Showing posts with label uwe boll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label uwe boll. Show all posts

Friday, April 11, 2008

"Stop Dr. Uwe Boll" Petition

Who's Uwe, you say? Well, if you have seen any of the movies above (Bloodrayne, Alone in the Dark, In the Name of the King: Dungeon Siege, and House of the Dead), you have already experienced some of his handywork. Considered to be one of the worst movie directors ever, Boll generated quite a bit of hate from his lacklustre efforts in adapting video game franchises onto the silver screen, particularly from net-savvy game fans and movie critics. In response, he offered them a once-in-a-lifetime chance to slug the director in a boxing match, which some people got more than what they bargained for. Now he's daring people to compile a petition with a million signatures, the only thing that will compel him to leave showbiz for good. Not that I'm defending him, because I've only seen Bloodrayne so far (which was pretty B-grade bad), but it was hardly the worst movie I've ever saw. You want bad? See Dracula 3000. It's probably because of his prolificity in making bad movies about games that riled fans up. Despite his notoriety, he was still able to talk celebs like Ben Kingsley, Ray Liotta, Burt Reynolds, Jason Statham, John Rhys-Davies, Ron Perlman and Michael Madsen into appearing in his movies. Must be quite a charmer. Anyway, if you ready do hate him that much, sign the "Stop Dr. Uwe Boll" petition here. Or better yet, start a petition in favour of Boll, well, because he's asking.

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Russian Connection

Grand Theft Auto 4 in action.

Looks promising.

The upcoming chapter of the infamous bestselling video game Grand Theft Auto (GTA) adds the Russian Mafia into its canon of gangsters, after featuring the Italian, Hispanic and African-American ones in past installments. But before the game is even released or plans to adapt the game into a movie is even talked about, director David Cronenberg has shot and is about to release the Russian mob-themed movie Eastern Promises. Judging from his previous works including The Fly and A History of Violence, this could well be the most definitive (and probably the most violent and/or sexiest) Russian gangster movie to date, which will overshadow whatever film adaptation GTA producer Rockstar is planning in the future. Or these game making companies could just learn their lessons once and for all and stop throwing money at Uwe Boll, but instead hire a proper director like Cronenberg to bring justice to their game's future film adaptations.