review by Bobby Blakey
For years Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill have mentioned their film Sausage Party. What started out as a joke years ago has finally become a reality and getting ready to be unleashed on Cinemas featuring a great voice cast including Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, James Franco, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Danny McBride, Edward Norton, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Harland Williams, and Salma Hayek, but does it deliver all the raunchy animated fun that fans are hoping for or will it be a store not worth shopping in?
Sausage Party follows various groceries in a supermarket who all dream of one thing: to be chosen by a customer and taken to their home. But soon enough, they learn the horrible truth about what happens to food when put into human hands. A hot dog sausage named Frank, and his friends, vow to warn his friends at he store of their terrifying future, and in the process, wages war with the human race. To say that this film lives up to the hype it has been getting is an understatement. They have perfectly captured everything about the typical animated family film and turned it on its head fully taking advantage of the R rating complete with language, sex and violence. There are plenty of moments that will have you laugh out loud, which wasn’t all that surprising giving the trailers and cast, but what was a surprise was how well it was written and the story itself. There is actually a fun story here that has a bit more than just the sex puns if you really pay attention. It’s far from a life changing story, but they bring some subtle hints towards unity and acceptance despite differences all wrapped up in this insanely wild new universe.
They have done some real creative things here with the uses of the food and the world they inhabit. Like any animated feature these days they put a lot of thought into the creation of this world and the designs and have managed to deliver a beautiful piece of animation. Sadly often times when they make an adult themed cartoon it lacks in the animation department, but here they have knocked it out of the park. The animation s vibrant and beautiful to look at perfectly capturing the production value they were hoping for while showcasing that they took this project seriously. All the voice actors do an awesome job with some just playing versions of themselves and other almost unrecognizable in the best way possible. They pull no punches and fully utilize the R rating living up to what you think you are getting and quite possibly surpassing it.
This is one of those of those films that will no doubt offend some, but for those that get it and allow it to just be what it is it borderlines on perfection. There are some really brilliantly thought out sequences as well as a sequence at the end of the film that the audience choking with shock and laughter non-stop until the credits rolled that you just have to see. I for one love every moment of this film and not only cannot wait to see it again, can see this one becoming a regular watch on my list. I hope audiences support this because there is a fun franchise here in the making that has so many places it could go.
This release not only includes the film but also numerous bonus features including a gag reel, Line-O-Rama and numerous featurettes taking behind the fun of this hilarious filthy animated feature. Don’t miss out on a chance to join the party and grab your copy of Sausage Party available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Home Entertainment.