By: Daphne Mendez
The spirit of the SpongeBob television show remains true in the movie. Just like in the show, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is cheerful with random jokes and enjoyable plot twists. The humor has definitely not changed and keeps viewers entertained.
The amusing movie will have children intrigued when SpongeBob goes on a mission to recover a stolen recipe known as the Krabby Patty Formula, which leads to him jumping out of the water and battling the villainous pirate who has stolen it. SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton, who he first thought had stolen the recipe, are now working together to retrieve it.
Patrick, Sandy, Mr.Krabbs, and Squidward come along for the ride and see how life is above sea level. They meet new people and new animated characters such as talking dolphins and seagulls. The movie, however, did not take place out of the water as much as it showed in the movie trailers.
Some of the scenes in the movie were a mess and didn’t add up; like how SpongeBob and his friends can magically come out of water and breathe air with no problem at all.
Above sea level, life isn’t that great or interesting; until the characters read a magical book that makes stories come true. SpongeBob and his friends then became 2D superheros.
Paul Tibbitt, the director of the movie, put a lot of odd obstacles in the plot of the movie, such as the stolen recipe and superhero theme.
In the movie SpongeBob’s voiceover is by Tom Kenny, Patrick’s voiceover is by Bill Fagerbakke, Squidward’s voiceover is by Roger Bumpass, Plankton’s voiceover is by Douglas Osowski, and Sandy’s voiceover is by Carol Lawrence. The characters’ voiceovers are by the same people who were involved with the first SpongeBob movie.
The new SpongeBob movie is rated PG with a run time of 92 minutes. The movie deserves three out of five stars because of the unusual plot, goofy jokes and its suitability to all ages, but it doesn’t deserve five stars because of its corniness and how some parts in the movie were boring and dragged. Overall the movie was not that bad and kept the viewer’s attention when the characters were in action.