If you're five years old or under then The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water is just the film for you, as for the adults dragged along with their little ones, well I'm sorry but there's things that you have to do for your kids.

The story, or what story there is, involves SpongeBob trying to retrieve the secret recipe for the sauce that makes his krabby patty burgers so delicious. Stolen by SpongeBob’s arch nemesis Plankton, SpongeBob must retrieve the recipe so that he can get burgers back on the menu at his fast food restaurant and in doing so will prevent the destruction of his home, Bikini Bottom.

The film flirts between live action and animation with Antonia Banderas, keeping the human side up, as a pirate who not only narrates the film but is involved in a cunning plan to outwit SpongeBob. The animated scenes all take place underwater in the world of Bikini Bottom whilst the live action kicks in when SpongeBob emerges from his watery home.

There's enough jokes here to keep the average 5 year old happy for the ninety or so minutes running time ,for the rest I'm certain that you'll find it a bit of a slog.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D (U)

UK Release: Friday 27th March 2015