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Adventure of Darren and his Friends also known as Adventure of Darren and his Friends: Revenge of the Russian Vampire is an upcoming American-British-Canadian 2019 adult computer-animated action thriller-drama fantasy crime horror spin-off film directed by Greg Tiernan, Vin Diesel and Gary Trousdale and produced by Seth Rogen, Meghan Ellison, Evan Goldberg, Felix Gary Gray and Conrad Vernon. It serves as a spin-off to the 2016 film, Sausage Party, officially making it Point Grey Pictures' second sequel film, first being Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Conrad Vernon returns to work on the spin-off as a producer, but not as a director since he was replaced by Gary Trousdale. The film is set to release in theaters on July 18th, 20??.
Taking place in the same universe as Sausage Party, the plot revolves around a 20-year-old man named Darren Neuman.
Six months after the events of the first film, Darren wakes up at Shopwell's at nighttime, heard a strange noise coming from kitchen wares. He notices the flashlight on the floor. So, Darren picks up the flashlight and turns it on. He was walking through the aisles until he saw an unknown man eating a dead body. He was about to touch it slowly but the unknown man turns around quickly.
The unknown man turns out to be a Russian leader/vampire named Anton Smirnov. Darren was talking to him that he's going to call the police officers so they will arrive. But Anton wants to suck Darren's blood and kill him. He was about to kill Darren by flying through and Darren was screaming on horror. Darren wakes up in panic. He heard an alarm clock coming from a table. Darren was looking at the time and says "7:00 AM". He will be late for a work. First Darren got out of his bed, then he use the towel and going to the bathroom. He taking a quick shower, after that. Darren walking to the closet and choosing the blue shirt, lime green vest, black pants and white shoes for a business. He got out of his house and going inside his car. Taking out his car keys, turn on the engine and head to work.
Later, at Los Angeles High School, Maya notices that car was honking, it turn out to be Carrie's.
She waves goodbye at her as got inside the car. Carrie talking about pep rally after school. Suddenly Maya heard her mother's car, asking her about how great that school is. So Maya getting in the car and leaving. Meanwhile, at the park, Angelo orders the mint ice cream to the little girl. Suddenly his phone was ringing which he hearing coming from his back pocket of pants. Angelo grabs his phone and calling Darren.
Darren tells Angelo about his plan for a vacation. Angelo asks if he can come with him. Darren then says yes to him. So Angelo shuts the door of an ice cream truck. Later, they set up the plan. Angelo knocking the door, Darren opening the door and greeting him. He going inside of Darren's penthouse, helps him, but suddenly, he heard coming from TV. He follows the sound and watching the news. The news said "The train station was grand opening." A news report happens to be about grand open the new train station in New York City.
They decided to go there, but when they get there. Darren got an idea, they got the suitcases and going to airport. As they went to the airport, Angelo and Darren are waiting for a flight. Then, they finally saw an airplane landing at the airport. They go in to the plane. Darren found the seats for them. So they got their seats and put the seat belts. The plane starts to fly, while inside of plane. Angelo was hungry, so Darren orders the food from a flight attendant. Later, the plane began to landing at NYC Airport. Everyone got out of the plane. Angelo and Darren are finally arrival in New York City, New York. Then, they exit the airport after getting sandwiches and root beers from store.
Angelo waves at the taxi as its stop at the front of airport. Later, at Anne's apartment. Anne greeting her boyfriend Angelo and his best friend Darren. They were glad to meet her, outside, a shadow, Anne was looking at it, suddenly, there's a bat. It flies into the room, they shocked. Anne, Angelo and Darren running from it. The bat smiles evilly, but Anne uses the flashlight to scared the bat away. The bat was flying away in fear. They sighed in relief. Anne talking to them about the mysterious bat. But she must focus on a plan for riding the new train since they saw a news on TV. Meanwhile, at the new train station, Darren notices his older sister Daryl and her friends who are already at the station.
They were glad to meet them, Daryl hugging her younger brother, then Angelo. She greeting Anne, then they saw the Smirnov family at the train station. They say hello, but Darren was shocked that he remembering white-haired Russian man from his nightmare. He waves and smiles nervously to him. The man says hello to him. Darren talking to Angelo about a white-haired Russian man and says quietly "His name was Anton Smirnov." Darren was shocked and flashbacks to a dream it shows Anton was a vampire sucking victim's blood. The flashback ends. He taking a deep breathing and calm himself down.
