Posted on

Movie Review: ‘Sausage Party’

4158_sausage-party_7870Sausage Party Fast Facts

Directors: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Veron
Cast: Seth Rogan, James Franko, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Conrad Veron, Bill Hader, David Krumholtz, Danny McBride, Nick Kroll, and Craig Rominson
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 88 minutes
Release Date: August 12, 2016 (US)

Sausage Party is the first rated R 3D animated picture to hit US theaters. It’s about a supermarket where all the food is alive, striving to go to the “Great Beyond” and be chosen by their gods (us humans). Frank (Seth Rogan) is a hot dog who wants to be chosen with his bun girlfriend, Brenda (Kristen Wiig). When a container of honey mustard gets returned and tells the other food items the truth about the Great Beyond, it’s up to Frank to find out the truth from the Non Perishables in the alcohol aisle.

The basic concept does sound interesting, if not admittedly a rehash of the terribly animated and written children’s movie Foodfight! which was an advertising version of Toy Story.

When I saw the trailer, I thought “This sounds like it would be better as a short film” and I was right. This 88 minute monstrosity was really hard to sit through.

The animation in the film was well done (though a little grotesque at times), but sadly this is the only nice thing I can say about Sausage Party.

The first trailer for the film showed an entire scene from the film, and honestly that same scene turned out to be the best part of the entire film. The only time I laughed during this film was in the beginning, when a human character working in the store announced with five minutes until close for everyone to get the fuck out. As a person who works retail during closing, I could really relate to this.

My main issue with this film is its execution. Instead of using its R rating to play up a bit of stereotypes with religion and make the film about how everyone might have their own version of a Great Beyond, it instead wastes the R rating on weed jokes, sex jokes, and terrible racist and homophobic stereotypes. I shit you not, the first few minutes of the film is just the food singing and thanking the Gods, hoping that they get chosen. There’s also a part with sauerkraut and other stereotypical German food saying about how they want to “kill the juice”, accompanied by huge Nazi imagery.

Adult animation can be used to make satirical jokes and make light of serious topics, but instead the writers of this film chose to take the “South Park kids writing a movie” approach. It upsets me because I literally sat there for 88 minutes uncomfortable with the gross stereotypes, a few metaphorical rape scenes, a scene where a used condom was talking, and everyone around me was laughing it up. I was so out of the loop in regards to what was supposed to be funny. Going into the film I knew that maybe I wouldn’t get some weed jokes, but I didn’t understand how cutting off a druggie’s head and seeing the decapitated head casually in the background was something everyone in the audience enjoyed.

Ignoring the stereotypes and bad jokes, the universe doesn’t even make sense. All of the food talk, okay, but so does a a condom and a douche (which becomes the villain?). So can food talk or can all inanimate objects talk? Why do some boxes talk, but the contents inside them don’t? The universe is very inconsistent and isn’t built for audience’s to understand outside of the concept of the Great Beyond.

The writing was also  inconsistent and seemed to be written by a child. I understand that adult animation will have “bad” jokes, but this film wasn’t funny, and I would recommend that most people not watch it.

 

 

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Share on Google+
Google+
Posted on

Film Friday: ‘The Jungle Book’ Review

This week, I’m reviewing the new live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale about a young boy raised in the jungle and his journey to escape the imminent threat to his life. This happens to be one of my favorite animated classics from Disney. Right now, Disney seems to be on a trend where they want to make live action versions of their previously animated movies. This is a trend that I wish Disney would get over, like their trend to turn all their theme park attractions into live action movies. At least that seems to have stopped with Tomorrowland. Now if you want to know if I think this film is worth a shot, you will have to watch my review below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

The Jungle Book is in theaters now, starring Neel Sethi as Mowgli Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, and Christopher Walken as King Louie.

Clips provided courtesy of the Walt Disney Company.

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Share on Google+
Google+
Posted on

Film Friday: ‘Hardcore Henry’ Review

This week I went to see Hardcore Henry in theaters. This film is particularly interesting because it was shot entirely in first-person POV with the help of some really agile stuntmen with GoPro cameras mounted to their helmets.

The premise of the film is basically this guy wakes up in a lab in Moscow as a cyborg, (half-human, half robot) and he has no memory of who he is. The Scientist there in the lab tells him she is his wife and his name is Henry. Before she can get his new voice program installed, a group of mercenaries rush in, lead by this guy with supernatural abilities, and they kidnap her. Now Henry goes on a bloody quest through the streets of Moscow to save his wife, and his own life. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, the film stars Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett and Tim Roth in a “blink and you’ll miss it” cameo.

