Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Well that would, of course, be Sponge Bob Square Pants along with his many under seas friends all of whom live luxuriously on a steady flow of crabby patties. But one day this animated bunch comes face to face with the horror of losing their crabby patty supply. That harsh reality pulls the whole bunch out of the water and on to the land where, for the first time I can recall, they come face to foot with that truly weird species, humans.
This is a 92 minutes adventure comedy that does provide a fair degree of entertainment and laughter. It even has a rather intriguing group of voice actors including Antonio Bandaras, Tim Conway and Eddie Deezen to name but a few.
The set up or beginning if you prefer all takes place in the natural habitat of Sponge Bob and his friends, under the sea. That, in my opinion, is just a bit too long and convoluted. Once the show moves above the water line and on shore to locations in both Georgia and Hawaii the level of levity increases pleasantly. Ultimately justice prevails and the entire group of undersea buddies return to their home with a secure supply of crabby patties for the foreseeable future.
For me The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Bob Out of Water was a few strokes short of a hit. However, I freely acknowledge that the movie is designed for children I would say age 10 and under. I am, however, a well into geezerdom so I am well out of the target demographic. I knew this upfront so I took the precaution of bringing my highly qualified Kid’s movie reviewing assistant, the grandest of grand daughters, Somaya with me to assure I could deliver a full, complete and on point review.
In the final analysis and per the words of Somaya, the movie SpongeBob Out of Water was “funny.” I dug for more but that was about all she was willing to release, “Lolo, that was funny.” Okay so not exactly an in depth study but it suffices as an excellent review supplement for the crowd the film was designed to reach. Folks, it is funny.
It was written by Glenn Berger and Jonathan Aibel and directed by Paul Tibbitt. One does wonder about the thought process that creates a talking walking sponge that eats crab cakes. But then again for decades we have had a mouse named Mickey and Duck named Donald and they both talk and they are both very entertaining. They appeal is to younger children but for them it is a hit.
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