Darren talking to Anton back, he points to someone who is next to him and says "Who is this?" Anton answers "This is my wife, Mary". Darren answers back "And who is the paperboy, your son Freddy?" Anton says yes and asks Darren how did he know his son's name. Anton asking him about his hair color and says "My hair is used to be brown when I was younger." Then, Darren answers "Until you dying your hair white when you was 15." Anton then said "I agree, Darren. I used to live in Russia before I moved to America." Then, Darren talking to Mary about birthday and says "What's your birthday and year?", she answers " My birthday is May 19, 1987." Then Mary says back to Darren "When I was 10, my parents died in a car accident. So my adopted mother will take care of me now." Darren says "That's too bad. Good thing, your adopted mother was taking care of you." Freddy was looking at his mother while she talking to Darren. He says to himself "I wish I will have friends." Then, He heard the train honking when its stops at station. Suddenly, the Smirnov family and everyone are about to get in the train when it was begin to move.
Inside the train, Darren was listening to pop music, Angelo was reading the history book, Anne was talking to Daryl, Maya was listening to heavy metal music, Wendy was reading the fashion's newest design magazine. After everyone are aboard on a train, an old man tries to warn everyone about the purge but they ignore him. Then Darren listening to him, Old Man then calls on Darren to seek out on a base. Then, the pipe bombs were on some train tracks, inside the train, everyone are freaking out. Angelo telling everyone to calm down. Then, the pipe bombs blown off, causing detonate. Inside the train, everyone screaming in terror when they see another train was coming closer and crashed into it. Then, this creates an accidental train collision that causes Darren, Angelo, and several passengers to fall out, including an aggressive Anton who gets his body scratching, and plots revenge against Darren and his friends.
Later, seeking to verify Old Man's warning, Darren leads Angelo, Anne, a dimwits blonde-haired girl named Wendy Simmons, and Maya. Suddenly, they visit a night club called La Bimbo. They went inside where everyone having a party. As they started to hangout until Darren's phone was ringing. He is calling someone from a base.
Then, meanwhile at the base. They would find many mysteries. Suddenly, Maya saw a shadow. The shadow turns out to be Chief Bodaway, then Maya was asking Chief Bodaway about the purge. Chief Bodaway then smokes cannabis out of a candle and learns from Chief Bodaway that learns about the purge. Then, Mr. Ryan invented the story of a purge to assuage past victims' fear of being killed by a sadistic gang leader. When Darren, vowing to reveal the truth to people, is encouraged to travel beyond the city to find proof.
Meanwhile, Mary and Freddy are worried about Anton and watching the news. The news says about the massacre train accident and bombing, it was Anton's henchman Edmond Sanchez. Then Mary thinking about the massacre train accident and her husband was been injured.
Suddenly, Mary and Freddy hearing a strange sound coming from nowhere. They followed the sound until found it. It was coming from a first floor. They checked the doctor's office. In the doctor's office, Mary tried to find the video tape. Then, she putting the video tape on a VHS. She watching the video it shows a disturbing sex. It made her vomiting. Then, Freddy found a gun from a drawer. He takes it from a drawer which it was actually handgun. He then asking his mother about handgun. She saw a handgun from a drawer. Then, he gave a handgun to her.
Suddenly, they heard a gunshot. They run and saw dead people at outside and complete cover in blood. They then must follow the bloody footprints. As they followed Edmond but he was disappeared. Then, Darren and his friends saw a street car that pasting them which Maya's dress can blown away. Angelo saw Maya's thong when her dress was flying. Maya then was been embarrassed and angry. She slaps him in the face for looking at her thong. Darren points at the street race. Then they going to street race, at the street race. Maya saw a street car.
She find the Greene siblings at inside of the garage. Maya saw the people who are fixing the cars. Then, she decided to asking one of the mechanics where are the Greene siblings. They said "The Greene siblings are in an office." Maya answers "Okay, thank you.", then she walks to the office to see the Greene siblings. The Greene siblings are so happy that Maya was here. Maya then hugging them. Logan knows her since they met at La Bimbo. They are wanting to race each other. Maya was talking to Joy about the street racing. Joy was used to be a nurse but she was changing to a singer so everyone would love her. And Jay was very careful with their coffees. Then, he tripped a trash can and grabs the table. Joy grabs her coffee from her younger brother.
