Bye bye captain


Many people grew up watching and adoring Spongebob Sqaurepants flip patties, blow shape-shifting bubbles and bond with all of his underwater friends. We, as little kids, flocked to the television when we heard Patchy the pirate singing the theme song in the distance, and some of us might even still sprint to the TV. So naturally, most of us from the Bikini Bottom generation were excited to see the new movie, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water, and rushed to theatres to become little kids again.

Although the ending of the movie supports the teamwork of all of the major characters, the movie was composed of very random elements. One of the many aimless elements is in the middle of Spongebob and Plankton traveling through time to help save the Krabby Patty secret formula, they stumble upon a talking dolphin. And the weirdness does not stop there; not only does he talk, but he is also the guardian watching over the solar system. This scene made me wonder if the makers of this film actually think it is a good piece of cinematography or if they took on the project as a joke.

The ending of the movie was even stranger, showcasing a bunch of birds and the same talking dolphin in a rap battle. Even with the strange humor of Spongebob, this was just a little too atypical to sit well with me.

Even though some parts of the movie were questionable, the movie includes the immature comedic style that fans fell in love with as a kid. It includes the classic rivalry between Plankton and Mr. Krabs, and of course, the friendship between Spongebob and Patrick.

One of the better parts of the movie is when Spongebob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton develop superpowers, and they all team up to fight against the antagonist – “Bad Beard.”

Though the movie incorporated the basic aspects of the classic television show, it just did not live up to the expectations of the last movie they made. The first movie was Spongebob Sqaurepants the movie, and even though I saw it when I was in elementary school, it was just so much more adventurous and captivating. The commercials for the new movie built up an excitement in me that was slowly torn down as the movie came to a tragically weird end.