As a human, or I assume a very close approximation, you and I both know the "truth" that the food is hiding from and though it’s played out as a big reveal the movie doesn’t dwell on it too much so we aren’t really expected to be surprised. As it happens the trailers and advertising actually haven’t given too much of the main plot away so I won’t spoil any more here, suffice to say Frank finds himself confronted by the “truth” and battles to save his fellow foodstuffs from the wrath of the Gods as it were.
Personally I’m not of the opinion that something is funny just because it’s gross and there’s a little too much of this for my taste. In fact, that’s the big problem here for me. Whilst it’s fun as an adult to laugh at an implied sex joke snuck into a kid’s film, here all the subtlety is torn out and thrown into a big fire, which kind of misses the point of those sorts of jokes in the first place.
So the film is crass but you can get that from the title; and if the concept alone has you giggling you won’t be disappointed. There’s a lot of running gags that strike perfectly and as the films jumps from one extreme to another, you can’t help but laugh at the ludicrousness of it, even though despite a very meta narrative the ending does come a little out of nowhere.
It really feels like this should be a love it or hate it film however I fell sort of in the middle. If I’m being honest 'Sausage Party' didn’t entirely work for me, too reliant on sex jokes and a total lack of emotional depth despite it obviously trying to achieve some. It’s hard to sympathise with the food especially as much of it was already alive at some point in animal form and we didn’t have a problem with killing that so what’s the big deal now? Ultimately it’s not as clever, emotional or I’m afraid funny as the films it’s spoofing, which leaves it feeling a little pointless. If you’re hoping for the comedy of the year this probably isn’t it (it’s not as good as previous Seth Rogen project 'This Is The End'), but for surreal gross out comedy you’ll get exactly what you expect and plenty of it.
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