MOVIE REVIEW: THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (Paul Tibbitt, 2015)

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SPOILER ALERT!!

My notes on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water:

1. I always get a kick seeing Antonio Banderas in these crazy kiddie movies. He’s actually a great actor and the fact that he doesn’t seem out of place acting opposite a talking sponge just makes him even greater.

2. That bit about the library card brought back so many memories of all the time I spent borrowing books and making sure I do not pay the twenty-five cent penalty for late returns.

3. Has the secret formula of the Krabby Patty ever been revealed in the show? I started craving for In-N-Out Double Double burger. Can someone bring that franchise here please?

4. Why do I get the feeling that this cartoon was made for stoned adults? All the psychedelic time travel scenes made me want to pass a joint. (Kids, say no to drugs.)

5. I laughed really hard at the anemone-enemy wordplay although that joke just whooshed past the kids’ heads. Now if only they had more of those and less of The Avengers bit.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published April 6, 2015.)

MOVIE REVIEW: JUSTICE LEAGUE (Zack Snyder, 2017)

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Poor Amy Adams! I had not seen her this lost since Princess Giselle got magically transported to modern day New York. She was in full “gunning for a sixth Oscar nomination” mode in a DC movie that suddenly wanted to be a lighter, funnier version of its recently dreary efforts.

For the record, I was one of thirteen people that actually liked Batman v Superman AND Suicide Squad. This one just took forever for the superheroes to assemble and I felt as sad as Ben Affleck’s Batman when I couldn’t really understand all that Mother Box story (wait, didn’t we see these cubes as well in The Avengers?).

At least Ezra Miller was funny as Flash even if he had the exact same sequences that were previously done by Evan Peters as Quicksilver (and none of them even close to that awesome Time in a Bottle in Days of Future Past). I wouldn’t mind just a Flash and Wonder Woman road trip movie ala Thelma and Louise (or even Crossroads). Hopefully, without any boxes this time.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