The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Rated 3.0

Things go bad for the sea creatures of Bikini Bottom when the hallowed secret formula for the Krabby Patty goes missing. The undersea home falls into a deep apocalypse with everybody wearing leather, and it's up to SpongeBob and some of his cohorts to go above water and get the recipe back. The film is typical zany SpongeBob when it's underwater, rendered in traditional animation (albeit 3-D). When they go above water, it's a different story. Live action and CGI mix in a way that's visually fun, but a little spastic at times. Still, there's a spirit to the movie that's always alive, and some great random humor (Bubbles the Future Dolphin is definitely a highlight). Antonio Banderas has some fun as a goofy pirate looking to start his own food truck using his pirate ship. SpongeBob fans won't be disappointed, although they will probably enjoy the underwater scenes more than the flashier live action sequences.