Maya was talking about Shopwell's. It was revealed from a 4th of July incident. Joy feels bad for the shoppers and employees. She thinks they are supposed to celebrating 4th of July. But unfortunately, they are been killed at supermarket because of the talking foods. Joy founds the bath salts which it coming from the drug dealer. While waiting for Maya, Darren then calling Leon in the phone. He was talking about the street racing in New York City.
They decided to sign up for street racing. Leon wants to sign up for street racing, but he must go to the airport so he will visit New York City. Later, Maya returns to her friends from an office. Darren saw the bath salts that Joy give. They then going to get in the car.
Later, at the airport, they were visiting the place called The Grand Winner. They enter the Grand Winner, meeting the Morton brothers. They are so proud that they are fans of the Morton brothers. Josh and John are greeting them who are the street racers. Darren wants to sign the photo for the Morton brothers.
They saw Leon who entering the Grand Winner race. He was so excited that sign up for the race. Later, at the flowers shop. Nora plants some flowers and trees, and heard coming from the plant room. She walking through the room and saw someone who is slices her flowers which turns out to be Howard. Nora was so angry at him for ruining her flowers and other plants. She then grabs the broom and chases him. Then Howard got out of the flowers shop. She then back to work. Howard is finding a place where he wants to doing drugs and smoking weed. It's called World of Tobacco and Drugs. He went inside of the store and buy some drugs.
Howard got out of the store and begin to smoke the weed. Meanwhile, at Levy's house, Nicole was watching the horror movie on the TV. Riley was playing the drum from his room, until Howard was returning from the store. He is glad to see him. Howard went to his room and doing drugs. Riley checking on his younger brother from his room. Riley was so shocked that Howard was doing drugs.
So Riley enters Howard's room and take the cigarette away from Howard. He tells him to stop smoking and doing drugs. But Howard was angry at Riley. They begin to arguing and fighting. At the living room, Nicole was heard her brothers are arguing. Nicole walking to Howard's room and telling them to knock off. Riley was telling her to make go away. But she refuses to move away. She continues to tell them to stop arguing. They then stop fighting and arguing. Nicole then walking away from the room.
Back at the Grand Winner, Leon wants the street racing trophy. But the only problem is he don't know how to drive. A trainer helps him to teach how to drive. A trainer says "You need to put seat belt so you can be safe." Leon grabs the key and turn the engine on. He starts to drive the car and steels the wheel. Leon was very good at driving. He must to follow the trainer's order. Leon loves it. He made it at the start line. Darren taking a picture from his phone. Leon then got out of the car and looks at the picture. Josh decides the award to Leon for passing the test. Leon finally to join the street racing. Meanwhile, a flagger girl is waiting for the cars to race. She saw the cars and the drivers. She then holds the cloth and says "Ready, set, go!" as she drops the cloth. The cars are moving. Leon steps the accelerator and starts the car. The cars are racing around the city. One of the cars was been use a nitrous oxide engine. It then begins to blast off to make it faster. The car dodging other vehicles, but it crashes into the restaurant. Leon was focusing on a road. He turns the car to the right direction. He shouts as the car turns around successfully. Then Leon is starting to get the finish lines. Leon made it. Darren and other are cheering that Leon won at the street racing and gets the street racing trophy.
Meanwhile, the Morton brothers were happy that Leon got an award. They give him a phone number and waves goodbye to Darren and other. Darren and his friends walking away. Back at the hotel, they packing their luggages and going to the airport to catch the flight. At the plane, Angelo watches the video about the street racing. The plane was landing, they got out of the plane. Darren, Anne, Leon, Angelo, Daryl, Wendy and Maya are got in the van. Meanwhile, at Anton's office, Mary and Freddy are waiting for Anton. He was yawning because of sleep, Mary took her son to his bedroom and let him rest. She then closes the door slowly so Freddy let rest. Then Mary back to work at her husband's office. Back at Carrie Toh's house, she was little bit worried about her friends being injured. Carrie then walking to the kitchen to get a glass of water. As she back to her room, Carrie saw something that was by the doll. She can close look at the doll. Then, the doll was moving by itself. She grabs the katana from her desk and walks slowly to the doll. Carrie steady her sword to the doll. She was about to chop the doll with her katana. While she lifts up with her katana, Carrie then heard the footsteps from the downstairs. She saw someone coming to her room. Carrie notices the doll is gone. She putting her katana away and get to her bed. Then, someone opening the door and turn out to be Camille Toh. Carrie smiles and waves at her, she was just get a cup of water. Then, Camille Toh walks away and close the door. Carrie then sleeping. Meanwhile, at the buffet, Darren and the others are walking around the block. Maya then gets the sushi and crabs. She sitting on the chair and eats it.
