I grew up loving SpongeBob. In fact, one of my favorite sweatshirts from college is a SpongeBob sweatshirt and yes I still have it, and yes I still wear it. So you know when I had kids, I raised them on SpongeBob too. We have watched the SpongeBob movies a few times over, and are all excited for the newest one, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run to hit theaters! While we have a while until it does, this morning we got the first trailer!
Now I have a confession to make, during The Geekly Retreat Paramount showed me this trailer, along with the new (and improved) Sonic the Hedgehog trailer. And I was hyped as I watched it. I love seeing SpongeBob and Patrick leave Bikini Bottom and embark on a journey to find Gary.
Based just off the trailer, it seems like this movie is going to bring the laughs — but also some valuable lessons. This is totally something I will take my two young daughters to see when it hits theaters. We cannot wait!
I was in to this trailer from the very beginning. I love the idea that Gary is missing, and using the hashtag “Save Gary” is brilliant marketing. But there was one moment in this trailer that made me (and everyone else in the room) scream with excitement. You know what part I am talking about. I know you do. The Keanu Reeves cameo! I am so excited to see Keanu in another movie — and I think him playing “sage” is the perfect casting for him.
I will say that the gambling and the ripping the clothes off might be a little much for some little ones, depending on how you raise your kids. For me, it won’t stop me from taking my kiddos to see it. And I am sure when it is in the movie, versus isolated for the trailer, it fits in better.
We also get young SpongeBob! And even if it is a brief clip of the movie, which I am sure it is, I love seeing how Gary and SpongeBob met. So adorable! As a fan of the show, I always wondered how they met. Did SpongeBob adopt him from a shelter? I just wasn’t sure. I know they have been through a lot and I sure hope SpongeBob finds Gary by the time the movie comes to an end.
About The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run
This Memorial Day weekend, SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event. After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.