Sausage Party Thoughts
Seth Rogen’s brand of humor has gotten to a point where it either appeals to you or it doesn’t. I personally enjoy Rogen’s humor, even though it can be a bit juvenile. It’s juvenile with a mature take. Fortunately for Rogen, critics do like his films and he’s at a point where he can do anything he wants. Case in point, Sausage Party. Sausage Party is a different type of comedy that works in some parts and in some doesn’t.
The concept of Sausage Party is very original & clever. It comes off as something Pixar would make but with a dirty adult flair to it. The animation in the movie is incredible and on par with Disney’s and you can tell the animators had a lot of fun animating it. It has some interesting visuals & character designs. Also the Rogen/Apatow family is full of talented, funny actors and a majority of them are in the movie from main roles to cameos. Everyone manages to blend very well in the movie and it was great to see some of the actors putting on special voices for their actors so you wouldn’t be the least bit distracted. Also Edward Norton joins in on the fun. There’s also a funny remark about Edward Norton’s involvement at the end of the film which I found superbly hilarious. Nick Kroll’s Douche is definitely the highlight of the movie. Douche is such a terrific well made villain who has some of the best lines in the movie. He’s terrific satire on Frat Bro culture.
Sausage Party though unfortunately wasn’t the hilarious movie I expected it to be. I didn’t laugh out loud as I expected too and I found the film to slow down at certain points. I wouldn’t rank it higher than a majority of Rogen’s projects but it’s very entertaining & funny nonetheless. Even though dick jokes & potty humor were expected, there is way too much of it. And a majority of those jokes are a miss. The real humor lies in the clever satire & pop culture references and thankfully that’s another big chuck of the movie. Even though I wasn’t laughing the whole time, I had a smile on my face because I was having a good time. The film could have done more with its story & concept but it still manages to work. I also think the post climax scene was a bit too much & unnecessary and should have been cut out. It’s more disgusting than funny.
Sausage Party is a really unique movie that plays on the cliches of animated films but with its own unique twist. There are points where Sausage Party could have done more to impress audiences but for Rogen fans it shouldn’t disappoint. The movie won’t bring any new fans and will turn a lot of audiences off by its stupidity and that’s okay. Sausage Party is a big example of subjective humor and it doesn’t steep down to Adam Sandler stupidity though at points got incredibly close. Sausage Party is probably the most juvenile of Seth Rogen’s films and the potty humor should have been cut out or replaced with better humor. The script could have done with some more tinkering. Fortunately the film is sprinkled with clever satire, a fun villain, and a wonderful cast to get you through the movie. Sausage Party isn’t a ground changing movie or one of the best animated films of the year but it’s a fun movie nonetheless.