The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – Review


Jesse Johnson, Columnist

Since debuting on the small screen 16 years ago and starring in his first big-screen film in 2004, SpongeBob SquarePants bounces out of the TV once again to bring us a brand new film.

Much like the first film installment of everyone’s favorite sea-sponge, “The SpongeBob Movie” keeps the hand-drawn Bikini Bottom setting in play, while putting a fresh, computer animated spin on SpongeBob SquarePants and his shenanigans with his many friends.

In the film, SpongeBob is enlisted by Mr. Krabs to protect the super-secret Krabby Patty recipe from Plankton. But much to everyone’s surprise, Plankton wasn’t the one who took it this time; the antagonist this time is Burger Beard, an above water pirate played by Antonio Banderas, the person you wouldn’t necessarily expect to be cast in a SpongeBob film.

Much like the show, the film features puns and trippy cut-scenes that don’t necessarily follow the plot, but they’re thrown in for good fun.

Even in 2015, the creators of “SpongeBob SquarePants” can still reel in a crowd with a movie full of laughs that puts the yellow hero through scenario after scenario and eventually lets him come out the victor.

While it is very strange seeing SpongeBob and his friends in our world above the sea, it’s fresh to see that the creators have finally thought of an appropriate way to answer what every child has asked since seeing the show: “Will SpongeBob ever come out of the ocean?” If you’re like myself and wanted to see how this new film stood toe to toe with the show or even the first film, I would recommend seeing “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”.