Kid’s Cartoon Takes the Big Screen

John Eaton, Reporter

Since 1999, children’s cartoon Spongebob Squarepants has aired on Nickelodeon. Humoring watchers with simple comedy, Spongebob Squarepants has gained many fans with it’s dynamic sea characters and goofy plot lines. And now in 2015, this fry cook has made it to theaters for the second time.

With the full title of The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of water, it is suggested that there is an out of water experience. In reality, spongebob only truly comes out of water at the very end of the movie for a few minuets. With on-land animation not similar to the classic cartoon, some viewers were left thinking, is this really Spongebob?

With a 61% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, your 6 year old nephew is sure to love the film, but are you? This movie is packed full of slapstick references to the old cartoon on tv, with repeating events as Squidward’s bad life and Plankton’s quest for the secret formula, it has almost everything that the aired show does, except to some viewers, the same feel.

With this new age of media, recent childhood shows are seen getting a new twist, such as TMNT, the older generation can feel that their own childhood is endangered. Some can be left wanting more than the goofy money-grabbing, shallow story line that new remakes of old shows are keen to present. Matt Fowler, writer for IGN, said “Sponge Out of Moments has its fair share of laughs. But there are also odd lulls and parts that feel disjointed”.