Sunday, June 22, 2008

"The Onion Movie"

I wonder what The Onion AV Club reviewers would say about "The Onion Movie" if they were allowed to write about it. I'm guessing they'd slam it pretty hard for being a steaming pile of poo.

1 comment:

Danny Fisher said...

Did you see this?:

A final note on The Onion Movie. I know some of you have been waiting for the A.V Club to review The Onion Movie in one form or another. I hate to disappoint you, but that's just not going to happen. For me to write about it would be a flagrant conflict of interest. Two of my friends wrote it. The Onion has been my employer for eleven years. So the best tack is to just not write about it. In my experience it's always best to avoid not only conflicts of interest but also the appearance of conflicts of interest.

Commenters have complained in the past that I reviewed "The Aristocrats" without acknowledging that Onion comedy writers are in the film. I think that's an entirely different story. First off, I did not know that they'd be in the film. Furthermore, they were one of a hundred or so funny people featured, so it's not like The Aristocrats was, to borrow a phrase, an Onion Movie or anything. I honestly don't think their presence affected my appraisal of the film one way or another and I think it would have been self-indulgent to point out the Onion's very minor role in that film. Incidentally, I have not seen The Onion Movie yet but intend to.