Updated: Jul 5, 2018
Once you see that shit, it'll f**k you up for life. Good luck! Have fun! -Twink, Sausage Party
It was fun, but I didn't need to see it.
Funny? Yes! Original? Yeah. Even kinda cute. And, excusably offensive(if there is such a thing.) However, overall, it was lackluster and boring once you get past the new idea of it being an animated movie for "adults." Then it's just stupid.
Look, I don't put myself above lowbrow humor, but this is movie is a little too shaky for me to consider it worthy of a lot of praise. And, I'm not saying it wasn't funny, but it was shocking than anything.
Sausage Party follows personified food items from the local supermarket to the real world. Frank (Seth Rogen) the hot dog sausage, and Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog bun, worlds are soon turned upside down after they find out they are things to be eaten. Did I mention, they are also hunted by an infuriated Douche(Nick Kroll) with a bent nozzle, who gets off on the juice of other items(which is really off-putting).
You know how some things are said to be good in theory or on paper, but not in practice; this was merely an animated version of this very statement.
Well one, it was highly sexually suggestive. I mean, yes, it was written with Seth Rogan hands; so it was going to be suggestive. But, I believe in some modesty, especially in my humor. The first couple penis jokes were funny then they got old. Quickly. I wished there was more of a variety of things to laugh at rather than just the comedic musings of an immature pubescent boy in heat. I must, however, compliment the "edgy" yet smart, mildly offensive jokes. Those popped up from time to time and I, without a doubt, laughed.
Then there's the food orgy scene at the end. It was just gross. Unnecessary and included for what seemed just for shock value. I was shocked alright. But, really I just wanted to know-- why. Why is this necessary? Why y'all doing this to me? What is this foolishness?!
And, the ending! What a crappy way to end the movie, going into another universe now that they are "self-aware." There was already a lack of closure. They "took over" the supermarket, but is that it? They go into the "real world," but is that it? They are free, but does Brenda know if she isn't back in that plastic bag soon, she is going to be hard, stale, and moldy within a couple days (Possibly hours, since she look like one of those off-brand Walmart buns). Questions must be answered! (but not in a sequel. Please, God, No!)
Sausage Party is simply an novelty item you buy once for fun and never use again because its novelty wore off quickly.
You know what would've been funny? If they alluded to Toy Story or jumped to their universe. Imagine the mayhem. The childhoods destroyed!
FLOOR OR DOOR?
Should it have been left on the cutting room floor or should you be running out the door to see it?
Reluctantly, door... because it was funny. I'm glad it wasn't trashed before it came out, so I can't say floor. But I won't say you have to run out to see it. Wait until it's on Netflix or DVD.
And if you get it on DVD, get it used and pay no more than a movie ticket. Not worth a cent more.
It's just... a mess.