We've already listened to the soundtrack for the new SpongeBob movie approximately a zillion times (especially the "Goofie Goober" song). There are contributions from Wilco, the Flaming Lips, the Shins, Motorhead, Ween (actually an older song of theirs), Andy Paley, Tom Rothrock, Prince Paul — there's something for everyone ! Today I think we're actually going to see the movie (S1's first). I saw this excerpt from a review in ad, and I have to say, hear, hear !
...We are so hung up on blue states and red states that our only hope may lie in the primary color that has been left off the map. We need something - or someone - yellow, and also absorbent and porous enough to soak up the ill will and scrub away the lingering bad feelings.
Now more than ever, the country needs SpongeBob SquarePants, and starting today, in theaters everywhere, he answers the call, with a big-screen rendition of the nautical nonsense that has been delighting Nickelodeon viewers - including a great many grown-ups without the alibi of children - for the past five years.
...This regression comes as something of a relief, because it offers both a flight from the burdens of maturity and an alternative to angry, aggressive forms of immaturity that dominate movies, television and video games. SpongeBob is weak, indecisive and easy to ridicule, but he is also loyal, decent and optimistic (and always neatly dressed) - a walking, singing reproof to the glowering, vengeance-seeking macho types who hog all the attention. If you're tired of their bluster and swagger, SpongeBob is your man.