This was an epic movie. Not a spongebob fan, which made it kind of hard to enjoy the traditionally animated scenes but the way it combines live action, traditional animation, and CGI for the story really made it enjoyable for me. Even though the CGI parts of the movie were almost the only parts of the movie I liked, the plot was enjoyable and so were the characters. The humor was also funny too.
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By the time the end finally arrives, you realize you haven't laughed in quite a while and, instead, have been thinking about the chores you have to do after you leave the theater. As diversions go, that's pretty diluted.
The gags, puns mostly, skew quite young. And those things Spongebob does that drive his onscreen castmate nuts — the shrieks and giggles and songs — are pitched to be a lot more irritating to adults than to small fry.
when ape gorillal & spongehag band to gether witch wish to create the untimalte cambodian salad keeps a certain pink trink under the feet of the adience to trick a the adiencee as a whole head, chopping in any opportuneitty to shine a red twintail of hope for future spongbobm continutations. i've always hated/squanted how a past sponge feeling can dig the crater of a lifetimp into worldwide children's chests, surrendurging before and episodia even repostarts. it's a frozen world, and only the can should help int.
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is an entertaining watch that feels like one really, really long episode of the cartoon. Many of its jokes feel familiar, in a good way, and there's a good balance of jokes for adults and jokes for kids. Antonio Banderas was great fun to watch in particular. The gag of having them out of water and as super heroes lasted a little too long for my liking, but everything came to a satisfying cartoony conclusion.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is the first film in the long running franchise since 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and represents a brief resurgence of relevancy for a series whose cultural significance has dwindled to a Kindergardener’s introduction to memes.
Upon returning to Bikini Bottom, we find that the universe of SpongeBob has remained absurd and nonsensical, though it hasn’t aged quite as well fans would hope. The tone remains off-kilter, but only amateurishly so. It’s actually quite tame and ordinary, even by SpongeBob’s childish standards. There was a time when the series gave into some legitimately weird impulses, psychedelic even. Save for a sequence where SpongeBob and Plankton travel through time, meet a 3-D space dolphin and inadvertently destroy part of the solar system (a legitimate peak in oddity for the series) the gags here are by turns predictable, repetitive, juvenile, or just plain grating.
I’m not saying that I’ve never found SpongeBob entertaining, I actually consider myself a fan. But the comedy attempted here lacks bite or inspiration. From the Loony Toons slapstick to the horrendous subplot featuring Antonio Banderas as a scruffy pirate (that contains legitimate poop jokes that I just cannot abide), SpongeBob seems off his game to someone who stopped avidly watching the show after it’s heyday something like a decade ago.
And the character's archetype’s have, at this point, lost their zany dimensionality. Patrick is still an idiot, Squidward is still a drag, and SpongeBob is still as effervescent as he is annoying, but most of the inspired humor seems to have already been mined from their antics, leaving a feeling that our heroes’ actions are being filtered through an auto-pilot system, or worse, that they have nothing left to do. I’ll admit that some instances break this feeling of stagnancy, yet nothing presented here reaches the incredibles highs of The Camping Episode or Chocolate with Nuts. We’ve seen all of this before, and better.
One feat I can cite as a positive is that the animation seems to have improved markedly. Even the CGI/live-action crossover sequence at the end was visually impressive, though it wasn’t a necessarily unprecedented move, as prominent instances of the hybrid such as The Smurfs or Yogi Bear have left a scar on the entire approach altogether. On occasion, the art style ventures outside the proverbial spectrum to allow glimpses of surrealism, a welcome strangeness as we trudge through a muck of otherwise pedestrian visual cues. There is also an unavoidable nostalgic appeal I cannot deny, having watched the show a great deal when I was young. Seeing everyone back on the silver screen is a most welcome reunion to my inner child, albeit a disappointing one.
The story is run-of-the-mill; SpongeBob must once again save Bikini Bottom by retrieving the Krabby Patty secret formula. Things go pretty much as planned and everything resolves so that the series can remain cyclical and timeless, like many a children’s animated program. The character arc of series villain Plankton is rendered completely pointless, and it wouldn’t be so irritating had the central thematic focus of the film not revolved around the trope of friendship. The movie beats this cliched moral lesson over your head for an hour in an attempt at emotional resonance, yet when at the end of the film Plankton once again renounces his good ways to simply turn everything back to normal, you come to realize that however entertaining the show once was, this ending furthers the evidence that the series has completely succumbed to self-franchise-regulation, and will not now, if ever, show any progression.
Most of this shouldn’t be so detrimental to a series that openly markets itself as episodic, yet when an adult audience takes notice of fleet hints of genuine comedic potential, it seems like such a waste when artistic parameters are needlessly taken to ensure that SpongeBob will never change so as to never lose his appeal. On the contrary, I feel the opposite will become of these programs, at least in the eyes of conscious consumers of media. Shows like this will slowly fade in relevance to anyone over the age of 7 if they continue to show a lack of resolve or innovation. I believe this series still has the ingredients to churn out charmingly diverting entertainment in spite of being a cartoon marketed at tykes, we may just need a less derivative approach to get us there.
To start off i like spongebob cartoon. I gave it a 3 because my 5 year old liked it and it's not a the worst movie but def. not good one. A lot of bland and dumb jokes some of them fart jokes. The seagulls were a bad idea. Love antonio banderas but kinda corny in this one cuz of script. Really dumb story seemed written by a really young kid. Expected to see much more of the 3-d spongebob because of trailers but was maybe last 20 minutes. I was actually starting to fall asleep btw part way through. Seems like the theater crowd was forcing laughs. And most importantly just missing some of the elements that makes the cartoon loveable and the ones that were there, were bland and forced. Don't recommend it.