MOVIE REVIEW: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

OWLconnected readers Isla, 13, and Holden, 7, review the newest SpongeBob film for you!
spongebob It's time to hit the road again with SpongeBob and Patrick. (Paramount Animation)

Today is the Canadian theatre release of the newest SpongeBob Squarepants film: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run! We're so excited, we're even having a contest about it.

The film sees SpongeBob and best buddy Patrick Star go on another big adventure, this time to The Lost City of Atlantic City to rescue a very valuable creature indeed. SpongeBob's pet snail, Gary!


Not poor Gary! (Paramount Animation)

It turns out that the cruel, vain despot of Atlantic City, King Posideon, has a particular use for Gary. And all snails. Can SpongeBob and his friends (as well as a bizarre sage tumbleweed) save the day? Or is Gary ... doomed???


Oh, wait, it's just a movie. Phew! And to tell us all about it, we've reached out to not one, but two OWLconnected readers, the sister-brother duo of Isla, 13, and Holden, 7. They watched a special preview of the film and have returned with a verdict.

Take it away, you two!

Isla and Holden

Our reviewers, Isla and Holden.

Holden's review

I really liked the summer camp flashbacks, because it was cool to hear all of their voices as kids. My favourite flashback was when you saw SpongeBob and Gary meet! I think it was funny when you saw King Posideon's secret. I really liked when they turned Bikini Bottom into a town full of pets (you'll see!).

I would rate the movie a 7 out of 10. I like that they used 3D animation because it looked really funny. Will kids like it? Of course!

Isla's review

It was ridiculous, but that's to be expected. It's a SpongeBob film! I like how cameos were used in the dream sequence. And I loved Tiffany Haddish, especially how her name was Tiffany Haddock!

I wish there was more of Sandy doing her karate because that's one of my favourite things about her character. But I really liked the robot she built, Otto. I also have always liked Plankton's robot wife, Karen. I like how they translated the 2D animation into 3D—it actually looked really good instead of uncanny.

I would rate the movie 8 out of 10. Kids will dig it, obviously. It's SpongeBob! (Though Squidward's kid voice was weird!)

To Bikini Bottom we go!

Well, averaging it out, that gives us a solid 7.5 out of 10. Sounds pretty alright, thanks Isla and Holden. If you're still on the coral fence about this one, feel free to check out the trailer below. And don't forget to enter our contest for a bunch of cool SpongeBob swag!

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is opening exclusively in Canadian theatres on August 14th.

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