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Sausage Party: A Flurry of Violence, Chaos, Drugs, Orgies & Laughter-Inducing Psychosis [Review]

From Sony Entertainment, Annapurna Pictures, Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc., writers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir and directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernon comes the R-Rated animated film Sausage Party. Starring the voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek, the film his theaters August 12th.

Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.

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Directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernon have created one of the filthiest, dirtiest and most importantly of all – funniest movies of all time with the animated romp Sausage Party. Writers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter went balls out with this R-Rated digitally animated future cult classic and the no-holds-barred vibe doesn’t let up throughout the 90 minutes of perverse food-mania. In fact, as the movie REALLY starts rolling, it only gets even more disturbing. I laughed to the point of tears. The finale is a flurry of blood, violence, chaos, drugs, orgies and laughter inducing psychosis.

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In the world of Sausage Party, food lives for one reason only – to go home with us. To be picked from the shelves of the grocery store they live in because their gods (humans) will reward them for their patience and hot dogs will finally get to have sex with buns. Seth Rogen plays Frank the weiner who can’t wait to finally embrace his girlfiend (a bun voiced by Kristen Wiig). But when an unfortunate incident uncovers the terrifying truth of what humans do to their food – Frank sets out on a mission to warn his fellow food items and wage war against false Gods.

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Plus – tons of sex jokes, F-Bombs, food items that smoke pot, more nasty sex humour than anything I’ve ever seen before and uncontrollable sequences that nearly put me on the floor with laughter. They nailed this film. Rogen and Goldberg have been wanting to do a restricted big budget animated feature and this stupid flick is their masterpiece. I think it might be the funniest thing that Rogen and Goldberg have written so far to be honest.

There’s a ton of racial humor – especially between the Bagel (Edward Norton) and whatever the hell that flappy piece of pita bread was (David Krumholtz) but because we’re dealing with a silly animated show, a lot of it feels OK. There’s a ton of social commentary in Sausage Party (because it’s incredibly easy to make such points when you’re dealing with talking food ) and I actually like the messages by the end of the movie. Speaking of the end – you have no fucking idea what you are in for. I’m not messing around when I tell you that there will be blood. I nearly pissed myself when a bottle of pop and Mentos decided to do the unthinkable together with some of the most explosive (HAH!) results of any scene all year.

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Sausage Party is ridiculous. It is an exercise in bad taste but it’s also a work of comedic genius. The Red-Band trailers were hysterical but they don’t even begin to reveal the juicier and more spasmodic moments of the flick. Blazing Saddles pushed the boundaries of it’s time when it first came out, forcing cinema to change it’s perceptions of what we can do in our big screen comedies. Sausage Party does the same thing in 2016. God help us all if this movie succeeds at the box office because we are in for a world of fucked up cartoons…

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