Review The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water & earn 20 DM Points.*
I haven't seen the TV show or the first Spongebob movie which released back in 2004 so I'm pretty much a Spongebob ignoramus and naturally, my response to this movie is bound to be different than that of someone who's been following the series for over a decade. That said, the new Spongebob movie is charmingly weird, and there's an air of novelty to the world we see here. Unlike many other animation films, this one doesn't bank on cuteness and likability, instead amping up the surrealist demeanor of the series. The gags keep coming in thick and fast, the movie doesn't waste time with the generic animation film tropes, instead making full use of the absurdism inherent to the premise. In spite of not being familiar with the franchise or its key characters, I'd be lying if I say I didn't have a great time.