Toys, jokes, footballers, and MAMA MIA!
Very smart about being very dumb, Sausage Party expertly mixes low-brow shock humour and puns with high-brow deconstructions of the default CG Animation template and a nuanced discussion about faith and religion.
People don’t watch that, they watch Star Trek, it’s Lights Out for expectations, Ice Age has a Collision Course with failure, Don’t Think Twice about these puns as I certainly didn’t, and Other Box Office News.
The Secret Life of Pets is a very enjoyable joke machine, but a deeply confused one that illuminates Illumination’s continued weaknesses.
This year, DreamWorks Animation celebrates its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Callum Petch is going through their entire animated canon, one film a week for the next 30 weeks, and giving them a full on retrospective treatment. Prior entries can be found here, should you desire.