SpongeBob SquarePants successfully makes the move from TV to the big screen, maintaining its energy and humor, which has made it so popular. This movie is very funny – not only for the children (and college students) familiar with Mr. Squarepants, but also for any parents, and persons who “just don’t get it.” There are some new characters introduced in the film, along with a cameo by David Hasselhoff. Most of the humor is geared toward kids, but there are some items which adults will find more humorous. I think Patrick should be nominated for “best supporting actor” for this performance.
While the movie is based on a cartoon show for kids (and other young adults), there is some material that may be sensitive. Patrick’s cartoon butt is shown twice, there are some sea creatures drinking at a bar, and a bar brawl, and some shots of Patrick and SpongeBob in their underwear (like in the cartoon). I recommend this movie for families, especially ones with SpongeBob fans – they can get a 90-minute dose of his crazy world. I also recommend those who aren’t SpongeBob fans to give the movie a chance, because you might actually find yourself enjoying it.