Starring: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Antonio Banderas
Director: Paul Tibbitt
Running Time: 93 mins
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water is an American film and the sequel to The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie. After the Krabby Patty formula is stolen by a surface-dwelling pirate, Bikini Bottom descends into the apocalypse, leaving SpongeBob and Plankton to team up and save the day.
This film is totally insane. Whilst the first movie had both a good story and a lot of fun jokes, this is simply an extended TV episode, with even more madness than you would normally come to expect from SpongeBob, and it does provide for a lot of laughs, even though it makes next to no sense.
The main thing to say then, is that it will be tough for people who aren’t fans of the show to watch and enjoy this. The first film is a lot easier and accessible, because it’s a bit more conventional, so if you want to try out a SpongeBob movie, go for that one first, then try this, because the level of insanity takes a little bit of getting used to.
Honestly, watching parts of this film is like taking hallucinogens or something. It’s full of bright colours, energetic characters, and complete nonsense every which way you look, and although that can be a little annoying at times, it’s a rapid-fire and crazy enough feel to make for a properly enjoyable film.
In terms of the story, it’s a little bit weak and basically as nonsensical as the comedy, with some wavering plot lines that don’t follow through, and a slightly confusing final act that really doesn’t settle well for the first few minutes of watching it.
That being said, however, this is an excellently funny movie which kids and all fans of the show will likely love for its energy and zeal, so the strength of the story isn’t particularly important when it comes to enjoying this film to the full, so that’s why it gets a 7.5 from me.