Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Oct 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A group of supermarket foods try to find meaning in their existence.
My Take on it – This is a movie I heard about a few months back and avoided because I feared that it would be just too much.
Apparently, I was right.
The premise is actually a very clever one and the plot makes sense, but they ruin it all by trying to constantly see how far they can go.
I’m far from being a prude, but the language was off the charts here and that is all unnecessary; This movie could have been even better had they toned down the language and situations to a more palatable level.
Truth is, with this cast of voice actors led by Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill and their “clan”, I already expected it to be quite offensive, but they were even able to surpass my suspicions of how far they could go.
What made this movie great to watch tho, was the fact that they added so many movie references into every scene that it was fun trying to spot as many as I could.
This film surpassed the record for the highest grossing animated R rated film so there is no question about whether they will chose to make a sequel of not.
My assumption is that in any sequel, they will try to raise the offensiveness bar even higher and I’m sure I will also be among those who will venture into seeing any sequel because despite the extremely excessive crudeness, it’s easy to see that the filmmakers know how to make everyone laugh even if it’s for different reasons.
Bottom Line – Definitely NOT for kids. The premise is great, but I think they take things a bit too far too often. Excellent voice casting works quite well and with this cast, I’m not surprised by the places they take things. It would have been fine had they just kept to subtle innuendos, but Rogan and co take it as far as they can and it gets a bot tiresome. Loved the plethora of pop-culture movie references and that made watching this film so worthwhile for me. I hear they are making a sequel, I’ll probably see it also, but at least now know that they will do their best to raise the bar even higher.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The red band trailer for this movie was accidentally shown in a screening of Finding Dory (2016) at Brenden Concord cinemas in Concord, California, horrifying young audiences.(From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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