CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Sausage Party (2016)

In an over-saturated animation market fueled by Disney and Pixar, Sausage Party raises the bar and provides its audience with something fresh and filthy. The Sausage Party universe centres around a supermarket called Shopwell’s where all the foods, drinks and groceries perceive the humans who buy them as gods who take them to “the great beyond” when they are chosen/purchased (similar to Toy Story’s Aliens and the claw).

We meet a hot dog named Frank (Seth Rogen) who has dreams of living in the great beyond with his hot dog bun girlfriend, Brenda (Kristin Wiig). Frank and Brenda’s packages are chosen by a human to leave Shopwell’s, but en route they are warned by a returned jar of honey mustard (Danny McBride) that the great beyond is a lie!

An accident during their trip to the registers causes a collision that leads to Frank, Brenda, a lavash named Kareem (David Krumholtz), a bagel named Sammy (Edward Norton), and an aggressive douche (Nick Kroll) falling out of the shopping cart. Douche’s nozzle is damaged, for which he blames Frank. After being discarded by Darren (Paul Rudd), the store manager, he swears revenge on Frank and Brenda.

Initially I was worried that Sausage Party might be a one trick pony that once the novelty of swearing had worn off would leave a paper thin plot and a few set pieces. Instead when the swearing runs thin (and it does at times) you are left with a movie a movie that questions the beliefs you hold, organised religion, purpose in life, self-perception and self-esteem. In some ways Sausage Party is reminiscent of films like Soylent Green, The Island, Logan’s Run and even a sprinkling of the original Planet of the Apes in the way it deconstructs a society’s beliefs.

Sausage Party is a fun film that will offend some: don’t go in for this if you are easily offended! Under all the offence though is a clever story that does actually challenge people and the views they hold. The added twist on the end adds to this further (as well as sets up a sequel?).

Verdict: 8/10 – Sausage Party gives you a lot of meat to play with.

Related Posts
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)

Based on Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen's book of the same name, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century was directed by Kenneth Johnson and set in the year 2049. It Read more

Yatterman

Originally running between 1977-1979 for 108 episodes, Yatterman succeeded Time Bokan and followed what happened after fragments of a mysterious stone known as the Skull Stone are scattered across the Read more

Welcome to Paradox

Debuting in 1998 and running for thirteen episodes, Welcome to Paradox was an anthology show where all the stories took place in the fictional future city of Betaville although the Read more

The Rise of Skywalker – One 40 Something’s ‘Obsessed Fanboy’ pre-release thoughts…

No one likes an 'I told you so', so let's get the unpleasant bit out of the way. I told you so. Back in Feb 2018, whilst I was still Read more

The Maze (1953)

Directed by William Cameron Menzies, The Maze was 3-D horror film that deals with teratology and prenatal phylogenetic evolution. It begins when Scotsman Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly ends his Read more

The legacy of Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus: The Movie was supposed to be the holiday hit of 1985. Such was the confidence that farther and son producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind had managed to get Read more

The Herculoids

Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids! Zok, the laser-ray dragon! Igoo, the giant rock ape! Tundro, the tremendous! Gloop and Gleep, the formless, fearless wonders! With Zandor, their leader, Read more

The Fugitives

Created by Eileen Gallagher and directed by Jane Prowse, The Fugitives was a seven part show from 2005 that follows fourteen-year-old Jay Keaton (Alex Roe). A teenager with a high Read more

The Degrassi Legacy and why it matters

In a time when the world was over exposed to glamorised American teenage dramas where teens were being played by thirty years olds a dramatic shift happened. The seeds of Read more

The Boys are coming to Amazon!

Deadline has exclusively revealed that Amazon have given Garth Ennis and Darick Robertsons' comic book masterpiece The Boys a greenlight to be made into a TV series! It will be Read more

The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Directed by Coleman Francis, The Beast of Yucca Flats follows a Soviet scientist named Joseph Jaworsky (Tor Johnson), who defects and flees to a Nevada Test Site called Yucca Flats. Before Read more

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

Written and directed by Art Moore, The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole ran for 150 episodes between 1958 and 1961. The show followed a little boy named Spunky (voiced by Read more

Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor (#1-4)

Space, the final frontier... and on that frontier and beyond, humans and aliens alike need medical care. Enter Leonard McCoy, Doctor of Space Medicine, late of the U.S.S. Enterprise. This Read more

Ronin Warriors

Created by Hajime Yatate, Ronin Warriors (aka Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers aka Yoroiden Samurai Troopers) takes place in a world where after a thousand years Talpa (voiced by Shigezō Sasaoka Read more

Preacher is coming – May 2016!

After much anticipation we finally get a glimpse of the Preacher tv series. This was thanks to Seth Rogen's recent tweet that announced the premiere date of AMC's small screen Read more

Preacher begins production

Seth Rogen has revealed on Twitter that production has officially begun on the pilot episode of AMC’s adaptation of Preacher. Rogen will co-direct the episode with partner Evan Goldberg, which will Read more

Paula Malcomson

Born on 1st June 1970 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Paula Malcomson has become a prolific character actor who manages to steal the show no matter the size of her role Read more

Neon City (1991)

Directed by Monte Markham, Neon City (aka Anno 2053 aka Neonski Grad) is a post-apocalyptic update of John Ford's Stagecoach that takes place in the 2050's where mass ecological damage has left Read more

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Created by Lauren Faust, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic began in October 2010 and ran for nine seasons (222 episodes) until October 2019. It was based on My Little Read more

Jupiter Moon

Created by William Smethurst, Jupiter Moon hit screens on 26th March 1990. It was intended to be an ongoing space soap opera with 150 episodes filmed ready to broadcast. Unfortunately Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

%d bloggers like this: