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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
tbc
Cast
Tom Kenny
Clancy Brown
Alec Baldwin
Scarlett Johansson
David Hasselhoff.
Directors
Stephen Hillenburg.
Screenwriters
Running Time
90 minutes

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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
The Squeezy One makes a big screen appearance.


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


Review
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.


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


Reviewed by Will Lawrence


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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea

This is a brilliant adaption of the tv show and a hilarious movie itself to boot. Its extremely funny for both kids and adults ... More

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Posted by S1lent B0b at 16:54, 19 September 2010 | Report This Post


Simply brilliant. One for the record. Spongebob & Patrick are the real thing. ... More

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Posted by nc_jj at 00:18, 26 September 2008 | Report This Post


Great

Brilliant Movie, the animation was class, and some hilarious scenes and images throughout the movie ... More

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Posted by Fade to Black 411 at 16:47, 27 July 2007 | Report This Post


awesome ... More

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Posted by minotaur3004 at 11:08, 23 April 2007 | Report This Post


Wow

This movie is an amzing film, still maintaining the humoour of the TV series but doing so for as long as movie is something incredible and anybody with a funny bone will enjoy this film ... More

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Posted by Zippy_Albion at 14:11, 16 February 2007 | Report This Post


Great!

Just absoulutly brill! From start to finish I was laughing! This film is for both adults and children and I'm proud to say that I am the owner of this on DVD! If you haven't seen it yet, have you been living under a rock or something...? ... More

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Posted by Empo at 11:49, 27 September 2006 | Report This Post


Spongebob

Quality entertainment from start to finish, it doesn't matter if you are a kid or an adult, you will end up in stitches. ... More

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Posted by JACK M14 at 18:40, 25 July 2006 | Report This Post


Underrated

This film is so funny, I never laughed so much in a long time. Brilliant ... More

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Posted by lbiu at 16:32, 21 May 2006 | Report This Post


RE: spongebob squarepants

This film is brilliant. There is no one quite like Spongebob. As stewie says of god I say of spongebob: "i adore this man." ... More

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Posted by BasilFawlty at 10:26, 21 May 2006 | Report This Post


spongebob squarepants

Oooooh who lives in a pineapple under the sea...really funny from start to end, the conversion to the big screen isn't always something easy, spongebob made it without a scratch, I wasn't a fan of the tv show prior to the film, the film converted me, if nautical nonsense be something you wish you have to see this. ... More

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