Time again for a short
So, tonight, I'm going to talk about a TV movie. Not just any TV movie but a Disney Channel made for TV movie. This is
PHINEAS & FERB ACROSS THE 2ND DIMENSION
Now, let me explain. I actually like the show Phineas & Ferb, it's the only Disney Channel show that's actually a lot of fun to watch. Unlike all those really bad live action sitcoms they keep putting on.
I guess why I like Phineas & Ferb comes down to two things. One, it's like a kid appropriate version of Family Guy and two, it's kind of reminiscent to what I watched when I was growing up in the 90s with the Nickelodeon cartoons like Rocko's Modern Life and the early Spongebob Squarepants. It's not a show for everyone but I still enjoy it.
And now, there's a movie for the series and...well, let's talk about it.
Perry's worst fear comes true when Phineas and Ferb finds out that he is in fact Secret Agent P, but that soon pales in comparison during a trip to the 2nd dimension where Perry finds out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is truly evil and successful.
Basically, this follows the same format as many movies based on TV shows which end up becoming basically an extended episode of the series the film is based on. You take characters out of their normal environment and take them somewhere they've never been before only to have a huge climax at the end. It's been done numerous times in films like The Rugrats Movie, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, The Simpsons Movie, and a billion and six more films based on TV shows. Most of the time, they work fine, most are never perfect, but they are fun. And that's what Phineas & Ferb Across The 2nd Dimension is like.
The animation is so-so, you have the typical animation you see on the series but whenever an action sequence happens, the animation looks really nice and fluent. There are some really funny jokes and some great meta and self referential humor and even some of the songs are not too bad.
Phineas & Ferb Across The 2nd Dimension is basically an extended episode of the series but there's nothing wrong with that as long as it's entertaining and it is. I would never say this is Full Price material but if you're at home and the movie is playing on TV, definitely check it out. Bottom line, if you're a fan of Phineas & Ferb, you'll definitely like it but if you're not, I still think you'll enjoy it. I give it a very high