“So wrong, so funny, so awesome!”
Thanks to Sony Pictures we had the chance to see Sausage Party before its Australian cinematic release. This is our review of the film, but – as usual – no matter what we say, we recommend that you still go to your local cinema and see the film because there is no better critic than yourself!
Directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, Sausage Party tells the story of Frank (Seth Rogen) a sausage who, along with all the products in the supermarket’s aisles, including his bread bun girlfriend (Kristen Wiig), dreams of being taken to the Great Beyond by the Gods (humans). When this happens, Frank believes, he and his girlfriend will finally be able to consummate their love and live happily ever after.
Everything suddenly changes for Frank when a returned product, Honey Mustard (Danny McBride), returns from The Great Beyond. Scared to death, he reveals that the gods are actually monsters who plan to eat them all in order to gain power. This piques Frank’s curiosity, and he is prompted to journey to the ‘dark aisle’s in order to discover the truth. Meanwhile, his sausage friends (from the same pack) are set to become victims of the hungry gods. Frank’s friends include Carl (Jonah Hill) and a deformed banger named Barry (Michael Cera).
If that doesn’t sound like enough trouble, a (literal) douche goes rogue and seeks revenge on Frank and Brenda, whom he blames for not being able to go to The Great Beyond.
Seth Rogen has once again teamed up with his “This is The End” partner, Evan Goldberg, to deliver what is surely the most controversial film of recent years. Ten years in the making, the Sausage Pary mocks kid’s animated feature movies with its Toy-Story-on-Drugs style. The movie is packed with tons of sexual references, casual racism, crude language, and, as one would expect from this crowd, drug references (Surprise! James Franco plays a stoner in the film).
Ultimately, Sausage Party is so wrong, yet hilarious, and might shock some purists, or people expecting something else. Really, guys, what would you expect from a Rogen-Goldberg movie about talking sausages for God’s sake! The film also includes loads of pop culture references, gore and a great food orgy (for real!) that will probably affect the way you eat your popcorn in the cinema.
All in all, Sausage Party is the perfect film to see with friends while having a drink if you don’t take it seriously (then, why would you?); and, despite the weak ending that feels as though the makers ran out of ideas, you are up for a hilarious 90 minutes.
Sausage Party hits cinemas on August 11, 2016