Wendy brought bunch of sushi and soup, sitting next to Maya, and eating her foods. Suddenly, they saw a criminal stoles a woman's purse and runs. Leon stands up, going after the criminal and hacking the car. Leon jumps into the car and drive away. Then, the criminal notices Leon pursuits him. He grabs the gun and shooting at him. Leon uses the phone to hack the traffic lights. The criminal notices the on-coming cars and crashes it. Then, Leon stops and got off the car, he was running to the car and opens the door. He pulls the criminal out of the car. He then arrests the criminal. The woman saw Leon with her purse. She slapped Leon. But Darren tells her to stop slapping him because he got a purse from a criminal. Then, she was apologizing him for slapped. The woman kisses him on the cheek. Leon then fainted after the kiss. They all laughing little a bit as Leon fainted in lovestruck.
Later, Carrie woke up at the morning. She went to the downstairs and grabs the cereal from the kitchen. She was about to eat the cereal but suddenly Carrie heard knocking the door. Carrie opens the door and says "Hello?", it turn out to be Darren. He told her about what happened to the massacre train accident in New York City. She was shocked that happened in New York City. Carrie got an idea, she ask her mother if she was going to New York City. Then Camille Toh says "Yes, you can go.", Carrie and Darren went away to New York City. At New York City, Carrie and Darren saw the tracks that has been destroyed last night. She remembers that the tracks had been destroyed because of the pipe bombs exploded. Some people died in the train. While other are injured, Darren notices something that has been collapsed last night. Carrie
- Paul Rudd as Darren Neuman, the main protagonist
- Rudd also voices one of Anton's henchmen, Gerardo Anderson, a guitarist of P.U.N.C.H., one of the police officers and Leon Douglas.
- James Franco as Angelo Henderson, the deuteragonist
- Franco also voices Doug "Druggie" Henderson, who is the older twin brother of Angelo. One of Anton's henchmen, Howard Levy who is Druggie's best friend, Warren Anderson, a drummer of P.U.N.C.H. and one of the police officers.
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Daryl Neuman one of the main protagonists, she is the older sister of Darren, daughter of Darrell and Darla, best friend of Carrie and new store manager of Shopwell's.
- Mila Kunis as Carrie Toh, one of the main protagonists, she is the daughter of Camille and Chad, best friend of Daryl, student and electrical engineer of Los Angeles High School and love interest of Freddy.
- Zac Efron as Dan Efron, one of the main protagonists
- Salama Hayek as Maya Aiza, the tritagonist. She is a sassy, tomboyish Mexican DJ, guitarist, dancer and student of Los Angeles High School. She is the niece of Elena and Adrian, cousin of Adora, daughter of Penelope and Amadeo, graddaughter of Antonella and Jeronimo, sister of Bontia and Alejandro, love interest of Dan, Camille Toh and Fit Man.
- Nicole Oliver as Wendy Simmons, one of the main protagonists.
- Oliver also voice Daisy Jones, Flight Attendant #2 and Alex Fellows.
- Rose Byrne as Anne Gordon, one of main protagonists.
- Byrne also voices Florist Nora Jones
- Nick Kroll as Anton Smirnov, the main antagonist who wants revenge on Darren and his friends for scratching and hurting him during the massacre train accident. He's also the leader of R.E.V.E.N.G.E., husband of Mary and father of Freddy.
- Kroll also voices one of his henchmen and Nick "Douche" Smith who is Daryl's new boyfriend.
- David Krumholtz as Edmond Sanchez, the secondary antagonist who is Anton's henchman.
- Edward Norton as Rami Abeles, an Arab-Jewish priest who works at church.
- Seth Rogen as Freddy Smirnov, one of the main protagonists. He is the son of Anton and Mary, paperboy and love interest of Carrie Toh.
- Kristen Wiig as Mary Smirnov, one of the four tritagonists, she is the secretary, mother of Freddy, wife of Anton and friend of FBI.
