He’s the wacky underwater star of an oceanful of adventures – he’s SpongeBob SquarePants in his original movie debut! Join SpongeBob, his pal Patrick, and the rest of the Bikini Bottom gang as they embark on a thrilling, action-packed adventure.
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It's not every day that a great television show is made even better by a movie adaptation. This is a rare exception. After all, you first need a television show that was already great on its own. Spongebob Squarepants accomplished that as it invited us to witness the trials and triumphs of the citizens of bikini bottom (how'd anyone come up with that name?), mainly a little, square, yellow dude named Spongebob Squarepants. Then, once the show was great and staying great, this movie adaptation came along. And for me...my expectations were knocked right out of the park. A show known for its individual episodes of approximately eleven minutes in length went above and beyond in succeeding to bring us a full-blown, big-screen adventure that retained everything we know and love about the series. After King Neptune, the ruler of the undersea world or something like that, loses his crown to a mysterious thief and is led by some evidence to blame and condemn Mr. Krabs, Spongebob's boss at the fast-food restaurant "The Krusty Krab", our hero and his friend, a starfish named Patrick, set out prove the money-hungry Mr. Krabs' innocence by traveling to Shell City, where the crown is now located. Along the way, they must deal with thugs, strange and dangerous undersea creatures, and hired hit man sent to prevent them from accomplishing their goal. It's all that, plus the appearance of some life-action pirates/fans and a few other cameos, that give us as much, if not more, excitement that Spongebob Squarepants has provided for many years...actually, this movie saved the show from being canceled and rightly so. The one, and I really mean "one", downside is that Sandy, the squirrel who has relocated from her home state of Texas to an undersea dome, is noticeably absent. Oh well...at least she'll be in the sequel. My only hope is that this sequel, due in theaters in 2015 if I'm not mistaken, is as good as this film, even if that's a tall order. The filmmakers only have themselves to blame for that as they set the bar so high with their efforts in the first Spongebob film. Enjoy.
I was so excited when I saw this movie for $5.00 dollars my whole family loves SpongeBob and it took a while to get here ::I opened it and play it on my dvd player and it read different region :it doesn't play in Untied states : dvd players : So beware when buying it is not worth the wait or the money :Don't buy or give as a gift --Thank you
SpongeBob SquarePants Movie despite it's nondescript movie title is a pretty OK film. I played it for my class for Freshmen on the last day before Thanksgiving break. A previous class had claimed the story followed the hero's journey. I was curious how the film stacked up against classics like Citizen Kane, Casablanca and Die Hard with a Vengeance.
The film did not disappoint per-say. The film was pretty much exactly how I imagined it would be, goofy, dumb, mind numbing, just as my students are the day before a break. My students and the film were a perfect pair.
It did the job of entertaining them, and there were times where I really cared about what would happen on SpongeBob's epic journey. Never dehydrate SpongeBob you are loved by a very weird generation of young people, and that's worth celebrating.
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2013
I'll admit it, I'm a SpongeBob fan. This is one of the craziest creatures ever to come out of the deep blue sea. Here however, is a fairly coherent story. SpongeBob and Squidward are both up for a promotion to be the new manager for the Krusty Krabb 2, a brand new restaurant their boss has built.. SpongeBob is devastated, however when he doesn't get the job, even though he feels that he is rightfully due because of his work record, all because his boss thinks he's a kid. So he and Patrick end up tying one on at the Goofy Goober Ice cream Palace in order to drown his sorrows. In the meantime, Plankton, their evil little competitor, has come up with his very last plan to get the Krabby Patty formula, and steals Neptune's crown. The next morning, SpongeBob arrives hung over to work, to discover his boss, Mister Krabb, begging for his life before an enraged King Neptune who is threatening to fry him on the spot if his crown is not returned. SpongeBob gallantly offers to get the crown back in return for his boss' life. Neptune reluctantly agrees after his daughter Mindy convinces him and he and Patrick set off. Plankton, at last, finds himself free, takes the formula and begins his next step in enslaving all Bikini Bottom to his will and sends a cruel assassin named Dennis after SpongeBob and Patrick. On the way, they meet thugs and monsters and meet up with Dennis, who is crushed underfoot by the Monster guardian Cyclops who takes Pat and SpongeBob back to Shell City, his lair, in order to kill and make knickknacks out of them. They escape and when they lose the bags of winds that Mindy gave them to get home, they are rescued by an unlikely man, David Hasselhof, who swims with them back to Bikini Bottom. On the way, though, they are once again accosted by Dennis, who wasn't as dead as they thought and they finally win their fight with him and return the crown--only to find their problems were not over, for now, they have to defeat Plankton, who has enslaved all of Bikini Bottom, along with King Neptune and rescue their friends from his devilish plot. How that happens, one must see.......
I am not a SpongeBob fan, but after my freshmen read The Odyssey, I lighten things up by showing this movie, as there are connections, and I love for my students to see how new stories and pop culture use elements from mythology and classical literature.
I remember when this movie came out when I was 6 or 7. I loved it and now my son loves it too. Who doesn't love spongebob? My son just turned 2 and this was the first movie where he actually sat through the entire thing. The package said used but it seems brand new to me. I have no complaints with this dvd. No scratches or skipping.
Everyone in the family can enjoy this as it has children's favourites SpongeBob and Patrick who go on an adventure, meeting various creatures and misfits along the way, learn to surf and take a ride on David Hassellhoff's back. Needless to say it is an animated movie that children will love to watch and adults can enjoy along with them.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2013
Found this on amazon when i was browsing around for affordable christmas presents. I came across this DVD for my younger sister who is a big fan of Spongebob and his pals in Bikini Bottom. She was over the moon when she opened her present on xmas day and saw Spongebob's bright yellow face, and enjoyed the movie alot! She laughed through out most of the film and was happy to see most of her favourite characters including Squidward and Patrick also in the movie! Great price and Great film!
Bought as a nostalgic gift for my brother. Weve not watched it since we were kids, but we laughed so hard. My nephews loved it (ages 8, 5 and 2) but not quite as much as myself and my brother...I dont care if were 30 now, this film is hilarious.