Uwe Boll is no doubt one of the most infamous filmmakers of our generation. The minute someone watches 47 seconds of any film he’s made, they automatically want to hunt him down and destroy him. He’s so bad that it seems people forgot about that other video game filmmaker, Paul WS Anderson (Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil). At least Uwe Boll didn’t mess up Alien Vs. Predator.
Boll, responsible for such classics as House of the Dead and BloodRayne, may be a touch on the misunderstood side. Sure, his films are terrible pieces of schlock but you can’t deny his charms. Just listen to this snippet of commentary from the Alone in the Dark DVD:
How can you fault a person who genuinely thinks he’s made such a great film? And I actually think he is somewhat on the right side when it wonders how people can hate his movies so easily, yet let shit like Hide and Seek slide. I’d rather watch 6 Uwe Boll films in their entirety than sit through that Dakota Fanning nightmare one more time.
At least I can laugh at a Boll movie.
Last year, Boll decided to take on some of his worst critics in a boxing match. No one can say for sure if he was hoping to change their minds, or if he just wanted to kick some ass, but he took on 4 critics from various publications and walked away unbruised.
I am told by some of the local press around here that when they did a public pre-screening of Alone in the Dark a few years ago, the projectionist responsible for putting the print together accidentally put the reels together in the wrong order but no one was able to tell. They just thought it was perfectly normal for Uwe to cut from a weird monster action sequence to Christian Slater having sex with that gross chick, then cut back to the monster action sequence. I really wish I didn’t miss this screening.
Also available on Youtube is the first few minutes of his newest film, Postal.
I am at a loss for words. Clearly that’s going to offend some people, if not all people. Perhaps these is why he is so hated. He’s like the “King of Comedy” for all things not funny, previously held by Carlos Mencia. What’s a Boll to do?