The Onion Movie will surprise you, disappoint you, or give you just what you expect. I guess I fall into the surprise group. If you notice my rating, it isn't 1/2 a star, which is where I started before watching this decent comedic picture.So, what makes this film more successful than, let's say, Date Movie. The plot, or lack of plot that is. You see this film has no plot other then to mock a funny newspaper. There is no flow here. Instead, this film is basically 80 minutes of random skits, with Len Cariou, who plays the leading news anchor perfectly, filling in the time between these skits by pretending he is giving out news headlines. This is one way to go to create a good comedy.A good portion of the comedy in here is racial and sexual, but it does manage to get some laughs. Way more so, than Scary Movie 2. There are a bunch of those ridiculous comedic scenes as well. Some are funny and some are, well, stupid. The ending is partially clever too. It utilizes the concepts and characters from a bunch of the earlier skits.Despite this movie swooping in under the radar, there are a bunch of recognizable faces in here. The most notable is Steven Seagal as the "Cockpuncher." You may also notice Daniel Dae Kim, Nick Chinlund, and even Michael Bolton. I can't forget to mention the sexy Sarah McElligott as Melissa Cherry.This is not a comedic classic like Spaceballs, but it isn't a pile of crap like Date Movie. It is in the middle. For a measly 80 minutes of your life you can get a few laughs out of the cockpun ... I mean The Onion Movie.