It’s time for film 5 in the “Random Film a Day” Challenge. And a film I haven’t seen since it premiered in cinemas back in February 2005 in the UK. The film in question is 2004’s “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”. Based on the popular Nickelodeon TV show of the same name, this animated comedy adventure sees SpongeBob (Tom Kenny) and Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) on a 6 day quest to find King Neptune’s (Jeffrey Tambor) stolen crown. For a kids film it really doesn’t hold back at trying to scare them. Whether it be dealing with the scary monster with a old lady ice cream dealer for tonsils, near death at the spiked boot of Dennis (Alec Baldwin) or even DYING!!! Yes! They killed SpongeBob and Patrick! That made me ball my eyes out as a kid in the cinemas. Despite all that, I actually found this enjoyable to watch. Yes it’s target audience is kids but I can’t see why anyone older can’t enjoy this. Especially with the message of the film being we’re all kids deep down inside ourselves. It does it job of taking what works in the show and expands on that in this film. Even with the introduction of new characters in King Neptune and Mindy…. and a David Hasselhoff cameo. . My only problem with the film is that I now have the Gooby Goober song stuck in my head. That and they ruined Twisted Sister for me. Besides from those tiny things, this is a film I would recommend. If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 2004’s “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”
Film – The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Year – 2004
Director – Mark Osborne & Stephen Hillenburg
Written By – Derek Drymon, Tim Hill, Stephen Hillenburg, Kent Osborne, Aaron Springer & Paul Tibbitt
Starring – Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Jeffrey Tambor, Scarlett Johansson, Clancy Brown, David Hasselhoff
IMDb Rating – 7/10
My Rating – 7.5/10
Length – 86 mins (1h 26min)
Genre – Comedy, Animation, Adventure
We open with pirates who spot a dinghy with a treasure chest with tickets to see the SpongeBob movie
And now for a pirate rendition of the SpongeBob theme – If only Alestorm did a version
Nice timing by the pirates to arrive just as the film starts
Cut to The Krusty Krab as it’s closed down after a Krabby Patty didn’t have cheese
What’s with the CSI gear?
This has to be a dream
And I’m correct! It was a dream
It would’ve been funny if one of those employee of the month awards said a different answer to all the others
Pretty sure brushing your eyes with toothpaste is a good idea
Wait… How did SpongeBob get into Squidward’s shower?
Not the Goffy Goober song! – That’ll be stuck in my head all night now
So… Mr Krabs built a second Krusty Krab next to the original one?
How is Plankton’s restaurant still in business if he’s never had one customer?
“I’m busy trying to rule the world! Well good luck with that”
$10 for a public press conference
The new manager of the Krusty Krab 2 is…. Squidward!
Bet what happened to SpongeBob has happened to a lot of people
“To be a manager, you have to be man. Otherwise they would’ve called it kidager” – Mr Krab’s explanation
And now SpongeBob is depressed
Time to see what Plankton’s Plan Z is
It starts with a trip to King Neptune’s castle
So… If you wear a crown, you will be bald?
And Plankton has stolen the crown!
Meanwhile at Goofy Goobers, SpongeBob cures is depression at the bar
That is the face of someone who hates their job
So… You can get drunk off ice cream???
$101 for a Krabby Patty?
Wait… How does King Neptune know Mr Krabs stole his crown
Thank you note and answer machine for answering everything
Well that’s one way to end a hangover
SpongeBob offers to head to Shell City to get King Neptune’s crown
Wait… Where did Patrick come from?
Nice of you to finally pay attention Squidward
Did Squidward just call it a day?
A car designed like a burger with a deep fryer for an engine? – Makes perfect sense
And now that Mr Krabs is frozen by Neptune, Plankton can steal the secret patty formula
That didn’t take long for SpongeBob and Patrick to get their car stolen
And now the Chum Bucket is officially in business
Cut to Dennis, a hitman hired by Plankton to go after SpongeBob and Patrick
Dennis just the lips off those annoying gas station attendants – I like this guy already
Motorhead? Really? For a rough bar setting it feels right
Probably not a good idea to have a bubble party in the toilets of a biker bar
“All bubble blowing babies will be beaten senseless by everyone in the bar” – That doesn’t sound good
Now to find a baby in this bar – Play The Gooby Goober song
And SpongeBob and Patrick have their car back
Again, Squidward is on top of things
Wait… How does Squidward know Plankton stole the crown?
Wait… Brain controlling bucket helmets? – These were a pain to deal with in the video game
Nice decoy with the old lady selling ice cream to reveal a monster
Meanwhile, Dennis beats up the owner of the biker bar
Well… There goes their car
And there’s the shot that created a meme
Wearing one pair of underwear for three years? – EW!!!
Wait… Where did Mindy come from?
So… King Neptune is too busy dealing with his baldness to stop Plankton?
Meanwhile, Dennis is getting closer
Even the seahorses can see through Mindy’s BS
So… Having a moustache makes you a man?
Thank goodness for that plant at the bottom of the trench for catching our fall
Wait… When did Patrick change his underwear?
How to defeat a evil monster – Happy slaps!
How did Dennis get ahead to SpongeBob and Patrick?
Don’t think you were meant to reveal Plankton’s secret, Dennis?
The duo are saved by a scuba diver who then chases after them
Why does that scuba outfit make me want to play Bioshock now?
Turns out the duo are trapped in a fishbowl in an gift shop
Glue? Googly eyes? What has he got planned?
Oh no it’s this scene! I remember crying my eyes out over this
Turns out that they are in Shell City
$7 for King Neptune’s crown?
And SpongeBob and Patrick are dead!!! – Guess that’s the end of the movie
Wait… When did tears have the ability to move freely?
One dose of sprinkler water and SpongeBob and Patrick are alive again!!!
And now to get back to Bikini Bottom… But how?
David Hasselhoff? Did I accidentally put Baywatch on?
Meanwhile in Planktopolis
Wait… It’s been 6 days?
Wait… Dennis? He’s back!!
So… Is this stalling?
Think I would have more of a reaction if I was to get stabbed in the ass
Well that’s one way to defeat a evil boss
Wait… David Hasselhoff has robotic pectorals?
SpongeBob and Patrick make it back just in time with Neptune’s crown
NO!!! Now Neptune has a mind controlling bucket stuck on his head
Time for the message of the film – Everyone is secretly a kid inside
HOW DARE YOU???? HOW DARE YOU RUIN TWISTED SISTER’S “I WANNA ROCK”!
A Les Paul guitar in the shape of a peanut that fires lazers? OK then
One raging stampede later and Plankton is defeated
Was that meant to be a Pinocchio reference?
And as a reward for saving Mr Krabs, SpongeBob is now the manager of Krusty Krab 2