(2016) R/animation, adventure,comedy
A movie review by: Lee Sonogan
Sausage party is a movie about intelligent life forms as food and there questioning of what happened in the great beyond. Its voice actors include Seth Rogan, Kristen Wiig, Jonah hill. In the story one of the main bad guys is literally a douche. The movie had a budget of 19 million, now it has made over 43 million in the box office. This movie has become a cult hit amongst some people, while others are not a fan of it.
The movie features 5 Oscar nominees: Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek. This marks Seth Rogen’s first screenplay for an animated film. The movie was inspired by the design of Disney’s style and types of storys. While most Pixar and other animated movies cost about $100 million to make, Sausage Party only cost under $20 million to make.
Sausage Party has been in the works since July 23, 2010. Seth Rogen developed the idea of the film in 2007. It was based on something him and Jonah Hill would joke around about. While promoting Superbad (2007) and Knocked Up (2007), people would ask Rogen what his next project will be, in which he jokingly replied “It’s called ‘Sausage Party’.”. First animated film written by Seth Rogen.
Seth Rogen described the film as a dark take on Disney films: “People like to project their emotions onto the things around them: their toys, their cars, their pets… So we thought: What would it be like if our food had feelings? We very quickly realized that it would be fucked up.”
Overall, the movie could not lead up to its hype. The trailer shows us a potential great story, but when you watch the whole thing, it is over the top with to many sex jokes to fill the time of the movie. Out of no where you will have a giggle or two. The story is dull with the relationship between the sausage and the bun and the racial comments between the different food bored me. Later on in the movie, Frank learns the truth and then the story begins, where many food like humanoids are killed in interesting ways. Then the end was average. The the final scenes were of something you would have never expected in an animated movie. I like Seth Rogan and storys he writes, it is just that i think this particular movie is the worst of his, if i can be so bold.