What in the world, Carmen Sandiego?

I’m with the AV Club.  This is weird.

It might not be bad, but it’s weird.  It might not also be good, either; the animation isn’t thrilling me.  But it’s the plotline that raises an eyebrow: if you can’t watch the video, apparently Carmen Sandiego is a reformed thief that steals from V.I.L.E. while still teaching geography to impressionable young children. I’d also say ‘and while also featuring some truly improbable accents,’ but they’re probably all real.

Will it work?  Well, it’s going to be on Netflix, so… :shrug: If it gets renewed, then it worked. Good luck getting a better metric than that out of that company, my droogies.


  • acat says:

    At a guess?
    The property was available cheap, everyone loves gingers, the generation who have fond memories of the DOS/Win3.1 games are having kids of their own, and the subtle “she only steals from other thieves” *MASSIVE RETCON* tells you what the really wanted …
    …a Kim Possible reboot.

    • Compound says:

      …oh, you don’t know, do you?
      There is a reboot enroute.
      It’s live action. It looks a bit low budget, even for disney Channel movies.
      It comes out next month. Alyson Hannigan is playing Kim’s mom.

    • UnmovingGreatLibrary says:

      The “reformed” thief angle works well with some of Carmen’s past characterizations. In the 90s cartoon, she wouldn’t hesitate to turn on her henchmen in a particular episode if they proved to be too, well, vile for her liking, so it’s not out of the question for her to do the same to VILE itself as seems to be the case here.
      Of course, in that one, she was a ACME detective (trained by an old Japanese man, too, to boot) before deciding that being a thief was more fun, so she’s coming from the other direction this time.

  • nicklevi86 says:

    If they don’t at least bring back the bloody theme song, there’s no hope for this thing.

  • Luke says:

    I watched the trailer, and don’t hate it.

    But I definitely note acat’s point about the Kim Possible vibe.

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