The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Sponge on the Run comes four years after the elaborate $20 million Broadway musical based on the cartoon, which was a commercial disappointment but a delirious critical darling. The show’s psychedelic Day-Glo marine world appears to have been influential not only in the look of the new movie but also in the extent to which songs have become part of its funscape.
It’s not quite a musical but there are full-blown numbers: A flamboyantly costumed Snoop Dogg appears as a Western ghost town saloon gambler leading an ensemble of dancing cowboy pirate zombies; scheming villain Plankton (Mr. Lawrence) confesses that he does care, after all, in “The Secret Formula is You,” written by Hill with Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman; and Weezer throws a party with the peppy “It’s Always Summer in Bikini Bottom.”
— Variety_Film (@Variety_Film) February 27, 2021
I was happy to soak up the loopy anarchy of THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN, which is fast, funny, demented & features Keanu Reeves as a sagebrush spirit guide. My review for @THR:https://t.co/tjhhy1hfch
— David Rooney (@DavidCRooney1) February 27, 2021