- Danny McBride as Bobby Simpson, one of the four tritagonists
- McBride also voices Homeless Man, Doctor #1, Waiter #2 and Man #2.
- Harland Williams as Floyd Anderson
- Williams also voices one of the ninjas, Drug Dealer, and police officers.
- Lauren Miller as Camille Toh
- Miller also voices Old Woman, Nurse #1, Waitress
- Maryke Hendrikse as Ms. Skylar Sullivan, a teacher of Los Angeles High School.
- Hendrikse also voices Loretta Price, Flight Attendant #1 and Woman #1.
- Jonah Hill as Nigel Baker
- Mary J. Blige as Joy Greene
- Ice Cube as Logan Greene
- Cube also voices one of Anton's henchmen.
- Kevin Hart as Jay Greene
- Hart voices one of the police officers, Chef #1, Mr. Samuel Wells and Kyle Andersen.
- Derek Phillips as Dr. Mark Philip
- Gael García Bernal as Alejandro Aiza
- Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Adora Aiza
- Sofía Espinosa as Penelope Aiza
- Jaime Camil as Amadeo Aiza
- Mary Gibbs as Kay Fellows
- Craig Robinson as Mr. Ryan
- Trey Parker as Carlito Henderson
- Sarah Chalke as Cassandra Henderson
- Chalke also voices Flagger Girl, Palmer Lee, Lucy Marsh and Mrs. Cook.
- Ashly Burch as Nicole Levy
- T. J. Miller as Riley Levy
- Reese Witherspoon as Darla Neuman
- Bill Hader as Darrell Neuman
- Hader voices one of the police officers, Chief Bodaway and Felipe.
- Dwayne Johnson as Josh Morton
- Vin Diesel as John Morton
- Jennifer Hale as Beth Douglas
- Tom Kenny as Jimmy Douglas
- Charlotte Hope as Nurse Hopper
The teaser for the film was released on December 25, 20??.
The first red band trailer for the film was released on January 28, 20??, with the green band trailer releasing the next day.
The second red band trailer was released on April 17, 20??, while the green band version came out on June 20, 20??.
Both versions of the final trailer were released on July 18, 20??.
Theatrical release dates
Fathom Events offered an advanced screening of the movie in over 300 theaters in the United States on June 28, 20??. This screening also contained a post-movie interview with the cast and a sneak preview of Ben's Mysterious Adventure. Guests who attended the screening also got a goodie bag with an exclusive T-shirt, a Darren's hat keychain, a lanyard, and a free coupon for 20% off any product in the Adventure of Darren and his Friends collection at Spencer's, Hot Topic and Fye.
The movie was released theatrically on July 12, 2020 in North America, and it was released in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2020 while it was released in Canada on December 25 2020.
Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures - Russian vampire/leader named Anton Smirnov behind her, bites the torch lady's neck, attacking, killing her instantly and now cover in blood.
Annapura Pictures - None
Point Grey Pictures - We see a diary that is just like the one Leon uses and a .44 Magnum inside the desk as it closes, and we see an animated sketch on the desk of some the sadistic gangs. Darren and his friends busts though the brick wall of the building, and fight what is supposedly masked gang at the building, Darren shots at the masked gang with .44 Magnum, while the masked gang leader died from blood loss. The rectangle is drawn as Darren and his friends giving a high five while mid-jumping.
The score for the spin-off is being composed by John Debney and Brian Tyler. This is unlike the first film, which was composed by Christopher Lennertz and Alan Menken.
- It Girl by Jason Derulo
- E.T. by Katy Perry
- Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
- If I Has You by Adam Lambert
Songs heard in the film
- Work from Home by Fifth Harmony (ft. Ty Dolla Sign)
- Between the Sheets by The Isley Brothers
- Mmm Yeah by Austin Mahone (ft. Pitbull)
- Let's Rock by Qulinez
- Cheap Thrills by Sia (ft. Sean Paul)
- Cake By The Ocean by DNCE
- Mean by Taylor Swift
- Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne
- Havana by Camila Cabello (ft. Young Thug)
- Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
- Misery Business by Paramore
- Disturbia by Rihanna
- Anaconda by Nicki Minaj (ft. The Pinkprint)
- It's Going to Fight by Mary J Blige
- Let It Roll by Flo Rida
- The Middle by Zedd (ft. Maren Morris and Grey)
- Make Me Lose Control by Eric Carmen
- Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen
- True by Spandau Ballet
- Gangnam Style by Psy
- Everybody (Backstreet's Back) by Backstreet Boys
- Feel This Moment by Christina Aguilera (ft. Pitbull)
- See You Again by Charlie Puth
- Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha (ft. Florida Georgia Line)
- Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
- Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Songs heard in the trailers/TV spots
- Hey Mama by David Guetta (ft. Nicki Minaj, Afrojack and Bebe Rexha) (Teaser trailer)
- Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Trailers 1 and 2, as well as TV ads for the theatrical release)
- Spencer's, Hot Topic and Fye had a collection of products inspired by and based on the film. Some items in this collection included apparel, jewelry, headwear, stickers, posters, pins, action figures, and magnets.
