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
Grade: C

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.