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Highly Suspect Reviews: Sausage Party

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What happens when Seth Rogen and company get access to an animation studio with the chance to make their own film? A very hard-R, gross-out, sex and food comedy is what happens. And whether that’s going to be YOUR thing is anyone’s guess. It sure wasn’t ours. Listen to Chris, JC, Herman, and Jon to find out why.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • SanAndresjf

    Man, this is why I miss the Spill days. I would’ve loved to hear the contrast between all of you. Double Toasted rated this “Better Than Sex”.

    • rickdidaz

      Those reviews were the best.

    • Rock-X

      This review made me think the same thing, except for the exact opposite feeling. 1st: I can roll my eyes at some of the jabs at my religion and childhood memories of toys, but this review & what you said about Double Toasted reminds me of why I stopped listening to their reviews after Godzilla; its not Spill.com, I know that, but now it feels like an empty shell of itself.
      2nd: I find it unbelievable and rather hypocritical of Chris to scoff at the cartoons made to sell toys like it can’t be more than its design over the passage of time, and yet comic books were met with the same dismissal and even utter contempt at the idea that they would mean more than just “selling the comics” many, many years ago. I would like to believe, especially in the age of superhero movies, that he (of all people) could understand the concept of characters like Wonder Woman, Batman, & Superman evolving from lines in paper into (as one comic book reviewer said) “…symbols of truth, justice, and hope.”
      Lastly, I wouldn’t hold out hope for this movie to turn around Trump supporters. I’ve heard the news media compare them to The Borg, although I feel they’re more like Anakin seduced to the Dark Side; once they go, they are lost.

      • Chris Cox

        First off, what jabs at religion? This movie has a VERY big compassionate agnostic agenda. I mean, it’s unmissable. I can’t see how a discussion of the film WOULDN’T bring up the themes the film deals with extremely overtly.

        Two, man we’re just kidding around about the toy thing. I mean, jeez. Not something I would expect to have to defend but I guess everybody’s got a soft spot. I still am constantly surprised what gets a burr under saddles. These are the jokes, people. I was just having fun at Herman’s expense, which is the sorta thing we do sometimes for humor’s sake.

        And three, I wouldn’t expect it to turn around Trump supporters either but the very nature of the film’s themes and the humor context in which said anti-zealotry themes are placed tells me that they live in hope, and I suppose there’s nothing wrong with that.

        As to feeling like an empty shell…what the hell, man? You don’t like us or DT, that’s fine but you’re going out of your way to be unpleasant for no reason to people who put a LOT, I mean, a FUCK TON of work into putting stuff up every week, both us and Double Toasted. If you don’t like it, hey that’s your prerogative and you can always choose to not listen and find something somewhere else that fits your current tastes more, but at least don’t go out of your way to be rude about it.

        • Ryan Naughton

          Chris, don’t feed the troll.

  • Batj()y

    Jeez people read a book that will challenge your mind. Don’t watch this crap that comes from the gutter.

  • GamerGuy09

    I really enjoyed the movie, and I stand by that it is a good film.

    I found that it had a good laugh-to-joke ratio. The first act had Honey Mustard and the Saving Private Ryan scene which I thought was funny and creative. I liked Douche as the main antagonist, he does some really horrible shit in the movie. But his gag with the food puns was quite funny.

    The non-perishables were great, Fire Water’s “Fuck a Dude Smart” joke gave me a couple of gut laughs. Also Mr. Grits and Twinkie were both quite funny too.

    The Bagel and Burrito Thing had some good jokes. I wasn’t a big fan of the Taco, only gave me a chuckle and really didn’t do much. If she was cut from the story it wouldn’t really matter.

    Barry’s adventure with the Druggie was quite funny. And his head falling from the vent was quite shocking and unexpected. The whole ending fight scenes with the humans was pretty fun, especially the way they killed that guy with Coke and Mentos. The whole segment with Meatloaf was absolutely funny to me.

    Finally I didn’t think the Agenda pushing of the movie was too bad. The moral of the story was basically don’t be an asshole and disrespect religious people’s believes when you are an atheist/agnostic. As that goes nowhere and just hurts much more than it helps when understanding each other.

    The ending scene with the food orgy was absolutely absurd and disturbingly hilarious. I’m sure that’s what they were going for so I can’t fault them for that.

    Overall I would give the movie an 8/10. I had a great time, had many laughs, and I wasn’t bored throughout. But man it kinda sucks when I feel like I’m the “Lowest Common Denominator” for liking this movie. Alas I’ll stand my ground and abide that it is still a great movie that I recommend.

    • Chris Cox

      Hey, I’m honestly glad you had fun with it. I didn’t think it was offensively unfunny, but the humor just didn’t resonate with me at all. I am generally the hardest on comedies of most of the critics I know and humor is about as subjective a thing as there is. Hell, the bulk of people I know agree with you on this one, not me, so there ya go.