“Are you ready, kids?”
“I can’t hear you!”
I am sure you have heard that song somewhere before, and if you have not, it is the theme song of SpongeBob SquarePants. I heard it while I walked into the movie theatre to sit down to find a seat to see The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, which was released Feb. 6.
I went on opening night, and I was anxious to see it, not only in 2D, but in 3D! Paul Tibbett directed the silly, entertaining kid movie. The real person behind SpongeBob is Stephan Hillenburg, who is a marine biologist, who began developing SpongeBob SquarePants into a television show since 1996.
The setting is under the sea, but there is a plot twist in this movie, as it takes place out of the water. The main idea in SpongeBob is that one of the characters, Plankton, who is the nemesis, tries to steal the Krabby Patty formula from Mr. Krabbs in every episode. The movie is a little different, though, since Plankton is not the one who tries to steal the formula this time; it is a diabolical pirate who steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, and SpongeBob and Plankton must team up in order to get it back.
The team consists of SpongeBob’s best friend Patrick Star, Spongebob’s neighbor Squidward, Spongebob’s boss Mr. Krabbs, and also Sandycheeks, a squirrel who is a friend of all of them. Then, last but not least, is Plankton. All of them get to pick any power of their choice to have. After the team is made, they make their way up to dry land and fight for their lives to get the formula back. They meet real people on dry land, they use their powers and they cause a lot of damage because of their powers.
After seeing this movie, I have thought different about SpongeBob because this movie is the first time someone has ever actually stole the formula and got away with it. I have to say my favorite part of the movie was at the end of the movie when a dolphin and some sea gulls on land had a rap battle, and the theme song was also sung in it. I enjoyed it, and I am sure the young and old kids in the theater enjoyed it, too.
Article by Shelby Perry, staff member