SpongeBob Squarepants Movie, The
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Everywhere you turn, there is SpongeBob. T-shirts, toys, lunchboxes, and boxers. Then when you leave my house house, he is still everywhere. Honestly, I do own some boxers. (They fit snuggly.)
SpongeBob has blown up. Is this show the new Ren and Stimpy? I would say so. Now he has a movie. Why not? Is it strictly for children, or do adults get a chuckle? Well, let's go into the story for starters.
SpongeBob gets passed up for a promotion at the Krusty Krab. His neighbor Squiward gets it, much to Bob's dissapointment. When King Neptune's crown gets stolen by that no good Plankton, it is up to SpongeBob and starfish partner in crime Patrick, to save the day.
The story, while simple, sets things up nicely for jokes after jokes, and adventures after adventures. While the movie is inoccent enough, there is plenty of adult humor here.
The adult humor is not blatant like Shrek, but it is there. It is more of a slapstick adult humor. This is where, however, it becomes hard to describe.
Many a scene had tears coming down my face. When asked why, I could not say. The humor is a mix of the scene in question, the animation, and the individual. Like Ren and Stimpy, you either find it funny, or you do not.
This movie does not try to break any molds, or expand on the SpongeBob show. It only takes the magic that is there, and makes it longer. This was it's charm, but also it's weakness. The movie assumes that everyone in the world knows, and watches SpongeBob. There is really nothing new here. Using the extended time to give new viewers a chance to find out who the hell is this sponge, would have given this a broader audience.
Overall this movie will be watched by fans of the already cult show, and also be given a chance for a family that likes some good, clean humor. For the college Bums out there I say pick this up. Hell, even for the drinking game. I'll give the rules, and knock yourself out.
Drink everytime these words are spoken;
Have fun, and remember: Don't Drink and Drive.
Added: Thursday, September 15, 2005
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