This just figures – I barely start posting here and Uwe Boll shows up twice! The gifted merchant of video-game-movie death has rebutted against a surge of signatures on an online petition urging him to stop. He even remarked that if it reached a million, he’d do just that. Unfortunately for him the list ballooned from a mere few thousand to over 100,000. Yeah, it’ll never hit that million – people will lose interest quicker than Facebook vampire game invitations do the rounds. But old Uwe must have gotten the impression that people might actually not like him. So the director went to the format he knows best –
VHS video – and had this to say:
â€œLook, I’m not a F**king retard like Michael Bay or other people running around in the businessâ€¦ or Eli Roth making the same shitty movies over and over again. If you really look in my movies you will see my real genius,â€ Boll said in a video statement. â€œYou have to really wake up and see me what I am, the only genius in the whole f**king business.â€
Funny, after watching Transformers and Hostel 2 I’m inclined to agree. But once again Uwe uses the ‘if you watch my movies’ argument, so even he assumes no-one watches the stuff he produced. But trust me on this – watching the man’s movies closely (especially Alone in the Dark) really just makes them worse. It’s addictive, though. I’ll buy the Uwe Boll box-set one day, so I can torture people who wander into my living room with movies starring Lindsay Lohan.
Anyway, to break this Boll bender, here’s something different on the topic. Edge once again has a long and thought provoking article out, this time on the industry of games becoming movies. It’s worth the read, but if you prefer something marginally shorter, check out the Wikipedia entry for game movies currently in production. Why is someone making an Everquest movie?
Last Updated: April 10, 2008