Are you ready, kids? The reviews for ‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ are in, and we can tell you if it’s worth watching Spongebob come out of his pineapple under the sea to conquer land!
Spongebob Square Pants is finally on the big screen, and HollywoodLife.com has rounded up the reviews from top critics about whether Spongebob’s latest adventure is a must-see! The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water features an outlandish adventure of Spongebob teaming up with adversary Plankton to battle a pirate for the recipe of Krabby Patties. Is it worth the watch?
‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water’ Reviews:
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob, of course! But in the new film, we don’t spend too much time down in Bikini Bottom, because Spongebob goes on a land-filled mission! But does the beloved sea creature and his friends have an adventure worth tuning in for? Here’s what critics are saying!
The opening makes little sense and what follows makes less. If there’s a narrative structure, I missed it — the story line is slipshod and shambolic. The few song fragments are punishingly discordant, and it’s visually an eyesore — a kaleidoscope of bright, mismatched colors, and in 3-D, too, to guarantee you’ll get a headache. It’s big, loud, choppy, in-your-face, and absolutely, positively glorious. Second time’s the charm.
Zany and zippy as you’d expect, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” remains true to the surrealism of its animated television roots. But it also tries to force a live-action element which isn’t as comfortable a fit as a certain pair of symmetrical trousers. If you’re a fan of the “SpongeBob SquarePants” series—which has been a multimillion-dollar juggernaut for Nickelodeon for the past 15 years—you’ll be happy that all the elements that give the show its distinctive voice remain intact.
…while less fluid and fresh than its 2004 predecessor, the new film displays enough nutty writing and sheer brio to confirm the stamina of its enduring and skillfully voiced characters. Puns run rampant, but the underwater wonderland remains wondrous for the willful banality of its misshapen populace, including SpongeBob’s friends, like Patrick the Homer Simpsonesque starfish, Sandy the squirrel and Gary the snail (who take on new roles in the post-apocalyptic crisis).
All of the strangely charming cartoony undersea nonsense of SpongeBob that’s delighted kids and stoners for year comes to the surface in “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” Prepare to giggle. What saves the film is that it is also packed to the gills with the classic slapstick sweetness that makes SpongeBob — in or out of water, on big screen or small — hard not to laugh at and love at least a little. Giggle, giggle.
Optimistic yellow softie SpongeBob SquarePants returns with a goofy gag-filled surf-and-turf romp that will entertain adults with its ridiculous lunacy as it delights kids with colourful fun. It’s trippy and free-form, and fans will be pleased to know SpongeBob’s wide-eyed optimism remains untainted, although you couldn’t blame him for becoming a dried-out version of himself with all that’s about to go on in his Bikini Bottom home.
HollywoodLifers, tell us — now that you’ve read the reviews, will you be seeing The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water? Tell us below!
— Julianne Ishler