Sausage Party, a movie review

(2016) R/animation, adventure,comedy

A movie review by: Lee Sonogan


Sausage Party is a movie about intelligent life forms as food and their 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 stories. While most Pixar and other animated movies cost about $100 million to make, Sausage Party only cost under $20 million to make.

The 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 he 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’.”.  The first animated film was 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 potentially great story, but when you watch the whole thing, it is over the top with too many sex jokes to fill the time of the movie. Out of nowhere, 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 foods like humanoids are killed in interesting ways. Then the end was average. The final scenes were of something you would have never expected in an animated movie. I like Seth Rogan and the stories he writes, it is just that I think this particular movie is the worst of his if I can be so bold.



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