I remember watching Sponge Out of Water back in 2015. Being a SpongeBob fan, I anticipated it and when I went to see it, I highly enjoyed it, not minding the misleading advertising. Mostly more wanting the chance to see good old fashioned hand drawn animation on the big screen again. CGI is everywhere nowadays. When I watched it, my life felt complete. It was the end of a journey for me and after the film came out on DVD and Blu-Ray, I was ready to move on with my life. Now, for nostalgic purposes, I have revisited the first SpongeBob movie which I think is the only Nicktoons-based film released theatrically that people actually liked. Yet for some reason, The Last Airbender made more money than this Nickelodeon movie. Like most movies based off of TV shows, it has an extended episode type feel. Fortunately, the faithfulness to the cartoon, back when it was good, voice acting and humour make it one of Nickelodeon Movies' better films. Oh, the hilarity of witnessing two immature adults get drunk from too much ice cream. Had this indeed been the conclusion to the cartoon it was meant to be, it would've come off as a satisfying send-off to the absorbent talking kitchen sponge. At least with the show, Tom Kenny still always has work. There's also surprisingly convincing live-action/animation mixing within the third act. Temporarily looks fake but a 30 million dollar budget isn't really something big so I'm not expecting Industrial Light & Magic to step in and save the day. The "Cyclops" underwater certainly looks a lot more convincing than Eddie Valiant in Toontown. A hilarious and...forgive me for this...absorbing movie that is more than just your average generic TV show-based film only made to profit off of the show's popularity or make an old show known again or even continue a story that ended abruptly sometimes with poor execution. You did good, Stephen Hillenburg, you did good.