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posted: Oct 08, 2007
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In contrast to the first movie, An Extremely Goofy Movie is more like an extended episode of Goof Troop than a genuine movie. It's on this level that it's modestly entertaining. An Extremely Goofy Movie is erroneous in that it shows college as being nothing more than an elevated high school with just as many cliques. The only thing that saves this movie is the presence of Sylvia. In short, I love her character and find her to be very cute and attractive. I love her disco dance with Goofy. Some of the one liners have that Goof Troop cleverness too. Other than that, it's just an average film.

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posted: Oct 05, 2007
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An Extremely Goofy Movie is one the most worthy sequels ever. All the things that were so wonderful about the first one, are still there.
So, Max’s college campus might not be very realistic. It sure makes you want to go there yourself. I miss Roxanne and wish she would at least make an appearance, but then again, I suppose it’s actually fairly realistic that she wouldn’t also end up going to the same college as Max (he’s already lucky enough to be roommates with his best friends PJ and Max.) I don’t know why they just forgot about her entirely, but how many people in high school get together and then break up? At any rate, she is at least replaced with two excellent new characters who help us miss her presence just a bit less: Sylvia Marpole, Goofy’s librarian love interest who adores all things 80s and has a wild side you’d never expect, and the profound Java Bean café poet known simply as “the beret girl,” who winds up with PJ.

Max’s Gamma rival, Bradley Uppercrust III, is very clearly not a human as someone said; well, he’s a humanoid doggish-type-thing, as they all are, but he’s no more human than anyone else.
Overall, this movie delivers just as much goodness as the first, as Goofy and Max rediscover their love for each other.

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posted: Jan 10, 2006
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It seems like a common believe that when you're a fan of the first Goofy movie then you dislike the sequel. For me, that's not true. I admit that I like the original more than this DTV, but AN EXTREMELY GOOFY MOVIE is still a lot of fun and I emphasise 'a lot'. There are many nice jokes and I think this film offers great animation - keep in mind that it's not a theatrical release.
Like the first Goofy movie this one came along exactly at the right time. Right now I'm using it as a motivation to go to collage (Goofy's speech about not losing the focus really helps me)... silly me. Anyway, AN EXTREMELY GOOFY MOVIE is perhaps my favourite Disney DTV. I hope they produce another one even it's kinda hard to imagine what parts of Max's life Goofy can mess up in the future.

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posted: Jan 23, 2005
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I had fewer problems with this movie than Athena. It's not as good as 'A Goofy Movie', but it didn't have me scurrying for the remote either (and then discovering it was the air-conditioner remote, which happens more often than it should).

There are some problems and inconsistencies, though. In some ways this is a replay of the 'Goofy trying to get close to Max, and Max wanting nothing to do with him' premise of the first movie - which means that it suffers from 'Balto 2 Syndrome' - i.e. it undermines the resolution of the first film.

Still, if you can get over that, the rest of the film is reasonable. Goofy gets fired, just after Max goes off to college, and has to follow him back to school to complete his degree and get another job. The two are thrown together, to Max's horror, in a plot that revolves around the College Games, and the hero-worshipping of skateboarders.

Now this was pretty alien to me, too, but everything about the American school system is alien to me. We don't have frat houses, or pledge pins, or sports scholarships, and it's all just like something from another universe to me, so I was prepared to suspend disbelief. I've also seen enough skateboard-mad college age kids (though not admittedly skateboarding AT college) that I could roll along with that, or perhaps assume that it was a parody of that subculture.

The thing that I couldn't understand was, why was everyone mortified when Goofy turns up in 70's flares and wearing an afro, when the current college cool in the film is even more retro than that - 50's beat poetry, no less? I jut couldn't understand what that whole beat thing was about. It made no sense at all.

At least one thing is finally cleared up. A couple of times characters definately refer to each other as dogs, so we can assume that Goofy is indeed a canine after all. But then, why does the leader of the opposing frat house appear to almost certainly be a human? There were no humans in the first Goofy movie, and I assumed that everyone in that universe was of the same species. In fact, come to think of it, there's a bear in this film as well.

One other thing that pulled this film out of the potential mess it could have been is that Goofy got in a bit more of the old-fashioned slapstick - like the incident which gets him fired at the toy company - which was always his forte, and which, if you think about it, explains why he's apparently so good at sports. Like Roger Rabbit said, "Nobody can take the knocks like Goofy", and it doesn't take that big a leap of imagination to turn an out of control slapstick stunt into a freeform skateboard routine.


Oh, one little touch I liked. In one scene there's a digital clock showing 10.16. You can only just see it, but in a shot a little later, it's showing 10.19. That's a trivial thing, but ultimately gives you a clue as to how serious about the movie the director is. Would Miyazaki miss something like that? Of course not. Would Don Hertzfeldt? Well, the clock would probably just explode or turn into a dog or something, but you get my point. Or maybe not.

If you liked the first movie, you might like this one. It's not great, but as a sequel to what was essentially a Disney B-movie spin-off from a TV series, it could have been worse.

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posted: Oct 06, 2003
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A disappointing sequel to a great movie. Some of the best elements of the "A Goofy Movie"--the original songs, the goofy antics--are just not found in this film. Most of the music is ripped from pop culture, which is appropriate in some cases like the disco scene between Sylvia and Goofy, but I found I still missed the musical numbers that made the first Goofy movie so enjoyable. Also, the first Goofy movie had a great deal of 'heart' in the story while still perserving Goofy's wild antics and well-meaning blunders. In the sequel, Goofy's classic antics have been stripped away to leave a sad-soul of a father who is mourning the absence of his son. Very heart-warming to be sure, but I found I couldn't believe that Goofy could be such a competent disco dancer or boyfriend.

That was the other major problem I had with this film. I was in university when I first watched this film and I couldn't help but look at the so-called college lifestyle that Max and his friends were suppose to be experiencing without mentally going "You've got to be kidding me." Maybe university is different in the states than it is in Canada, but there are no 'frat wars' here and students certainly aren't 'wowed' by skateboards. The lady beat poet was amusing but I found the 'snapping fingers applause' a little corny--maybe I just haven't been to enough classy cafés. When I watched A Goofy Movie I had just graduated from high school and I could at least recognize some of the caricatures of the high school students in the people I just recently grew up with, but I found nothing in the college lifestyle of these students that I could connect with myself.

My advice--rent the original, skip the sequel.