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Rating: 7 of 10

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Over Thanksgiving, I was promised to my two little cousins for one Saturday afternoon and that time was to be spent watching a movie. We chose Spongebob and I'm glad because I doubt I could have shelled out $10 to see that on my own in the city.

I really liked the movie. I don't watch the show on a regular basis, but I think it's a lot of fun. I think Spongebob is a great character because despite being very juvenille, his heart is always in the right place. This way, kids can laugh alongside Spongebob while still rooting for him to do the right thing. Oh, and he's hilarious.

The major fault of the movie is that it doesn't take the show to the next level -- it's just a 90 minute version of the television show. The truth is, that's not bad at all. Spongebob still has a ton of laugh-out-loud points, most revolving around his Goofy Goober obsession (I loooved the song) and Spongebob's general silliness (at one point he refers to himself as Nutjob McSpazzalot).

People need to get over their need to seem adult. If you want to have fun and be silly, then go see this movie. In hindsight, I would have been proud to go on my own (even though I'd probably end up pretending the kid next to me was my nephew or something).