The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is 93 minutes of pure joy for SpongeBob lovers but for the rest of us, it is surprisingly tolerable.
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A pirate called Burger Beard, played by Antonio Banderas, sets sail in the search for treasure. He finds a magic book that can make anything he writes come true but a seagull does not like the ending of the story and tears a page out, dropping it in the sea.Burger Beard must do whatever it takes to get the page back, even if it means stealing it.
When the secret formula for Krabby Patties disappears from the Patty Vault, everyone think Plankton, voiced by Douglas Lawrence, stole it to finally make Chum Bucket successful and put Krusty Krab out of business. Mr. Krabs, voiced by Clancy Brown, loves money and this totally upsets his life. Squidward, voiced by Rodger Bumpass, is a cashier at the Krusty Krab who has one of the funniest lines in the movie. SpongeBob, voiced by Tom Kenny, turns from a fry cook at the Krusty Krab into no ordinary hero when his team must rise from the Pacific Ocean to the surface to our world and face the ultimate battle to save the underwater city of Bikini Bottom.
Patrick Star, voiced by Bill Fagerbakke, is easily distracted by ice cream but Sandy Cheeks, voiced by Carolyn Lawrence, is an adventurous type who is ready to save their world even if she cannot breathe in it.
SpongeBob fans will without a doubt love this movie but it is the ones who do not go willingly that will be surprised to find themselves laughing along with the audience. There are a few references adults will catch that go right over a child’s head but there are still plenty of opportunities full of amusement.
There are two reasons to see SpongeBob: Antonio Banderas. For an admitted non-fan of SpongeBob, Antonio Banderas makes the movie enjoyable and worth sitting through.
As movies go, this one is not one of my favorites only because I’ve avoided SpongeBob like measles but I will possibly see this movie again since my boys loved it and if you sat next to me in the theatre you would have heard me laughing. It is funny and dare I say that I may be changing my mind about SpongeBob, just not the song. Next time I see this movie I will be the annoying person who leaves movies right before the ending just to avoid hearing the theme song, even if I miss Antonio Banderas as Painty the Pirate.
[quote]SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.[/quote]
Release date: February 6, 2015
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is rated PG for mild action and rude humor.
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