The Onion Movie (DVD, 2008, Sensormatic; Checkpoint; Uncut; Unrated)
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- davrt57May 17, 2016by
Outrageous satire and humor, not for the easily offended.
Unusual editing style leads viewer through various mini sub-plots, connecting them via recurring appearances, culminating in final realization point of "the Onion News absurdity of society concept". Simulated "stuffed shirt" movie critic segments drive home the self deprecating overall attitude that this viewer enjoyed. Cameos by some famous personalities makes one wonder "how did they get these artists to sign up for these roles".
This movie looks sarcastically at views regarding race, sex, homophobia, and the overall pathetic advertising industry as it relates to the United States citizens' tendency to believe anything the media says.
The "unknown" character actor parts are very well done. Where did they find these folks? Pretty darn high production values, especially simulations of television commercials, news anchor interviews and superior Brittney Spears music renditions, mocking the style of sex laced innuendo tunes, found in all that type of teen pulp fodder.
Fans of the Airplane/Naked Gun movies, or South Park/Family Guy series will probably not be offended, and should get some laughs (of a new variety) from viewing this movie.
I enjoyed this "low brow humor" movie. I had to watch it a few times in a row.Read full review
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- commander-690Oct 30, 2014by
Serious Satire, but not for everyone
This is a five star rating for serious satire and sketches. Most will be offended, but this plays to those who really know what current events are and know what other cultures are like. I bought several as gifts. Something to offend everyone, but still accurate.
- palookaville70Apr 06, 2011by
I've been wanting to watch this one for ages and then I see it for a buck in a sidewalk sale, a BUCK!!! how can you go wrong? From the trailers that I watched, this movie seemed to have a "Kentucky Fried Movie" vibe going on, and I was right. It was very much like KFM, a bunch a skits, loosely tied together to make a movie. That is until you get to the end of the film, when all of the weird jokes and randomness that followed in the previous hour, actually come together and make sense (or at least tie up a little).
From Britney Spears to racial equality, this movie pokes fun at anything and everything in a biting satirical way in the form of a news broadcast. The skits are hit and miss, much like the humor of "The Onion" itself, either you will find something hilarious or you will just sit there staring blankly at the screen. The movie sends itself up a lot too, never taking itself seriously, well worth a look as there is more than likely a few of the sketches that will give you a laugh.
Man, I can't wait to watch "Cock-Puncher!"Read full review
- cer3bralassassi...Jun 15, 2009by
Funny Sketch Movie
This is a fun movie to watch for lots of laughs. Its pretty hilarious throughout, it may be dumb at times but you'll find yourself LOLing during most of the movie. The plot is, well, nonexistent. The only plot here is involves a news anchor not liking a parent companies shameless adds during "the very important" news cast, which culminates in him declaring his feelings about it at the end of the movie in which a lot of the skits tie in at the end. But your not watching the movie for this your watching it for the very funny skits/sketches throughout (the ending is pretty hilarious too). I found myself able to watch it multiple times actually, but I would say this is a great rent, or if you can get it for a few bucks on this website even better.
- tony_59Jul 23, 2011by
Although rough around the edges I liked this movie.
The Onion movie is based upon the parody news website the onion.com It is a series of rediculous funny and sometimes crudeskits that are "connected in the end of the film. The news anchor Norm Arche is being forced to give up his journalistic integrity to plug a movie being promoted by the parent company. Some of the skits are considered racist and in poor taste.