It’s hard to believe that SpongeBob SquarePants fandom has been going strong for 15 years but it’s  true. Since its debut in 1999, the series aired hundreds of episodes, produced 3 albums, inspired several video games, and is even the backdrop to many theme park rides. On top of all of this, a major motion picture was released in 2004 that grossed over $140mil worldwide. Considering all of this, it’s safe to  say that the latest movie, SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out Of Water is long overdue.

Sponge Out Of Water seems to begin with the traditional 2D animation that fans are used to before  transitioning to 3D once the film’s stars enter the “real” world and begin interacting with non-animated humans. All of the original voice actors have come back to reprise their roles as the characters that have had people giggling for over a decade.

Antonio Banderas has joined the production as a pirate who is searching for a book that will make every evil plan he writes in it come true. SpongeBob and Co. must find the pirate in order to save their home and once they arrive on land to begin their search, the adventure begins.

There are definitely plenty of fun and wild scenes throughout the trailer that SpongeBob fans have come to expect from their underwater hero and the movie looks like it will live up to every expectation.

That being said, you are either a SpongeBob fan or you aren’t. Chances are that if you didn’t love SpongeBob before this movie, you probably will not love him afterwards. The celebrity cameos sprinkled throughout the movie may bring a smile to a few faces but others will inevitably see these cameos as nothing more than a marketing ploy.

As with all trailers, Sponge Out Of Water gives fans exactly what they want to see in an effort to entice them to open up their wallets and it works. 3D may not be the fading fad that many hoped it would be but few can deny that the most successful 3D movies to date have been animated movies and this movie will likely bend over backwards to demonstrate the strength of its 3D in any way possible. We shall see how the February 2015 box office treats it but one thing is for sure: SpongeBob fans have a new reason to be excited.

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