SLHS students remember The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Promotion for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie.

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Promotion for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie.

Tyson Head, Staff Writer

 It has been 16 years since the release of the critically acclaimed, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie was released upon the world.

This upcoming Nov. 14, will signify the 17-year anniversary of the first Spongebob movie to hit theaters. It has been quite some time since the movie was released in 2004. Dylan Luft shared, “I rate this movie 9/10 because it was funny for all ages and had something for everyone.” 

The 2004 release date coincided with the end of the third season of Spongebob Squarepants. What most people do not know, however, is that  the movie was originally intended to be the end of the series as a whole. According to Grant Bebow, “I’m glad they didn’t end it. The show is still great to this day.” 

The film centers on Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star. The nefarious Sheldon Plankton frames Mr. Eugene Krabs for stealing King Neptune’s crown.  Lord Neptune is furious as this exposes his bald spot to the entire sea. When Neptune is just seconds away from boiling Krab’s bottom to a crisp, Neptune’s daughter, Mindy, rushes in.

Long story short, Mindy convinces Star and Squarepants to rescue the crown. The only problem? The crown has already been exported to the most fear-inducing location in the seven seas; Sea Shell City. Neptune agrees, opting to freeze the Greedy Crustacean to solid ice. If our daring heroes do not retrieve the crown in time, the manager is getting the boot, from life. 

As said by Bebow, “I love this movie, but I am disappointed Pinhead Larry Couldn’t make an appearance. I love his style.” The movie seems to have made a large impact on the youth of Saint Louis High School. Either way, the 17-year anniversary will hopefully ensure viewers to re-watch the old classic.