The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water

When a devious pirate Antonio Banderas steals the formula to the Krabby Patty the land of Bikini Bottom is turned upside down. SpongeBob and his arch nemesis Plankton must team up, put their differences behind them and fight to get back the formula.

Everyone knew going into the SpongeBob movie what they were getting. A plot that is momentarily present, a pun level equal to that of Airplane and continual trajectories into the extremely surreal. Although I have to say it was probably a bit weirder than I actually expected. But while it often makes less than no sense, it is always very funny and to be honest that is all that really matters.

It is all over the place, it contains none of the narrative vigour of attention to detail in recent children’s instant classics Shaun the Sheep and Paddington, but on the humour front it holds its own admirably. While the adverts and the posters would all lead you to believe that the main plot point is the main characters moving out of the water, actually the bulk of the movie (and all of the best scenes) are set in the standard two dimensional format of the TV series.

Overall, the SpongeBob movie is much more a pure comedy than other children’s movies out at the moment. So if you are ready just to accept the weird and wonderful world of everyone’s favourite talking sponge, there are some proper belly laughs to be had.

7/10

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