Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water Review

Alex Price, Managing Editor

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Spongebob Squarepants has always been a zany and wacky character, exciting kids and adults around the world with his funny adventures in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom. However, with the new Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water movie, Spongebob’s adventures take a turn for the superheroic. Will this make for a good movie? Maybe. But Spongebob’s new adventure is definitely entertaining.

The movie’s premise centers around the famous Krabby Patty formula being stolen, once again, but this time by a pirate from the surface looking to capitalize on the juicy secret formula that fuels the Patty’s deliciousness. The absence of the secret formula sends Bikini Bottom into a frenzy, with Plankton and Spongebob having to team up to find the secret formula once again and calm all of Bikini Bottom. The story has a musical number, numerous time travel sequences, a talking dolphin overlord of the universe, and superhero versions of the main characters. It’s a zany time for sure.

Sponge out of Water starts out in the normal 2D animation like most Spongebob TV episodes, and stays like that until the last act of the movie. The 3D animation/live action mix is present in the last act, and is arguably the weakest part of the movie. However, this movie is still a ton of fun. It’s a interesting and energetic adventure from the first scene to the last scene, and will entertain kids and even the adults who accompany them.

“The movie was really fun, and I enjoyed it a lot as a longtime fan of Spongebob,” said Jade Holder (11).

“There’s so much to love about the movie, it just has to be seen.” said Jack Frazier (11)

“The movie had one of my favorite songs in it, the Ecstasy of Gold, and made me laugh a lot.” said Jacob Bozicevic (11)

This movie isn’t at the caliber level of a Pixar film, and will not present deeper meaning other than the next undersea joke, but will entertain nonetheless with many stand out scenes that are as quotable as funny. Especially, fans of the original series will enjoy the subtle callbacks throughout the movie to famous jokes in the series.

Spongebob has always been a good time, regardless of the quality of humor in the series or its one previous movie. Going into this movie, expect Spongebob and don’t expect a grand animation movie a-la Pixar or Studio Ghibli. The movie is wildly entertaining, and a thrill ride of comedy all the way through.

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