Western Animation: Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama is a feature film based based on the animated series Kim Possible.Kim is coming to the realization that her super hero life is keeping her from landing a steady boyfriend, and the closest thing she can get is Ron. That is, until a new guy shows up, Eric. They end up going out, and Kim plans on going to the prom with him, while Ron is left to deal with the new struggle of emotions he has found through Kim's new relationship. Meanwhile, Drakken has been plotting a diabolical plan, that goes beyond anything he's done previously.Originally, this movie served as the series finale, ending with Ron and Kim hooking up, before theshow was renewedfor a fourth season, where they defied Status Quo Is God by entering a relationship.
This movie provides examples of the following Tropes:
Bad Liar: When Ron was accidentally roped into a poker game, one of the other players caught on that he had bluffing tells: no eye contact, touching the face, shallow breath. Those same symptoms showed up again when Ron was telling Kim that he was okay with her dating Eric.
Book Ends: A lot of the plot points in So The Drama echo the first aired episode ("Crush").
Broad Strokes: At a Q&A fans asked the creators questions about So The Drama asking why Bonnie wasn't portrayed more sympathetically after "Bonded", and why Kim is objecting to the idea of taking Ron to the Prom because of "The Rules" after saying that there were no rules in "Grudge Match". They responded that the movie was originally written as a cap to the first season in the event they didn't get any more episodes, and made very few changes to the script so as to welcome new viewers and prevent Continuity Lock-Out.
Chekhov's Armory: All the "experiments" in Drakkhen's lair play a larger role at various points in the movie. The most important of it all being Drakkhen researching the "teen scene".
Darker and Edgier: As the name of the movie implies, it is much more dramatic and action-packed than the original series. Not to mention it contains the first instance where a character is Killed Off for Real.
Ron: So, what's the plan? Kim: (Devastated) Ron, I... I got nothin'. Ron: That's my line, and what's worse, that's quitter talk! Kim: Drakken finally won. I should have stuck to baby-sitting. Ron: Okay, KP, this pity fiesta is over. Drakken has not won. He played you. Now it's payback time.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: In addition to the 'wetsuit falling to the ground' part mentioned above, there was a scene where Kim and Monique were in changing rooms and clearly topless. Definitely one of the most mature moments in Disney Channel Original Movie history.
I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: One of the reasons Ron originally decides not to go through with telling Kim about his feelings for her was the fear that if she rejected him, it would destroy their friendship. In the end, he decides to anyway.
I Have Your Boyfriend: Dr. Drakken uses Eric as a hostage to lure Kim into a trap which is sprung when Eric reveals his true nature and tasers her.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Initially, Ron decides to let Kim go and be happy with Erik. He decides to confess his feelings after Erik's true colors are revealed.
It's Personal: Ron really doesn't like when you mess with Bueno Nacho as Drakken finds out at the end of the movie.
Drakken: You can't be serious Ron: Note serious face.
Kim: You really think there's a guy out there for me? Ron: Out there... in here... Kim:(realizing what he's saying) O-Oh... Really?
Mind Probe: Drakken develops a Brain Tap Machine that he planned to use on Nakasumi to get a toy design, but was unable to because Shego failed to capture him (but thanks to her getting his coat, he still got one). However, he got a second chance to use it when he captured Dr. Possible for his Hephaestus Project knowledge. Unlike his previous mind reading devices, this one worked, with the added effect of giving James short term memory loss.
Mook Maker: Drakken apparently developed technology that enabled him to make synthetic minions called synthodrones. This turned out to be a Chekhov's Gun when he used it to create Eric.
My Way or the Highway: Big Daddy Brotherson makes it clear to Drakken that if he wants information, he'll have to play his 'silly games'.
Word of God goes on to further state that if there were any doubts, their relationship from "Graduation" onwards will indeed continue and flourish and that they will be together forever.
Oh Wait, This Is My Grocery List: When Drakken goes to Big Daddy Brotherson for information on the cybertronic tech he needs for his scheme, he's forced to play his 'silly games'. Afterwards, he ends up with what he thinks is a top secret code, but is really this. However, Brotherson gives him the real information he needs.
Open the Iris: Kim's eyes go wide and liquid with betrayal as Eric reveals he's not really her boyfriend, then they go tiny in pain as she's tasered.
The art style and the music of the opening credits are also tributes to the Bond movie openings.
Spy-Tux Reveal: After swimming ashore to Brotherson's lair, Ron strips off his scuba outfit to reveal a suit. It's not clear whether Kim does likewise or simply changes clothes while Ron looks away.
10-Minute Retirement: After Eric (Synthodron #901) reveals his true nature and captures her, Kim gives up, until Ron snaps her out of it by declaring his feelings for her.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: In-universe example; Bueno Nacho goes under new management (courtesy of Dr. Drakken), and Ron gets upset over every change made to the restaurant. His Nostalgia Filter especially reaches its limit when the bending straws are gone.
Well, at least Drakken keeps it operational. Shego destroyed it in "A Sitch In Time".
Trailers Always Spoil: The first promo for the movie gave away the scene with Kim and Ron dancing at the prom at the end of the film.
Xanatos Gambit: Drakken pulled two of these in the movie. First, when he kidnapped Kim's father to lure her into a trap, it wouldn't have mattered if they escaped as he already got the cybertronic technology he needed from James' brain. The second one was to activate the Diablos in Middleton to distract Kim while Shego went to the prom and pretend to capture Eric, then have Eric taser her in case Shego lost.
You Have Failed Me: Subverted. Drakken drops Shego into a squad of attacking synthodrones after she returns without capturing Nakasumi. It turns out that he's just conducting a test of their combat ability and being a bit obnoxious.
Shego: Okay, sport. Why are you all, (imitates Drakken's voice) "You have failed me for the last time!" Are you kidding me with that?