In 1999, the iconic show known as Spongebob Squarepants made the youth of our generation laugh. As a kid show, it has stayed strong yet the show lost strength after its 3rd season. (A.K.A the initial final season of Spongebob) After season three, two things happened with the first being “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. (2004)”
This 2004 feature was insanely funny and obviously a huge success. Seasons 4 and 5 had their moments, but then after new writers and betrayals of the formulas and storytelling which made Spongebob funny seasons 6-10 were disasters. The led to the discontinuation in 2012/2013.
In 2015, after what seemed to be the death of Spongebob, The originals team back up for one last animated feature. I walked in to the theaters curious of whether I would be experiencing nostalgia of a train wreck, the film itself was neither. So, for lack of spoilers, I will say what I loved and what I hated about the film.
The film felt disjointed and goofy but stayed true to what made the original Spongebob episodes great. The mix of animation themes kept the film surreal and its self-aware humor keeps its audience range wide.
The main problem with this movie is its desperate attempt to outdo it predecessor which can beoverlooked due to the fact that the energetic and overall insane antics proof to work. The film ran a little long and some scenes were completely dry from humor. Still this film revived the charm of Spongebob in this unique tale of the end. Overall Rating: 6 Patrick Stars out of 10.
- The film kept the same random flow as the episodes of the first three seasons, yet still kept multiple lessons throughout.
- The movie progressed like “Crank,” every time it feel like it was about to fade off something new and exciting happened.
- Something the first three seasons of Spongebob did really well was references, this film had plenty most memorable was when plankton entered Spongebob mind and we had a mix between “Team Fortress 2” (Pyro’s imagination) and “The Shining” (Come play with us…)
- They brought back “My leg!”
- Everything about the apocalypse was pure gold.
- It kept most of the film underwater.
- The songs except for its original theme were forgettable and eye rolling… not even “Epic Rap Battles of History” could be appreciated in these circumstances.
- The main villain Burgerbeard was probably one of dumbest villains in a while…he was a simple one joke character about food trucks.
- The superhero and live action parts were the least enjoyable; luckily that’s only 1/3 of the movie.
- They killed off Karen…to pull of a series of lame jokes
- 3D figures did not look as appealing as the former 2D characters even out of the water environment.
- Climax is played out.