You may remember, or have tried to forget, Uwe Boll, the notoriously terrible director of game to movie conversions such as BloodRayne, Alone in the Dark and In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. You may also remember that he claimed that his new movie “Postal”, based on the videogame of the same name was going to destroy the new Indiana Jones movie in the box-office.
In an email to bloodydisgusting.com he wrote that:
â€œOn the Indiana Jones weekend – May 23 – we will go out and destroy Indiana Jones in the Box Office! We all know that Harrison Ford is older as my grandpa and his time is up – would Michael Moore say!â€¦Spielberg gets sloppy. We saw that with War of the Worlds (why the f**k the older brother survived?) and also in parts of Jaws, E.T., Munich etc.! My performance in Postal as â€˜Nazi Theme Park Owner’ outperforms easily Ben Kingsley in Schindler’s List!â€
Not only was Postal only able to get 4, yes 4 theatres that would let him show his movie, but it has now been reported that in a free screening of the movie, around 200 people walked out in the first 10 minutes.
The main reason is that the movie begins with a scene that depicts the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre. In the movie, the “terrorists” hijack the plane because they want to go to the Bahamas instead, but when the passengers of the plane storm the cockpit, they cause it to crash into the towers.
The huge issue seems to be that people in the US aren’t yet ready for humour based on 9/11. Many people suffered great losses that day and it is probably not something that should be joked about just yet. Its obvious that you have done something seriously wrong if nearly 200 people walk out of a FREE screening of the movie.
Bingegamer.net reports that “Boll defended the film, saying that while he didn’t want to hurt anybody, he wanted Postal to break the rules, and bring into question what exactly is ‘taboo’.”
Seriously Mr. Boll, you need to start taking the hint.
Last Updated: June 4, 2008