The kids and I watched an early screening of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water last weekend. My kids enjoyed it. Me, not so much. It wasn’t an awful film, but I almost fell asleep in a few places. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Paramount Animation) will open in theaters this Friday. Continue reading to learn five things about the animated film.
Five Things About The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
It’s a story about a stolen recipe
Plankton is up to no good. Like usual, he’s trying to steal the secret Krabby Patty recipe. He almost gets away with it, but then the recipe magically disappears. All the patties are gone too. Soon everyone in Bikini Bottom goes crazy. SpongeBob SquarePants and a few other teammates follow the trail of the missing recipe, which leads them to our world (live action). SpongeBob and his team eventually track down the culprit, but he’s too powerful for them. The team has to find a way to get the recipe back, but they are not sure how.
SpongeBob has super powers
As you can see in the movie poster, some of the characters in the film look different. That’s because the main characters gained superpowers near the end of the movie. For instance, SpongeBob had some sort of bubbles power (don’t ask), Patrick had ice cream power (he’s still useless), Mr. Krabs had Ironman-type of armour, and Plankton was Hulk-like.
It’s like watching a very long episode of Sponge Bob
I didn’t hate the movie, but I didn’t like it either. Watching the movie was like watching a very long episode of the TV show. If your kids are cooped up in the house all day, going to the theater is a nice break for them. Otherwise, you can save yourself some money and watch it on DVD in a few months.
The SpongeBob Movie features Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas played the part of Burger-Beard the pirate, one of the live-action characters in the film. I almost didn’t recognize him, but his voice gave him away. The film also featured the voices of Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants / Gary the Snail), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles), Thomas F. Wilson (Ben Tweedy), Slash (Jerry Vandergeld), Christopher Backus (Captain Burger-Beard Sr.), Frankie Muniz (cop), Jesica Ahlberg (tanning woman), Brittany Elizabeth Williams (ice cream beach girl), Kaitlyn Ervin (college coed / beach jogger), Sirena Irwin (mom), Mim Drew (cop), and Cooper Barnes (cop). The movie was directed by Paul Tibbitt.
Sponge Out of Water is rated PG
The 100-minute animated movie is rated PG. The rating is mainly for the fighting scenes and some bathroom humor.