The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Movie Review

SpongeBob (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Gary appearing in the Paramount+ original film THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN. Photo Credit: Paramount Animation ©2021 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Are you ready to go back under the sea to Bikini Bottom?  SpongeBob Squarepants, everyone's favorite pineapple dwelling sea creature, and his best buddies are on an on new adventure in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.  When SpongeBob's pet snail, Gary, goes missing it's going to take all of Bikini Bottom working together to help find him.  I got a sneak peek at this trailer back in 2019 on the Paramount lot as part of The Geekly Retreat, and have been excited ever since.  

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Movie Review

If you're familiar with SpongeBob Squarepants on Nickelodeon, you will instantly recognize you favorite friends in the film.  Nothing much has changed in Bikini Bottom as SpongeBob and Squidward are working at the Krusty Krab and Plankton is still scheming to get his hands on the Krabby Patty recipe.  When Plankton realizes that it really may have been SpongeBob all these years inadvertently foiling his plans, he seeks to get rid of SpongeBob once and for all.  After the "snailnapping" of Gary, SpongeBob and Patrick head off on a quest to the Lost City of Atlantic City.  Their journey is full of so many twists and turns and laughs along the way.   


SpongeBob (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Patrick (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) appearing in the Paramount+ original film THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN. Photo Credit: Paramount Animation ©2021 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Overall, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is an enjoyable movie for your kids.  My six-year old had a number of "laugh out loud" moments, while some of them were more eye roll moments for me.  If you know SpongeBob humor, you know what I mean.  Kids find a lot of humor in the physical comedy and silly, nonsensical jokes.  In fact, there is one sequence in the movie where SpongeBob and Patrick find themselves in an old western town talking to the burning sage bush played by Keanu Reeves and witness to a Zombie musical performance led by none other than Snoop Dogg.  That whole scene left me scratching my head, but my kids were absolutely rolling on the floor.  This will be one of those movies that kids enjoy more than the parents.


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One recurring theme that has always been a part of SpongeBob is the power of friendship and that continues to be true in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.  When SpongeBob and Patrick find themselves in big trouble with seemingly no way out, it's the crew from Bikini Bottom who comes to the rescue and it's the lessons of friendship that turn the tide on King Poseidon.  

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run begins streaming on the new Paramount+ and will be available on premium video on demand on March 4th!  Tune in to check it out with your kids!

Thanks to Paramount for the chance to screen this movie ahead of its release!

About The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (from Paramount Pictures)



THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN will be available to stream on Paramount+ on Thursday, March 4. THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN will also be released by Paramount Home Entertainment for Premium Video-On-Demand (PVOD) on the same day.

In the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN, SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick, and the Bikini Bottom gang star in their most epic adventure movie yet! When SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and his pals team up for a heroic and hilarious journey where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship.

From Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies, in association with MRC Film, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN is a United Plankton Pictures production.  Directed and written by Tim Hill from a story by Tim Hill and Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger, the film features the voice talent of Tom Kenny, Awkwafina, Matt Berry, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Mr. Lawrence, and Reggie Watts.