- A novelization of the film exists, as well as a storybook adaptation, and a book called Leon's Diary. which is a replica of Leon's Diary in the movie and retells the story of the film via Leon's Diary entries, with his friends and family contributing to some of the pages.
- Alamo Drafthouse made an exclusive coloring book for the film.
- Commonwealth Toys made plushies of Darren and other characters.
- Rasta Imposta made costumes of Darren and other characters.
- A beat 'em up game called Darren Comes to Rescue was released for iOS and Android devices. In this game, you play as Darren and must fight the enemies to clear the levels. But if the enemy is hitting him, his health bar can lose when he was getting hit. If he lost all his health bar, he can die which means game over. Darren must find a health kit when his health was half empty.
- Wayback Burgers had an Adventure of Darren and his Friends menu to promote the Quest with Darren and home video release, containing food themed after the movie, such as the Bloody Thirsty milkshake and Maya's smokey hot tacos.
- The movie was named after the book that was released in July 18.
- Angelo mention that his brother Doug is befriend with Howard since they are kids until when they got older. It's references to Disney/Pixar's Inside Out where Meg and Riley are best friends in Minnesota until her family move to San Francisco, California when she was 11.
- Although there wasn't the anthropomorphic characters in the spin-off, there's some anthropomorphic characters in either in a flashback, as an inanimate objects or mentioning by Darren's family and friends.
- Leon Douglas' appearances are similar to Darren's from the first film. They're both nerds, have same unique hair style, have moles on their left cheek, have slight scruffle on their chin, have pimples on their forehead, their voice sound like a nerd, have long nose, big round ears, buck teeth, have tall-skull cap and wear glasses. However, their personalities are completely different because Darren is mean, cruel, cranky, rude and dumb while Leon is nice, selfless, kind, helpful and smart. Also Leon doesn't have a beer belly. He also wearing a braces for his teeth and have more pimples on his face than Darren's.
- According to Anton's driver license, he was born in November 26, 1982. It also says "Class C" which he drives the truck, cars and boats.
- It was the first R-rated CGI animation film to be thriller film.
- It was also Seth Rogen's first non-comedy animation film.
- The film is said to be more emotional, serious and mature than its first film.
- The film also have more violence, sexual content, strong language and drug use than its first film.
- During the fight/training scenes, Darren take outs the same gun which it's Colt Python/.44 Magnum from the first film.
- Alex, Darren, Drug Dealer, Honey Mustard's "God", Employee who crushed the pop-tart, Maria and Camille Toh are only characters who returned from original film.
- Honey Mustard's "God" is actually named Bill Hopper in both driver's license and end credits.
- Also Employee who crushed the pop tart is actually named Thomas Fellow who is still at a hospital.
- Shopwell's, Druggie's house, Camille Toh's house and Town Streets are only locations that are returned from original film.
- During the street racing scene, the song Shut Up and Drive can be heard while racing.
- When Carrie Toh saying to Wendy while arguing and fighting "Just chill out, you crazy bitch!" which it is similar to the scene where Lorretta fighting and arguing with Brenda.
- This is the third Sony film to have opening music during the opening logos after The Interview and Pineapple Express.
- The 11 kids who are talking to Angelo bare resemblance to the Loud kids from the Loud House.
- Some of the songs are return from the first film (such as Hungry Eyes, Let's Rock, etc.).
- The film frequently contains references to films and television series, especially in the posters, such as Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Spirit, Fast and Furious series, Van Helsing, Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, Faster, Scream series, Another, The Spirit, Life is Strange, The Evil Within, Resident Evil, Watch Dogs series, Sherlock Holmes, Ant-Man, CSI and Taken.
