Screened Out – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

By : Stephen Miller
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Antonio Banderas, Voices of Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke, Mr. Lawrence

SpongeBob’s legions of fans (many of them adults) are going to be overjoyed to see this sunshiny yellow weirdo and his underwater friends in their first full-length animated movie in over ten years. The rest of us might or might not enjoy the hyper absurdity, depending on our taste for craziness. I personally like my childish humor served this way – manic, wide-eyed, a little gross, and without a trace of malice.

If you don’t know SpongeBob…well, have you been living under some undersea rock somewhere? SpongeBob is a very square, very optimistic sponge – he looks more like the kitchen variety than the natural type – and he’s the most positive resident of the underwater town Bikini Bottom. His show on Nickelodeon is for kids, but the level of Monty Python absurdity and twitchy humor draw all sorts of fans. He’s the station’s most popular show nine seasons running.

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