By Charlie Brigden
Title: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water
Composer: John Debney
The Film: Bikini Bottom’s most famous son returns with his friends in tow, this time into superhero mode as they smash their way out into the live-action world.
The Score: Stirring stuff from Debney, who seems to find his groove here. Big orchestral action is on the menu and it doesn’t disappoint.
Distinguishing Features: The swashbuckling ‘Burger Beard On Island’, the furious ‘Plankton Attack’ with shades of Elfman’s Batman, the mysteriously mesmerising ‘Intro Bubbles.
Final Thoughts: Don’t write this off, Sponge Out Of Water is a lovely score. Debney is hit and miss sometimes, but here he delivers in spades (and buckets).
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water is out now from Varese Sarabande