The Onion Movie: Don't Bother

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I watched The Onion Movie the other night and I must say I was sorely disappointed. I'm a big fan of The Onion and, in my opinion, The Onion News Network is the best "fake news" out there, next to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, of course. However, after watching the movie, it became obvious that the ONN just doesn't translate to the big screen.

Although there were a few chuckle-worthy moments, The Onion Movie was just a collection of loosely related sketches tied together with a weak, wandering story line. And don't even get me started on the ending: Suffice it to say that it was worse than the lamest Hollywood romantic comedy.

In short: Stick to watching The Onion News Network for satirical news. At least that way, if you run across a segment that's not clever or entertaining, you will have only wasted a few minutes rather than an hour and a half.

Clip from The Onion News Network:

Old, Grizzled Third-Party Candidate May Steal Support From McCain