During a fight between the Krusty Krab and Plankton, the secret formula disappears and all of Bikini Bottom goes into a terrible apocalypse. The Bikini Bottomites go crazy and they all believe that Spongebob and Plankton stole the secret formula. The two new teammates create a time machine to get the secret formula before it disappears and also go to some weird places along the way including a time paralex where they meet a time wizard named Bubbles who is a dolphin. The two later get to the time when the formula disappeared and take it back to the present day time. They then realized that it's a fake formula Plankton made when he was taking the real one and the Bikini Bottomites try to destroy Spongebob (Plankton runs away) Spongebob smells Krabby patties and so does everyone else so the Bikini Bottomites follow it (instead of destroying Spongebob) and they arrive at the bank of the surface. Everyone except Spongebob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy, and a stowaway Plankton go ...Written by
For the first time in a while, a character (Squidward) references the sea creatures' inability to breathe air. Bubbles the Magic Dolphin gives them this power in the film, but in other times on land (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), for instance), characters can breathe without issue. See more »
At the sacrifice scene, Squidward first appears with his executioner mask already on, but he then puts on again in the next shot of him, even though he first appeared with the mask already worn. See more »
Hello? Hello? Guess y'all don't want my money.
[He take's Sandy's money from through the drive-thru and hands the squirrel her patties]
Thank you come again.
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SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Pearl, Larry, Sandy, and Squidward (in order) do a congo line dance to the song "Squeeze Me," while various tiki heads appear in the background. See more »
This film is also released in a 3D version. Thoese noticeable differences that the Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies credit text floats downward, and the opening title zooms slightly forward. See more »
This is my first meeting with Spongebob, as I have never seen the show or the previous movie. I was somewhat familiar with it, as anyone exposed to internet popular culture would be, but not enough to know any of the characters by anything but looks. The movie did a great job in establishing everything I needed to know.
I loved how it combined cartoons, live action and CGI. It was flawless. And I was amazed that they dared to have so much of the movie in plain old hand animation. I enjoyed the plot, but I sometimes wished they would have made it a bit more complex, as that could safely have been done without making it harder to understand for children.
The first part of the movie seems like what could have been a regular episode, with small Banderas-breaks in between. The latter part is the fish out of water-story, which could probably have worked just as well without the build up from the first part.
I'm sure children loves this movie, and if you're open to silly characters breaking the fourth wall, you'll have no trouble watching it with them.
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