SpongeBob Film

Edmund Luciano, Reporter

There is a kid in all of us and we all have our favorite cartoons. It is safe to say that some of our favorite cartoons must be SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob has been around for over a decade now and most of this generation has grown up with the energetic sponge. The movie is well fitting of the TV series as well as a great sequel to the original SpongeBob movie. It’s really a story that couldn’t be told in just 30 minutes on TV.

A big portion of the movie was live action. This is when real actors are used to film on a live set, compared to the typical SpongeBob animation. Taking up a good portion of the movie, it was something that was seen briefly in the original movie with David Hasselhoff’s boat scene at the end. The live action was mixed with scenes of regular animation as well. Antonio Banderas played Burger-Beard the pirate in the live action section. One fan of movie on opening night, Carlos Grande had this to say, “[The live action] was really good, I thought the whole movie was going to be like in the real world, but it had a lot of animation still in it which I really liked. It had a really good balance between the two styles which I didn’t expect.”

The plot of the film was very standard. It was very much like the first, with SpongeBob having to go on a adventure to save Bikini Bottom. Except this time he teams up with Plankton the evil arch nemesis of the Krusty Krab, which is the main eating establishment in Bikini Bottom. Burger-Beard steals a magic book that can rewrite history and he gets a hold of the Krabby Patty recipe and SpongeBob and Plankton get accused of stealing it. This leads to SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward to go get the recipe back with the help of the mystic dolphin, Bubbles, who gives them superpowers and the ability to breath on land to fight Burger-Beard. “My favorite moment was when the dolphin guy gave them all superpowers.

I especially enjoyed SpongeBob and his bubble head and how he used it against the pirate guy,” said one viewer, Charles Bungay, talking about the strengths from Bubbles.

There were also some cool guest actors in the film, such as Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter from the Epic Rap Battles of History. There was also a nice surprise with a rap battle written by the pair of rappers between the Seagulls of the film and Bubbles.

This film is great for all ages. It has a wide plethora of comedy, drama, and adventure. It also has good lessons for kids in teamwork, with a song about it much like the original F.U.N. song. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was released on February 6th and is still in theatres to be watched in standard 2D or 3D for an additional fee.