My opinion right after watching movie
My opinion right after watching the film is that while I somewhat enjoyed it, there are a lot of cliches in the film, and the characters are extremely repetitive. There was definitely some effort put into it, but certain things are just too corny to ignore.
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The film starts with Max (Jason Marsden) preparing to leave to go to college with his friends PJ (Rob Paulsen) and Bobby (Pauly Shore), wanting to join a skateboard club. Goofy (Bill Farmer) is saddened about all of this, while Pete (Jim Cummings) cannot wait to get rid of his son. After Max rushed out of the house, Goofy goes to his job at the factory, too distracted by his empty nest syndrome to perform well. He screws up profusely, ruins stuff in the factory, and is ultimately fired.
This of course pisses off the Gamma, who storms out of the cafe that they are in, and causes them to prepare for the Skating Games. Goofy goes to an employment agency, and they tell him that the only way they can help him get a job is if he goes back to college.
Max is completely shocked when Goofy shows up into his class, especially with him wearing clothes from the 1970s. He is hugging up on Max and stuff, but it is embarrassing for him to wander with Goofy in campus, learning that he is there for a year, since he was fired and can’t get a job. We get a montage song of Nowhere to Run of Goofy embarrassing his son, and trying to spend as much time with him as possible.
So Goofy becomes a full fledged member of the sorority, and it is time for the first round of the Gamma Games. Bradley decides to cheat in the round, which helps Goofy do extremely well (though Goofy is really clumsy), and caused Max to screw up immensely. When everyone cheers Goofy on, Max snaps at him, and tells him to get his own life. This causes Goofy to screw up and fail his test (he did not write one thing), since he was having a nightmare about his strained relationship with Max.
Max’s dramatic ass wants to drop out of the school, and transferring, since he hates that he is not getting any attention. Max is not a good son, and has always been selfish, so this is nothing new. Sylvia is pissed off at Goofy, since she set up a congratulations dinner for him, and he did not show up at all. Goofy apologizes, saying that he failed his test, and was too focused on Max, telling her that she means a lot to him, which of course causes her to forgive him.
So we are at the climax, where the two teams face off. Bradley tells Max that his father was cut from the team. They start, and of course one of Max’s members are sabotaged, with their team facing possible disqualification. Max begs Goofy to be the final member of the team (how unexpected), and of course he joins. After some more attempted sabotage (like a fire), Max’s team wins. Goofy graduates, and jokes to Max about getting a job at the school, but he realizes that he needs his own life. Goofy drives off with his new girlfriend.
The characters are really nothing special. The returning ones are the same old, same old, the minor characters are too unimportant for me to elaborate on in this section, and the new characters are decent enough….. Eh.
The animation is actually pretty nice. While the style is nothing special, the characters, backgrounds, etc definitely have some detail and the right coloring and lining. A lot better than the others in this canon, but nothing special.
When it comes to the music, it is the typical 80s and 90s music, and it was not really memorable when they sang. I guess it did its job fine, but I barely remember the score or the songs.
Reception at Release
So this film was released on February 29th, 2000, it was not as hated as the other sequels, though there are man that did not care for it. It did win the award for Best Animated Home Video Film at the Annie awards. It received mixed reviews when it came to the critical reception.
The reception this film has today is that absolutely no one talks about it, so…. it must not be good if no one is speaking about the film.
27.5/40 = 69%