There's trouble bubbling up in Bikini Bottom, King Neptune's
crown is missing and Mr Krabs has been accused of stealing it!
Together with his best pal Patrick, Spongebob sets out to treacherous
Shell City to reclaim King Neptune's
crown and save Mr Krabs.
says traditional hand-drawn animation is dead? Done the right
way and there will be kids out there clamouring for it still.
And so who is aware of a cute piece of yellow sponge that
moves, talk and with a heart of gold? I’m sure most
kid and adults are aware of this innocent, cute Nickelodeon’s
character: Spongebob Squarepants.
those who are not followers of the regular cartoon episodes,
here’s a quick intro…Spongebob resides in a pineapple-like
house at the bottom of the sea in a place called “Bikini
Bottom”, works in a fast-food restaurant called Krusty
Krab, has a best friend called Patrick (he’s a starfish
actually) and how can any animation do without an evil-doer?
His name or should I say it’s name is called Plankton.
this movie, Spongebob and Patrick has to travel to the perilous
Shell city to find the King Neptune's crown before his boss,
Mr Krabs is burnt alive for stealing it. No prizes for those
who managed to guess who’s the culprit who framed Mr
the extension to a full-length feature did not deter the filmmakers
from going easy on the usual charming “mo lei tau”
humour. To make a comparison, the Spongebob’s humour
is very close to Stephen Chow’s brand of well-known
comedy antics. In fact, Spongebob and Patrick is as good as
Stephen and Wu Meng Da. Out of nowhere, there will be a sudden
spring of crazy dialogue sparring or some song routines that
will make you insane or burst out in laughter.
add on the fun, look out for David Hasselhoff cameo as the
helpful lifeguard, Alec Baldwin and the gorgeous Scarlett
Johansson as Princess Mindy.
you have it. Never mind the fact that you might not totally
comprehend the whole scenario or the bunch of bizarre characters.
Most importantly, just let go of yourself and immersed in
the wacky, zany antics of Spongebob and his friends.
We're all Goofy Goobers, yeah Goofy,
goofy, Goober, goober, yeah!
The Absorbing Tale Behind The Spongebob SquarePants
Movie (18.14mins) - This feature consists of interviews
with the talented voice actors such as Tom Kenny who voices
Spongebob and also director Stephen Hillenburg. Listen to
their enthusiastic interviews and simultaneously, this segment
is also good for brushing up your vocabulary, learn the meaning
of words such as "Dolt" and "Rapacious"
as they flash on the screen.
Case Of The Spongebob (14.49mins) - An educational
segment with Jean-Michel Cousteau, (son of the late ocean
explorer Jacques Cousteau) introducing audience to the marine
world. See a real-life starfish and squid in the oceans as
compare to their cartoon counterparts.
Saving The Turf (03.36mins) - A
short message from the Surfrider Foundation reminding you
to protect the ocean and do your part in beach preservation.
Animatics - An introduction of the rough sketches
of the drawings before they are fully animated on the screen.
Teaser Trailer - The cute teaser trailer
which are put together with shots from movies such as "Das
Boot", "The Hunt for Red October" and "U571".
fun in having three languages here is that you can switch
to Thai and Korean for subsequent viewings. Presented in Widescreen
1.85:1, there's no apparent artifacts spotted, colours are
bright and overall transfer is excellent.
by Linus Tee