Uwe Boll: Director, Producer, Dark Lord Print E-mail
Written by El Chupacabra   
Thursday, 30 August 2007
Uwe Bolls are not the clumps or hair and partially chewed up grass that Lamas cough up. No, Uwe Boll is the name of a man, but not just any man. Uwe Boll is the man responsible for unleashing unmitigated horror and suffering upon video game and movie aficionados. Does that mean the BMDB staff are the first ones in line to see the terrible movies he makes. You bet we are!

For the record, I'm not against movies based on video games. Some games can be quite compelling and provide a good idea, or premise. If you are thinking movies based on Pong it's time to stop Pledging your Atari's wood grain finish and pick up a next-gen console or PC and get yourself some critically acclaimed games . Critical acclaim is something that Uwe Boll productions to not receive and there may be a reason for that. His recent filmography: 

  1. Alone in the Dark II (2009) (V) (filming) (producer)
  2. Far Cry (2008) (filming) (producer)
  3. Tunnel Rats (2008) (post-production) (executive producer)
  4. BloodRayne II: Deliverance (2007) (completed) (executive producer)
  5. Postal (2007) (executive producer) (producer)
  6. Seed (2007) (executive producer)
  7. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) (executive producer)
  8. BloodRayne (2005) (producer)
  9. Alone in the Dark (2005) (executive producer)
  10. House of the Dead (2003) (producer)

(source:BMDB)

Unfortunately, Uwe Boll's movies are mildly successful meaning this infernal engine of cinematic despair keeps lurching forward. His latest flick, Postal, is based on the ultra violent and sociopathic video game Going Postal. Yes, I enjoyed it, but dammit, I waited in line to buy milk. Unfortunately, he decided to draw a parallel between a white guy going on a rampage of random violence during which he kills actor Gary Coleman and the 9/ll attacks. Good idea? You be the judge. You can catch an interesting interview with Uwe over at Gamasutra . My favorite question was "Given the scope of your taste and vision, how do you get funded?"

Also for your browsing pleasure, see Uwe Boll get a "warm" reception at the Penny Arcade Expo 2007 , a gamer-centric, fan-powered sympoisum of sorts.

 
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