Family Movie Review – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021)

Meet your reviewers:

Me – hi, we’ve met.
MyHusband – in a relationship for 10+ years; fluent in sarcasm, Dodgeball quotes, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail facts.
MyChild – 9 years old; current* favorite movie:  Hotel Transylvania 3
*subject to change at any moment

Movie – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021) movie poster

Movie Synopsis:
In the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event, SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick, and the Bikini Bottom gang star in their most epic adventure movie yet! When SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and his pals team up for a heroic and hilarious journey where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship. (source – Rotten Tomatoes)

My Take:

We watched this on a family movie night recently through Amazon Prime. As a huge SpongeBob fan, MyChild was thrilled to finally be able to see this one. My husband and I were on board because the cartoons have really grown on us.

Honestly, for all the hype and delays, this movie was… fine.

Yes, it was cute. Yes, it had some funny parts. Did I LOVE that Awkwafina and Tiffany Haddish were involved? Yes, yes I did.


There are a few other surprise cast members that make the movie very fun – no spoilers, though.

Overall, I enjoyed the move, but I like The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water much better.

The Final Verdict

SK Movie Rating Scale

Me:            3.5 stars
MyHusband: 4 stars
MyChild: 4 stars

We hope you enjoy!

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