The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

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(out of 5)


Come on, who doesn’t love a fry cook who lives at the bottom of the ocean, wears a funky pair of cardboard pants and gets hammered on ice cream sundaes? It’s the kind of cinematic hero I’ve dreamt of for years! SpongeBob, that delightful cartoon character who has been charming children and adults on television, gets his own feature film and it’s a winner. Our rectangular hero is mortified when he finds out that the managerial promotion he’d been dying to get at the restaurant where he works actually goes to someone else, so he and best pal Patrick the Starfish go on a bender at Goofy Goober’s ice cream parlour. The next day, King Neptune shows up and accuses SpongeBob’s boss Mr. Krab of stealing his crown, the one that hides his bald spot, freezing Mr. Krab and shutting down his business for good. What nobody knows is that the evil, jealous Plankton has framed Mr. Krab in order to steal his business for his own restaurant, The Chum Bucket. SpongeBob and Patrick decide to prove to their peers that they are not the incompetent children that everyone thinks them to be, and set out for the forbidden “Shell City” to recover the king’s crown and save Mr. Krab from execution. Delightful voice work by  as the ever likeable SpongeBob, as the evil villain,  as the wise Princess Mindy and a hilarious  as King Neptune add much to the fun, but it is the screenplay’s loopy humour that is most memorable (and the film’s short running time that is most appreciable—you can only handle the sugary animation for so long). As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a cameo by  in the live-action sections that proves once and for all his cult status as King of Saturday afternoon television. Watch it with the whole family, or watch it alone, it’s a great time.


USA, 2004

Directed by

Story by Stephen Hillenburg, Screenplay by , , Stephen Hillenburg, , , , based on the television series by Stephen Hillenburg

Cinematography by 

Produced by , Stephen Hillenburg,

Music by ,

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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