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Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Hilarious movie combines the best of two cartoon worlds.

Movie G 2013 137 minutes
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Mix the comic genius of Phineas and Ferb with the timeless appeal of the Marvel characters and you have a hilarious, hands-down winner that's as fun for parents as it is for grade-schoolers. The trouble starts with the heroes suddenly losing their powers, which is worrisome for all of two seconds before the riotous repercussions set in. How to transport a hammer that's just too heavy for now-average-strength Thor to carry? Who will scale walls now that Spider-Man's stick is gone? And what to do with Iron Man, whose suit goes on the fritz when his powers shut down? When Phineas and Ferb step in to help, things don't exactly go as planned (no surprise there), and hysterical chaos ensues. And that's just half the story. Meanwhile, across town, an oblivious Doofenshmirtz is stringing along a nefarious foursome; Perry the Platypus (Dee Bradley Baker) has joined forces with Marvel's Nick Fury (Chi McBride) to quietly upend the bad guys; Candace takes it upon herself to set the whole mess straight; and musical montages tie it all together.

Clearly Mission Marvel leans a bit more heavily to the Phineas and Ferb side than it does to the Marvel side, in light of its constant comedy and hometown setting. Yes, there are some good-vs.-evil showdowns, but they're not the caliber you'll find in a straight superhero cartoon. Ultimately, though, that's easily forgotten in light of the story's hilariously clever twist on the norm for both of these casts.

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