|Directed by:||Stephen Hillenburg|
|Written by:||Derek Drymon, Tim Hill, Stephen Hillenburg, Kent Osborne, Aaron Springer, Paul Tibbett|
|Starring:||Tim Kenny, Alec Baldwin, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Fagerbakke|
|Released:||January 6, 2005|
Well I’ve seen it.
I didn’t really want to.
As much as I love movies, I could think of better things to do than to see a film about a sponge which is targeted at 8 year olds.
Just buying a ticket is embarrassing enough.
I was paranoid about buying a ticket on my own.
I’d have to get there super early, find a seat in the back row and hope no one would see me.
Thankfully, my sister was bored and agreed to come with me.
What a huge relief that was.
I could avoid the strange glance from the ticket operator on seeing a grown man ask for “one” to a baby flick.
We couldn’t sit in the back row but we managed to find some side seats to avoid suspicion.
The film was a complete bore.
Watching a 25 minute cartoon on Nickelodeon is one thing but trying to watch an 85 minute movie on the same subject is another thing.
With my short attention span, I was looking at my watch after 30 minutes.
The kiddies didn’t look to be having much fun either.
They didn’t even seem to laugh at the burp jokes.
I admit to having fun trying to pick the voices but that’s as far as I got.
I didn’t even hang around for the closing credits (to see if I was right) as I simply wanted to get out of their ASAP.
My sister felt the same way.
At least it is now done.
I will see 200 odd films in 2005 and as forgettable as it is, I can tell people that I have shown an “open mind” and seen The Spongebob Squarepants Movie.
There is no need for you to.