Starring: Steven Seagal, Len Cariou, Sarah McElligott
Director: James Kleiner
Running Time: 80 mins
The Onion Movie is an American film that satirises current events around the world, as well as poking fun at various parts of life through the means of toilet humour, all presented through various sketches.
This was an incredibly moronic film, with some of the most unintelligent and juvenile humour I’ve ever seen. Despite that, it was still quite entertaining to watch, stylised in a similar way to Monty Python films such as And Now For Something Completely Different, so it was good fun.
To start with the good side of things, this film is extremely easy-watching. If you want something that you can just vaguely look at, this is perfect, because there’s no storyline whatsoever, just numerous idiotic yet funny sketches detailing some of the most random events possible.
I liked the way in which this film didn’t just stick with the news desk setting. Although that was the main bulk of the film, centred around the old news anchor, it spread to unconnected scenes, which were just as funny, but a bit fresher, and a nice quick break from the main part of the film.
Having said that, I would say that this film did eventually becoming quite boring, repetitive and predictable in terms of the humour, with the callbacks quickly becoming irritating, and all of the toilet humour being a bit too much to be consistently entertaining.
Still, I felt that this was a simple, fun film for anyone to watch, and because of that, I’ll give this a 6.7.