Cap'n Drakken Review May 24, 2007 20:17:24 GMT -5
Post by Kimron Posstoppable on May 24, 2007 20:17:24 GMT -5
cloudmonet said:I continue to disagree and rate this one as excellent.
I guess some people just want to see a postmodern Kim with her hairdryer and laser lipstick pounding on Shego, and any variation or different ideas is heresy! 22 minutes of your lives wasted? Gonna tape over it with the next episode? Good grief! Watch it again. No way can it be that bad.
To me, it was.
Maybe you think I'm being harsh, but I will not be watching this ep again in the near future. There are many other eps this season that would be a better way to spend 22 minutes and Cap'n Drakken is not one of them, IMO.
The premise of Kim without technology wasn't my issue. That's interesting its own. IIRC, I also said I had no problem with the POTC theme, was expecting it, and was willing to go along with it. As a matter of fact, if one is going to watch and enjoy "Kim Possible", a willingness to go along for the ride is sometimes a must. This time, I have to take a pass.
Cap'n Drakken had its moments, but not nearly enough to make me like it as much as many of the other episodes this season so far. It's a shame, because I wanted to like it and had been looking forward to seeing it.
cloudmonet said:Steve Barkin: All right, people, listen up! We've been ordered to do a twenty two minute promo for Pirates of the Caribbean three, so you're gonna spend your senior vacation at a historical village.
Kim: Who's going to be the pirate?
Ron: Isn't that Pirates of the Caribbean Aye Aye Aye?
Kim: Probably Drakken. He has a Caribbean lair.
Seriously, I don't care why they did it! Anyway, Pirates and colonials are way more cool than overindulgence in fast food.
Not by much.
In short, I don't care why it was done either, but I do care how it was done. The class could have just gone on a field trip to learn about the 1800's. I know it was supposed to be funny that the fun-filled senior class trip was ruined, but it didn't make me laugh.
cloudmonet said:Could they have done a two-parter or a whole movie based on this sort of theme and made it better?
Should they have made a two-parter or a movie out of this? Heck, no. Could it have been better? Yes, I think so.
cloudmonet said:Oh, sure. Kim is bursting at the seams in nearly every episode. But you know, it's probably better to have plot and character stuffed in tight like Futurama than feel kind of stretched out and empty.
What does that even mean? I read that a few times and still can't figure out what Futurama has to do with this. Futurama and Kim Possible are two different shows and are excellent for different reasons.
I think you're misunderstanding my basic problems with this ep, Cloud, which are:
- The senior class had the rug pulled out from under them yet again and was forced go along with Barkin's apparently unilateral decision.
- The living-in-the-1800's class trip went on way too long.
- Steve Barkin came off to me as more of a bully rather than a "tough but fair" kind of guy.
This ep was good for the pirate scenes, if nothing else.
These scenes were pretty cool:
Wish there had been more of that.