- The scene where the plane landed in a town, plays a song from Home.
- Unlike the original Sausage Party, it showing private parts during sex scenes.
- This film has many similarities references, such as Sin City, Panty and Stocking, Fast and Furious, Life is Strange, The Evil Within, Resident Evil, Scream, Sherlock Holmes, Cold Case, Faster, Need for Speed, Mission Impossible series and The Spirit.
- It reveals the posters are shown rainy nighttime city with bunch of the main characters with hold their weapons and doing different pose which is similar to Sin City.
- Several scenes in this film are done in 2D animation, includes some parts where the activists strike against the racism.
- This film is based on The Purge Series, Fast and Furious Series, Van Helsing, Another, Sin City Series, The Spirit, Need for Speed series, The Evil Within, Watch Dog and Life is Strange.
- Despite thriller film, it has few jokes and funny moments (such as Carrie and Jay was been chased by a bunch of birds).
- During the end credits, Stan Lee's name can be seen as a memory since he died in November 12, 2018.
- When Maya and her friends are walking through the town streets, a "free sousaphone" poster and other posters on a street light can be spotted.
- Leon holding a pack of Fancy Dogs and Glamour Buns from his refrigerator which it's identity to Frank and Brenda from the first film.
- A113 is seen on the door entrance of Miss Skylar Sullivan's class.
- Many real-life celebrities appeared in the film. They are Nicki Minaj (famous Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress), Rihanna (famous Barbadian singer, songwriter and actress), Jason Derulo (famous American singer, songwriter, and dancer), Taylor Swift (famous American singer-songwriter), Camila Cabello (famous Cuban-American singer and songwriter), The Black Eyed Peas (famous American musical group), Pitbull (famous American rapper), Jennifer Lopez (famous American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and producer), Christina Aguilera (famous American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality), Flo Rida (famous American rapper, singer, songwriter and composer), Kesha (famous American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress), Shakira (famous Colombian-Lebanese singer, songwriter, and dancer), Ne-Yo (famous American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor), David Guetta (famous French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer), Calvin Harris (Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer), Sia (famous Australian singer-songwriter, record producer and music video director), Tiësto (famous Dutch DJ and record producer) Justin Timberlake (American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer), Selena Gomez (American singer and actress), Beyoncé (American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman), Britney Spears (American singer, dancer, and actress), Katy Perry (American singer, songwriter, and television judge), Ariana Grande (American singer and actress), Wisin (Puerto Rican reggaeton rapper, singer and record producer), Yandel (Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and record producer), Don Omar (Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and actor), Daddy Yankee (Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and record producer), Justin Bieber (famous Canadian singer, actor and songwriter), Mary J. Blige (famous American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress), Paramore (American rock band), Psy (South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer), Avril Lavigne (Canadian singer-songwriter and actress), Fergie (American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress), will.i.am (American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer, actor and philanthropist), apl.de.ap (Filipino-born American rapper, singer and record producer), Miley Cyrus (American singer, songwriter, and actress), Lauren Jauregui (American singer and songwriter), Normani (American singer, songwriter and dancer), Dinah Jane (American singer), Ally Brooke (American singer), Taboo (American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and DJ) and Fifth Harmony (American girl group).
- A poster of The Interview can be seen when Maya and Wendy are passing the buildings.
- An Ant-Man suit can be seen on Darren's room. Which Paul playing Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- An orange squirrel with light blue jacket and lime green shorts bares resemblance Conker the Squirrel.
- Stan Lee can be seen during the race.
The spin-off movie received positive review, but was given bit more praise than the first movie. Rotten Tomatoes had an score of 86%. The site's critical consensus reads "Adventure of Darren and his Friends may be explicit, but it is awesome and epic, and the story is amazing and perfect. It was the first R-rated CGI animation film to be thriller film. But It was also Seth Rogen's first non-comedy animation film." On MetaCritic, it had a score of 72 of 100, indicating "generally perfect reviews". In CinemaScore, it was given a "B+" on an A+ to F scale.
The film was a huge success at the box office.
Unlike the original Sausage Party film, Adventure of Darren and his Friends was nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Thriller Film.
Rated R for strong bloody violence/gore, brief drug use, strong sexual content, disturbing images, pervasive language, terror and bloody images. The movie was rated 15 in the UK and 14A in Canada.
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