The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is a 2004 American animated movie based on the popular TV series SpongeBob SquarePants. The movie is written and directed by Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the show, and stars the regular voice actors from the TV series along several guest stars. Despite being an animated movie, the movie also features live-action scenes, both standalone and blended with the animated sequences.
When a group of pirates find a treasure chest, that contains tickets to see The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, they sing the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song, go to a movie theater, and sit down to see the movie.
After he didn't get the promotion to manager of a new restaurant of Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, along hs friend Patrick, goes on a quest to retrieve King Neptune's crown which was stolen by Plankton in an attempt to frame his business rival Mr. Krabs.
Why it Rocks
- Splendid animation, just like the TV series. In fact, it's even better than the animation in the show.
- Action packed adventure scenes.
- Talented voice acting both from the same voice actors of the TV series and from guest stars, most notably Alec Baldwin and David Hasslehoff; the first portraying a convincing villain and the second as himself.
- Mindy is such a charming female character.
- The songs are incredibly amazing, like Goofy Goober Rock and Ocean Man (Which would later go on to become a meme).
- Funny and hilarious moments and jokes.
- Excellent writing with an engaging plot that fits well with the series' standard humour while providing extra material for a movie.
- The fact that the story was written by the creator of the show himself guaranteed a good time and a quality movie for all the fans.
- Pleasant soundtrack by the London Metropolitan Orchestra
- The Nick Movies intro in this installment was heavily praised by fans calling it "catchy" "timeless" and "engaging"
- All of the cast members from the show reprises their roles, and even the all-star cast member who voiced Mindy is none other than, Scarlett Johansson!
- It's the show's chronological ending.
- An annoying scene where SpongeBob and Patrick cry about everyone becoming goners.
- The ending, while really entertaining, is a bit of a retcon and made no sense just to be happy ending.
- The movie was intended to end the entire show, because the creator Stephen Hillenburg was worried the show would jump the shark. Nickelodeon wanted more episodes of the show, so he left it to Paul Tibbitt (which explains why the show went bad) until 2015.