Saturday, April 12, 2008

Uwe Boll

I figured I'd weigh in on this controversy surrounding Uwe Boll right now. For those of you who don't know Uwe Boll, he is the famed director that brought us such gems as House of the Dead, BloodRayne, Alone in the Dark, In the Name of the King, and the upcoming Postal. He is one of the most hated directors not only because of his movies, but his demeanor. He challenged three movie critics to a boxing match, and trounced all of them. In an interview he said that if a million people wanted him to quite making movies, he would. As a result, a petition is being circulated, and at least as of this point, around 100,000 people have signed it.

In a rebuttal interview, he called himself a genius (with much more colorful language, and started another petition for his supporters.

You can see his response here
and see the pro-Boll Petition
and the anti-Boll Petition

Personally, I hate his movies. But if he left, a giant void would be left in the media industry. He trashes Michael Bay and Eli Roth- who are both indeed awful, but they don't have the larger than life confrontational image that boll has. Sure we'd be left with Paul W.S. Anderson, the horrid director of Resident Evil and AvP 2, but I couldn't see him fighting his critics. Admit it, all you Uwe Boll haters, if he left, you would miss him/

Also, to his benefit, this is generating some extremely good publicity for Postal, which comes out in May. That movie is going to be so much more successful than it would have been otherwise. My hat's off to you Uwe.

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