Film Review: Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against the Universe

Phineas and Ferb were one of the biggest childhood shows of this generation, and the attention that this movie received is no doubt due to the many nostalgic memories many people had. The show sheds light on Candace, one of the main characters and older sister of the two brothers who create all the inventions. I would recommend and rate this movie fairly well as it provides a new view on a childhood favorite.

The movie overall was good and had many standout aspects. What story and character
development lacked, the soundtrack and environment did more than made up for it. The soundtrack especially was outstanding given what the show is meant to portray, and the songs fit the situation and character interactions perfectly. The movie also has the same witty humor that the show had when it aired, with minor interactions between characters livening up the movie and creating a fun atmosphere. The story was not necessarily deep, but it allowed the characters themselves to shine rather than detracting too much of the viewer’s attention while still being relevant to the development of the main characters. One minor issue I had with the movie is that many side characters were just there to be in the show, rather than having some sort of impact. They felt more like afterthoughts rather than side characters that were important in one of our favorite childhood shows.

Overall, I would still say this movie is one of the most entertaining animated movies to have
come out recently and is worth watching for not only the nostalgia but a great time overall as there are many comedic and wholesome moments throughout the movie that remind us why this franchise is one of our childhood favorites.

-Benjamin L.

2 thoughts on “Film Review: Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against the Universe

  1. I have been wanting to watch the movie even though I haven’t watched the whole Phineas and Ferb show. I’ve watched some episodes but not all of them and all the times I’ve watched it, I loved it so I wanted to watch the movie. I’m happy to see positive feedback for it. This makes me excited to see it.

  2. To be honest, I was initially hesitant in watching this movie because I feared that it would ruin the childhood memories I’ve always held onto from watching the series. Yet after watching the movie, it’s only brought back the nostalgia rather than get rid of it. I agree that the plot wasn’t that deep, but obviously it’s a kids movie, so that’s somewhat expected. Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against the Universe is, in my opinion, an amazing movie that does give the spotlight to minor characters of the show. Great review!

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