There hasn’t been a huge selection of films that I wanted to see this year but Sausage Party was defiantly up there, from the moment I heard the title and saw the first images I was excited. Although I thought I knew what I was in for, never before have I laughed so much I cried whilst thinking to myself “what the hell am I looking at?!?” Seth Rogan has been involved in some films that could be considered out there but Sausage Party is out there and beyond!
Frank, a sentient sausage, becomes aware that all food is made to be sold and eaten by the people they consider Gods. He decides that he must warn the others but trying to convince them that their beliefs are wrong proves to be a missions. Acceptant of the challenge he must face he teams up with the likes of a Mexican taco, an Arabian Flatbread, a Jewish Bagel and a Roll who has beautiful buns!
I look forward to all of the abuse this film will receive: I am expecting headlines along the lines of “Sausage Party discriminated against my religion” or “my culture says this film shouldn’t be shown in my country”. These stores are inevitable as much as they are bullsh!t. Sausage Party references everyone, every religion, every culture and even challenges the reasons why some of them are fighting. It is definitely one of the most inclusive films I have seen and it doesn’t focus on one, it mocks everyone equally. The people who should be offended are those who weren’t impersonated or stereotyped: the Welsh or Scottish to name two!
You might ask who it is who is so vial and ingenious, this is the mix of Seth Rogan’s screen play and the amazing cast he pulled together for the film including: James Franko, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton and Paul Rudd. Individually they hold their own to make entertaining content. Together they are immense. Add this to the amazing script and opening number and you have a recipe for success. No its not one of your traditional or big brand animation companies but, in my opinion, even better!
I love to see an underdog emerge with something so unique to anything else out at the moment. Sausage Party is great beyond most films you will see in the cinema right now. No it’s not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but for those who have a dark sense of humour it is a must see movie.
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