NEW YORK – "National Treasure" and "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" (search) hit theaters this weekend in today's Foxlight.
It's anything but treasure, according to nearly every critic in the country. Nicolas Cage's "National Treasure" (search) is "riddled with plot holes you could drive a Humvee through," according to the New York Post. "The Da Vinci Code for Dummies," they add. One critic's trash is another's treasure? Not if you're asking USA Today, which calls it "More like fool's gold." By now you know the plot — our Founding Fathers hid a game show's worth of treasure and Cage is making a booty call. This could be one of the first fizzles for uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Tom Kenny (search) may be the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, but his personal humor is certainly not for kids. Kenny was asked why SpongeBob is a hit with kids, teenagers and adults, and he said "it might have something to do with the mind-control drugs we put in the Cheez-Its that were shaped like SpongeBob." He said "our ratings spiked after those hit the market." I think he was kidding. Critics are generally soaking up the fun, too. And it all is for kids this time around, though the TV cartoon seems a little hipper than the movie. And I didn't realize how much back hair David Hasselhoff has. You'll see what I mean. Boxofficeguru.com says Bob should wipe up at least $30 million this weekend.
But the guru thinks that might not be quite "Incredible" enough to bring down one superhero family. "The Incredibles" is headed to $200 million.