The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Review

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SpongeBob goes on a mission to defend the good name of his boss, and retrieve King Neptune's stolen crown.

★★★★

The yellow sponge, his rectilinear pantaloons and his buddy Patrick (a starfish) drive their sandwich on a mission to rescue Neptune's crown. Absorbing the half-witted irreverence that's made him a TV favourite, the perky parazoan from Bikini Bottom exposes plenty of cheek in his first feature-length adventure.

The story, in a clamshell, sees the yellow sponge, his rectilinear pantaloons and his buddy Patrick (a starfish) drive their sandwich on a mission to rescue Neptune's crown. With a surreal sense of silliness, the duo impart the message that it's okay to be a kid, though, aware that much of the audience is made up of students and stoners, SpongeBob's slapstick sea-larking washes away any sentiment. Sadly, he can't maintain his capering and the introduction of real humans sees the sponge-fun dry up.

A film for kids, students, stoners, anyone who enjoys a break from reality.