It is definitely a wild and crazy, action packed, pseudo futuristic ride, but is it just a gimmick or is it worth your while? Check out my review and let me know what you think in the comments below.

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Share on Google+
Google+
Posted on

Film Friday: Natural Born Pranksters Review (No Spoilers)

This week I am reviewing the new film Natural Born Pranksters, starring Roman Atwood, Dennis Roady and Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, the world’s three most notorious, ballsy, and outrageous YouTube pranksters come together for the first time to unleash the most epic pranks in an outrageous feature-film event. Jam-packed with cameos from some of YouTube’s biggest stars, and unbelievable social experiments taken to the next level.

I completely enjoyed this film. It is packed with non-stop pranks from elaborate the set-ups  to just random street pranking. This trio of pranksters vibe so well together you would think they grew up together pranking, but in reality they all met online through twitter. Being fans of each others work they decided to join forces and the rest is history!  They just had their world premiere in LA, so I’ve included some clips straight from the red carpet.

If you haven’t already, check out the interview I did with the pranksters, where they PRANK ME!

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Visit their YouTube channels:

Roman Atwood: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-SV…

Dennis Roady: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMgQ…

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1KP…

 

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Share on Google+
Google+
Posted on

Film Friday: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

GeekGirl Nicole got the chance to see a sneak peek of the latest in the superhero action movie genre, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Starring Henry Cavil reprising his role from Man of Steel as Superman and Ben Affleck making his debut as Batman in the DC cinematic universe, this film is expected to be huge at the box office. What we really want to know is, does it live up to all the hype? Is this film all you expected it to be? Is this really DC and Warner Bros answer to the juggernaut that has become the Marvel cinematic universe over at Disney? We have our own thought on that and Nicole is here to share hers with you! Let us know what you think in the comments below!

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Share on Google+
Google+
Posted on

Film Friday: ‘Me Him Her’ Review

Me Him Her is being marketed as a romantic comedy, which is so weird to me! When I think “rom com,” I think cliche, vanilla, popcorn flicks starring Kate Hudson. I definitely don’t picture Max Landis‘ (writer of Chronicle and American Ultra) colorful and spirited directorial debut following twenty-somethings Cory (90210‘s Dustin Milligan), Brendan (Point Break‘s Luke Bracey), and Gabbi (The Leftovers’ Emily Meade) as they question their identity and sexuality and struggle to figure out life, all while alarming Los Angeles residents, floating through space, and engaging in dramatic sword fights (no joke)! This whimsical and zany film was definitely a stand out.

Check out my thoughts of the film in the video below:

 

Me Him Her Quick Facts:
Written and Directed by:
 Max Landis
Cast: Luke Bracey, Dustin Milligan, Emily Meade, Alia Shakwat, Geena Davis, and Haley Joel Osment
Studio: Filmbuff
Runtime: 97 min.

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Be sure to watch Me Him Her during its limited release or through video on demand beginning March 11, 2016!

Want more movie madness, darling cinephiles? Be sure to check out our other film reviews here!

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Share on Google+
Google+
Posted on

Film Friday: ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’

When I first heard about this film, the fact that Sally Field was in it caught my attention, and after reading the synopsis I thought that it must be some dramatic angsty romance with a little bit of comedy to lighten the mood. I was totally, completely, and pleasantly WRONG! This movie is a wonderfully amazing, side-splitting, laugh out loud jaunt through a life interrupted on the verge of an awakening. I enjoyed every single minute of it! The character of Doris is so beautifully written and Sally Field is the perfect fit! Check out my full review below!

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Share on Google+
Google+
Posted on

Film Friday: ‘London Has Fallen’ Review

This week I watched London Has Fallen which is the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. Gerard Butler is back as Secret Service agent, Mike Banning and once again we have a situation where he must protect the president (Aaron Eckhart) at all costs. The movie is explosive (literally) with a lot of non-stop action sequences that really make the movie an exciting film to watch.

Check out my review of the film below, and let me know what you think after you go see the film. Don’t forget, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

 

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Share on Google+
Google+
Posted on

Top 10 Tuesday: Greatest Action Films of All Time and Enter Our ‘London Has Fallen’ Giveaway!

London Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen opens in theaters March 4, and GeekGirl World is giving away 2 swag packs! Just subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave a comment on the video below for your chance to win! That’s all you gotta do!

Check out this week’s Top 10 Tuesday, where I count down the greatest action films of all time. You might agree, you might disagree, so lets discuss!

 

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Share on Google+
Google+