It has been five years since Phineas and Ferb ended its series on the Disney Channel, however their never ending summer of inventive shenanigans continues in Phineas & Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe.
Following the show’s typical format, the film begins with Candace trying to get Phineas and Ferb busted for getting into mischief (this time it’s building a giant robot) and their mother missing the events by mere moments. Of course, Candace gets accused of lying (again) and the boys getting away punishment free.
Needless to say, Candace as had it. And after 200-something times of watching the boys get away with so many crazy inventions, I don’t blame her.
When Phineas and Ferb finally decide to apologize (took long enough), Candace is abducted by aliens. That being said, now we know what they’re gonna do today.
As a fan of the television show, the film is just as clever and wacky. It is stuffed with quirky jokes, witty banter, colorful characters, catchy musical interludes and one of my favorite Disney Channel icons: Perry the Platypus.
Phineas & Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (which is too lengthy of a title) builds on its characters and their relationships, without getting too deep. It’s a great way for the film to appeal to younger generations but grow with its loving fans.
But mostly importantly for fans, the film finally gives Candace the spotlight. Candace has always been just as crucial as it’s titular characters. It’s nice to see her get justice alas.
Is Phineas & Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe incredible? No. But it’s hellishly fun. And in a year where so much has been unknown, it was nice to go back to Phineas & Ferb’s endless summer of fun.
Final Thoughts: Phineas & Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe is fantastically fun for the whole family and fans of the original series.