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YMMV / Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Did Doofenshmirtz-2 really turn evil because he lost that toy train? Or did he have a past so unbelievably traumatic that he blocked it out, and funnels all those negative emotions into the loss of his beloved childhood toy? Or was he a horrible person even as a kid and is just using the train as an excuse?
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The song "Brand New Best Friend", sung by Doof and his 2nd Dimension counterpart. As entertaining as it is, it still fits the criteria for this trope since it comes out of nowhere and is never mentioned again afterwards.
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  • Broken Base: Phineas' characterization in the movie proved to be divisive. Phineas is almost never upset or angry (GET ON THE TRIKE!! notwithstanding); here, he's mad at Perry for half the movie's run time. It's presented as OOC Is Serious Business (he believes his entire bond with his beloved pet was a lie), but to some fans, it came across as cruel, unwarranted, and thoroughly un-Phineas-like.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Of all the 2nd dimension characters, Candace-2 is the most loved. No surprise if you consider that she is a badass Action Girl and just about everything she does is a moment of awesome.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: In fanfic-writing circles, it's not uncommon for the ending to be reversed or flat-out ignored. It isn't that people don't like it (though plenty of fans didn't), but that its Reset Button ending keeps them from exploring so many interesting ideas and premises.
  • Genius Bonus:
    • Or, perhaps, Liberal Arts Major Bonus - Norm's "Get me! I'm a Georgia O'Keeffe painting!"
    • Ornithorhynchus anatinus, the scientific name of the platypus, is among the lyrics of "Everything's Better with Perry".
    • Existentialism trading cards!
      • "I'll trade you two Kafkas for a Dostoevsky." From Buford!
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • Isabella finally planting one on Phineas.
    • Then the sound of the Amensia-Inator hitting would a Most Wonderful Sound, for those who aren't Phinabella fans.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: The video game adaptation of this film is not only very enjoyable to play, but also has all the original voice actors, humor that could have come straight out of the show itself, and a seriously cool song to go with it.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: What? No Vanessa (Original and Parallel) and/or Parallel Stacy? No Parallel Stacy is even more of one when you realize that her absence is justified since Parallel Candace's "growing up" so fast probably made it so that she never met her world's Stacy, which makes the plot an even bigger waste because Original Candace and Stacy never bring that up or reflect on it.
    • In a way, they already used that plot with Parallel Jeremy (While she did meet him, she thought of him purely as a soldier, rather than a possible friend or boyfriend like she would have had she not had to grow up so fast.) Throwing in the same thing with Stacy would have wasted time without adding much.
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    • And there was going to be a few scenes with both original and parallel Vanessa, but they had to cut them out due to timing. You can watch said deleted scenes on the DVD. Alleviated in the sequel episode, in which a major part of the episode continues off of parallel Vanessa's missing scene.
    • You'd think Phineas would recognize Perry's lair and realize Ferb didn't build it, but no!
    • Ferb's role is pretty downplayed, and he doesn't really respond to the fact that Perry has (to their information) betrayed him just as much as Phineas. Similarly, he doesn't do much in the final battle, showing up after everything is already done.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: People are supposed to feel bad for Phineas when he's understandably angry at Perry for keeping his identity a secret, but he comes off as an ungrateful Jerkass who cruelly disowns Perry by kicking him out into the cruel, cold world and entering the house like nothing happened.
  • What an Idiot!: Lampshaded in-universe. Our Doof once built an army of robots just like Doof-2, except he 1) installed self-destruct switches and 2) placed them on the bottom of their feet so no one would be able to reach them. One step later and...


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