"Sausage Party" Non-Spoiler Review
I wasn't really sure what to expect when I walked into the theatre to see Sausage Party, and I wasn't really sure what to think when I walked out of the theatre. I've had some time to process everything though, so here's my thoughts on Seth Rogan's animated movie for adults.
The plot of Sausage Party is pretty simple and easy to follow. We follow a group of supermarket food that is actually alive and believes that humans are gods who care for them after they buy them, but shit hits the fan when one of the food items finds out that the humans actually kill and eat them. So yeah, it's a clever story, but it's the constant social commentary that adds both humor and meaning to the film. The message this movie is trying to convey is very blatant and in your face, and actually I thought they wrapped the story, the humor, and the overall message together very well. The main problem that I have with the movie is that the they take some jokes WAY too far. There are some parts where a simple one liner would have gotten a nice laugh out of the audience, but they try a bit too hard and the joke falls flat. Nonetheless, there are a lot of great jokes in this movie, and there are some scenes will have you laughing pretty hard.
The script of Sausage Party doesn't appear to be ground breaking by any means, but the underlying message and the clever jokes make it a lot better. As with any comedy, don't expect the greatest story of all time, but be prepared to laugh a decent amount.
If you have a dry sense of humor or love over-the-top comedy, this is definitely a movie that you should go see. But if you are easily offended or if you have little kids, this is NOT a movie that you should go see. The underlying message and the jokes can easily offend pretty much anyone, and this movie is in no way, shape, or form meant for kids. I repeat, do NOT take your kids to see this movie.
Sausage Party is pretty funny and clever, but it's not the best comedy you'll ever watch. Nonetheless, I'd say it's worth the price of admission and maybe a Blu-Ray purchase.