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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie


Hooray for the MVP program at Hollywood Video! For $15/month you get unlimited rentals, except for the ones that came out the previous 30 days or so. Since I already waited for the DVD, I have no trouble waiting another month to see the new releases. And it means that I can rent something like this that I normally wouldn’t touch, because who wants to risk $4 on a piece of shit? I figure I can waste 30 minutes on any movie, if it’s free. Heck, I might even rent Garfield and The Cat In the Hat … nah, no need to go that far.

Every once in a while, taking a chance on something I’m pretty sure I won’t like pays off with something I am happy to have seen … but not this time. Spongebob is bright and colorful, and has a few goofy giggles, but it’s not one of those like The Incredibles that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. It’s not horrible, but unless you’re 5, forget about it.