Movie Review: Zenon: Z3 (2004)

Zenon: Z3 is a 2004 film directed by Steve Rash and starring Kirsten Storms, Raven-Symoné, and Lauren Maltby. It is the third and final installment of the Disney Channel’s Zenon television film trilogy, following Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century(1999) and Zenon: The Zequel (2001).

The year is 2054 and Zenon Kar is now 18 and competing to win the Galactic Teen Supreme contest and celebrate at the Moonstock Festival on the Moon. Zenon wants to beat handsome competitor Bronley Hale. She also reunites with Moon preservation activist Sage Borealis. Sage is desperate to keep the Moon from being colonized and exploited and wants Zenon’s help.

Meanwhile, Commander Edward Plank and Aunt Judy Cling’s new foster daughter, Dasha, is starstruck by Zenon and finds it difficult to stay out of trouble. During the last competition for the Galactic Teen Supreme contest, the moon goddess Selena appears and threatens to destroy the Earth. It’s up to Zenon and the other racers to save everyone from this angry deity.

In the end, Zenon, Sage, Dasha and her friends Margie, Cassie, and Bronley team up to save the day. They evacuate everyone in Proto Zoa’s tour bus and try to remove the Moon Dome, with each taking a hover pod. However, the dome is too heavy to be lifted, until Commander Plank and Aunt Judy, looking for Dasha, show up to help the group. They’re able to help lift the dome, which they let drift off into space. Selena then destroys the rest of the base and waves goodbye as the friends return to Earth. The wild weather caused by Selena has stopped. In the end, Sage and Zenon kiss, and Protozoa’s band Microbe and the new hit band, Cosmic Blush, hold a concert together. Meanwhile, Numbar invites Zenon to be a contestant in a new race to a new colony on  Mars, which she quickly points out is the God of War.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

So rumors of building on the Moon and Mars have been around for a few decades. Zenon: Z3 shows that while as much as we can try, there are greater forces out there saying we shouldn’t. This movie is action packed, fun and full of lessons. While I didn’t give the second a good remarks, Z3 brings it all back. Plus they brought Raven Symone back as Zenon’s bestie, which was a great decision.

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