitter to air their frustrations.
Some think that it looks like a costume.
Is this a Halloween costume https://t.co/uCDxDQmIRR
— Ira (@ira) July 21, 2018
This is not what Kim deserves.
Others are angry that the outfit does not resemble Kim’s style.
So you're telling me that you decided to bring fashion icon Kim Possible to life but got rid of her signature baggy pants and crop top? Throw the whole movie away. https://t.co/Xi4tDSxVsg
— Sarah McGonagall (@sarahmcgbeauty) July 22, 2018
Ultimately the sassiness seems to be gone and fans are not feeling it.
WHERE'S ALL THE SASSINESS OF KIM POSSIBLE? https://t.co/Lk2vXIa7DS
— Sindeaquil (@Anasindee) July 22, 2018
This could be a wasted opportunity.
Nevertheless, there are many people who love the first press shot. Kim is meant to be a 15 year old girl and Sadie (who is 16 herself) captures that perfectly. Plus, there’s no doubt that Kim’s original cartoon was sexualised and fans are excited to see her adapted in a way that teens are more likely to resonate with.
It’s good that for once someone in their twenties isn’t playing a teen role.
people are so used to 26 yr olds playing 15 yr olds that they're still complaining about an actual child playing Kim Possible, who is an actual child too
— Natasha (@sapphicsolace) July 22, 2018
This should be the norm.
And it’s actually amazing that Disney have scouted a new actress to play the part.
can y’all stop being salty that they didn’t cast one of your favs, who are grown adults, to play the role and be happy that they found someone who is actually a similar age as kim possible in the cartoon, just be happy that they found a new talented actress to play her instead https://t.co/gvGaF4ZLF5
— 𝙖𝙢𝙮 *:･✧ 𝕒𝕨𝕒𝕖 (@sabineverland) July 22, 2018
Don’t judge a film by it’s press shot.
Perhaps most importantly, people should not be taking out their anger on a teenage girl.
pls don’t harass the 16 year old actress playing Kim in the new Kim Possible movie. She’s a child, it’s a movie for children!!! Nostalgia doesn’t give you the right to be an ass.
— kaliane!!! (@moon_goddess96) July 22, 2018
LEAVE SADIE ALONE!
Reboots and adaptations never please everyone. From what we have seen so far, there is no doubt that Disney could have done better with the Kim Possible costume (15 year old girls do wear crop tops). However, it’s just a still. Sadie seems like she could be an excellent actress and we can’t wait to see what she does with the role.
As long as Christina Milian’s iconic theme tune features, we’re still onboard.